Major Xbox One Update Overhauls Dashboard and More

Major Xbox One Update Overhauls Dashboard and More

In the Creators Update, Microsoft added Beam broadcasting technology making it easier for users to broadcast gameplay on Windows 10 and Xbox One.

Microsoft has announced that a new update is now rolling to the Xbox One that aims to enhance the console's user interface in a number of ways.

Microsoft's own Beam streaming service has come to the console as part of its March 2017 update, giving Xbox One owners a new option for showcasing their Destiny skills or Mass Effect adventures.

The new enhanced guide takes some inspiration from the old Xbox 360 menu with the Xbox button bringing up an "enhanced Guide" as an overlay on the left side of your screen. The new guide gives Xbox One gamers better access to the Game DVR app and the app itself has changed as well. Other added features include a Copilot feature which allows two controllers to act as one for those with limited mobility, as well as being able to set screen time limits for children attached to your Microsoft family account. The first thing Xbox One owners will notice with the update is a new look for Home.

Accessibility has also changed with the new Xbox One update.

The update allows One streamers to manage their streams and interact with their viewers via a chat overlay. It includes a new achievement tracker that lets you keep objectives in an overlay while you play.

The Xbox One was released on November 22, 2013. With the latest Beam Streaming update, Microsoft is offering a challenge to Amazon's Twitch, which is the leader in the streaming market for live video games. Microsoft has already revealed the benefits for users and all the new features that can be expected.

Screen-time limits can now be enabled as well so that you can decide just how long your kids can play Minecraft for before they have to do their homework.

The New Xbox One update is definitely a major one. All bitstream formats are supported, including newer ones like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.

Over the past few months, we have been targeting hundreds of improvements across the board. If you're enrolled in the Insider program, the necessary ISO files are available via Microsoft's Software Download website. Let us know in a comment below. As we've said, this is just the beginning - be on the lookout for more great features.

Insider program members now have another way to install the Windows 10 Creators Update early.

The Beam Streaming will be coming to PC users a little later on April 11 alongwith the Windows Creators update.

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