Today Microsoft has started to roll out another system update for the Xbox One. But new update is unlike the last two updates in the past, this one doesn’t add many major new features, but it does tweak some that are already there.
For a start the new update, adds 50Hz playback capabilities to the Blu-ray application, and also improvements to voice and motion controls on Kinect.
The Kinect update adds some fine tuning, which includes some of the gesture functionality to reduce false positives on non-hand objects triggering gesture commands.
Video quality for Game DVR recordings has been improved. And there is now a game save progress bar to give you an idea of how long it’s taking. You can also now tell what apps and games are being updated or have been recently.
Notifications to tell you when your friends and favourites sign in to Xbox Live have been added. While firmware for the controller and headset adaptor has been updated to reduce audio static and wireless connectivity.
Here’s the final breakdown of the features rolling out to Xbox One systems starting today and over the next few days:
- Game and app saves and updates. A game save progress bar will show you the status of your game saves. You will also be able to easily tell what games and apps are being updated or have been updated recently.
- Friends improvements. Notifications will be added to see when favorites and friends sign in to Xbox Live. This was one of the most frequently requested features, so we made it a priority to include it in this update. Also, friends who are in multiplayer will be identified in the friends list.
- Kinect voice and motion improvements will continue to be fine-tuned for quality and reliability of Xbox One commands. For example, we’ve updated some of the gesture functionality to reduce false positives on non-hand objects triggering gesture commands.
- Improved GameDVR video quality through compression algorithm improvements.
- Blu-ray player supports 50 Hz video output for content recorded at 50 Hz. We’ll also be updating the Blu-ray Player app in the coming days to round out these improvements.
- Controller and headset adapter firmware updates will reduce audio static and improve wireless connectivity.
- Silent reboot after system updates and system update on demand now available. If your console is in Instant On mode, the update will happen automatically and return to standby upon completion. This means you won’t need to power on your console after an update moving forward. If you want to take future updates when available without waiting for your console to do it on its own, we’ve added this option under system settings and you’ll be able to use it next update. It will only show as available when there is an update to take.