Windows 10 PCs aren’t the only ones getting extra features with the Anniversary Update. The much-awaited Summer Update for Xbox One is available now.
The latest system update lets you finally play background music on your Xbox One, bring Cortana to the console and visually overhaul your game collection. It also allows language region independence allowing you to keep your language settings on the console independent of the country you are in.
Perhaps most importantly, the Xbox One Summer Update now lets you see how big and how long it will take you to download a game to Xbox One. A handy addition that’s been missing since the console’s launch in 2013. Sharing screenshots and finding friends has also gotten better.
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Storefront now converges with the Windows Store adding the ability to filter user reviews and search results.
On the topic of Windows, popular Windows 10 PC games like League of Legends and XCOM 2 will appear on the Xbox Store and have their own game hubs on Xbox Live.
“Whether you’re on your PC, Xbox One, or mobile phone, you’ll be able to see what PC games your friends are playing, share your PC gaming clips and screenshots with the community, and watch your friends on Xbox Live. You can also send messages. On both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs, you’ll also be able to party chat with your friends, no matter what they’re doing.” deployment of Mike Ybarra, Head of Platform Engineering at Microsoft.
And when the Windows 10 Anniversary Update hits tomorrow, users will be able to record game clips at up to 60 frames per second via the Game Bar (Windows + G) as well as in Windows Game Bar support for popular titles like Dota 2. will improve. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Diablo 3 and Battlefield 4.
Xbox One Summer Update weighs in at 1070MB. If you haven’t found it yet, here’s how you can download it right away.
- scroll left from House guide to open.
- to select Adjustment,
- to select all settings,
- Under System, select Console information and updates,
- Available updates will appear in the first column in the second button down.
- If an update is available, the button will read update available, If your console is already on the current release build, the button will be grayed out and read no updates available,
Our initial impressions are mixed. Unlike last year’s solid updates, the Xbox One introduced a bit more input lag and sluggishness, while the new storefront reminds us of Steam. Watch for a more in-depth overview in the coming days.