Here’s what’s coming in the next Xbox One update

Posted: October 21, 2014 in Game Articles


by Michael McWhertor

Next month’s system update for Xbox One brings a number of new features to the console that focus on personalization, TV, Twitter and more. Perhaps the most visible (and apparently most requested) of those new features is the ability to customize your Xbox One dashboard’s background.

In a new preview video of the Xbox One November update, Microsoft’s Larry Hryb and Richard Irving show off some new customization features. Initially, the option to use a custom background image will be limited; players will only be able to use artwork from the Xbox Live achievements they’ve unlocked. A forthcoming update to the Xbox One media player will give users the ability to use any image as the background on the dashboard home, however.

The Xbox One November update will also add the option to add a player bio and location to a user’s profile settings. And Microsoft is adding a showcase of user’s accomplishments on Xbox One, sort of like a personal highlight reel.

There’s a lot more to the update, including the ability to share gameplay clips through Twitter and features that focus on what TV shows are trending. Other new additions in the November update focus on improving Xbox One Store pages, SmartGlass, Internet Explorer and more.


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