Latest Xbox Update Brings Home Menu Changes

Runtime: 5:57    Author: xbox    Category: Behind the Scenes

Select participants in the Xbox Insider programme will notice some fairly large changes to their Xbox One’s home screen. The latest update makes tweaks to the appearance of several menus, easily surfaces features players are likely to use, and allows for more customisation.

“This update is all about personalization; we’re putting the control in your hands, so that you can decide what to see when you turn on your console,” wrote corporate vice president Mike Ybarra on the Xbox Wire. “The new look and feel is part of a design system called Microsoft Fluent Design; the look, feel, and movement of the dashboard has been updated to focus on speed, customization and expression—for you. “

The home screen has four new hubs on the dash; the first lets you resume what you’ve just played/watched, the next two surface recommendations based on your activity (friend suggestions, etc.), and the last offers you store deals based on what you’ve been playing.

For the full run-down, and to see the UI in action, check out the video above. The update is slated to go live for all Xbox One users in the coming months.



 

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Comments Comments (11)

 
Posted by kniteowl
On Tuesday 8 Aug 2017 3:21 PM
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It feels like they change UI every year or so... I only just got used to the last one :(
 
 
 
Posted by drunk_monk
On Tuesday 8 Aug 2017 6:37 PM
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I've never been a fan of the current one so I'll be keen to see the knew one in action in person.
 
 
 
Posted by Jonathan-OverWorld
On Tuesday 8 Aug 2017 8:29 PM
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Had a quick look at it before dinner, feels like they just moved stuff around again for the sake of it. Why do they keep doing that?? Just as everyone gets use to the other one, LETS MOVE STUFF AND CALL IT 'BETTER'! How about some actual decent feature additions? :|
 
 
 
Posted by AdamC
On Tuesday 8 Aug 2017 9:13 PM
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I'm still jealous of 12 ppl party chat
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Tuesday 8 Aug 2017 11:44 PM
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can it play music and games without lagging yet?
 
 
 
Posted by AdamC
On Wednesday 9 Aug 2017 8:23 AM
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8 August 2017, 11:44 PM Reply to ThatUndeadLegacy
can it play music and games without lagging yet?
That's not really a thing is it?
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Wednesday 9 Aug 2017 8:50 AM
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9 August 2017, 08:23 AM Reply to AdamC
That's not really a thing is it?
what do you mean? did they remove the ability to play music while playing? or the lag? because it definitely lagged when i used it.
 
 
 
Posted by Overdrive5000
On Wednesday 9 Aug 2017 10:11 AM
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I kinda like the old dashboard better than this new one tbh
 
 
 
Posted by AdamC
On Wednesday 9 Aug 2017 10:14 AM
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9 August 2017, 08:50 AM Reply to ThatUndeadLegacy
what do you mean? did they remove the ability to play music while playing? or the lag? because it definitely lagged when i used it.
It's the lag I'm sceptical of. Surely not.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Wednesday 9 Aug 2017 10:57 AM
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9 August 2017, 10:14 AM Reply to AdamC
It's the lag I'm sceptical of. Surely not.
i was an "early adopter" of the xbox one, it had several problems, the first being lack of games.
 
 
 
Posted by gooseman77
On Friday 11 Aug 2017 12:22 PM
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It's the same old Microsoft tactic. Just move things around without doing anything to make it look like a new product... Have been doing it with Windows and Office for years...