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Post by Eorl @ 09:19am 19/08/14 | 5 Comments
Microsoft has launched a new Xbox One system update today, rolling out a number of new features and interface tweaks in response to user feedback.

The Xbox One's August update reorganizes user activity feeds, adding text entry and expanded options for shared media. After applying the upgrade, players can purchase Xbox One content online and install it remotely without manually powering on the system, a system currently implemented in Sony's PlayStation 4. Media playback also gets a boost with 3D Blu-ray support and the ability to disable system notifications while watching video.

Other new features include notifications for low controller batteries and a "last seen" option that tracks friend activity. Microsoft plans to introduce additional improvements to the Xbox One's media player and other firmware components in the next system update due later this year.



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Khel
Posted 10:08am 19/8/14
Media player updates are long overdue tbh, its pretty awful and barebones as things currently stand. Also, they need to make it possible to upload game clips straight to youtube, and be able to pre-order and pre-download games off the marketplace.
ph33x
Posted 10:39am 19/8/14
Such functionality, much feature.

Wow.
kappa
Posted 11:24am 19/8/14
Still early days but good to see MS committed to pumping out the updates. Just wish Sony was as proactive with the PS4 :(
Meddek
Posted 12:30pm 19/8/14
Still early days but good to see MS committed to pumping out the updates. Just wish Sony was as proactive with the PS4 :(


What do you mean, Sony has pumped updates into the PS4, it received it's 3D support a couple of weeks ago, and the youtube direct upload from sharefactory etc is available now / in the next firmware update.
mick
Posted 07:56pm 26/8/14
i still have a xbox360 decided to spend big on a new pc glad i did not bother with the new consoles as i enjoy all the games i have without the high cost to buy games for consoles.
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