Close

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    DF Admin 4me2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    32,888
    Thanks
    2,038
    Thanked:        2,073
    Karma Level
    2464

    Default Microsoft rolls out huge Xbox One update, teases external storage support

    Microsoft rolls out huge Xbox One update, teases external storage support

    A whole load of Xbox One updates to arrive ahead of Titanfall.



    Microsoft has begun rolling out a major Xbox One system update that addresses some of the main complaints from system owners.
    The main addition is the new Party Chat mode, and new multiplayer functionality, which should be handy for the launch of [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] next week.
    Other updates include Twitch streaming support (although the Twitch app itself doesn't launch until next week), Dolby Digital optical output, 50hz mode, and other tweaks that should make it easier to use the Xbox One with your TV, speakers, and other various bits and bobs.
    Microsoft also teased that external storage would be coming in a future update, alongside more improvements to friends notifications. "Just as we do with Xbox 360, we'll be continuing regular updates to Xbox One," said Xbox product boss Marc Whitten. "Some will be big, like this March update, and some will be smaller."
    Here's the full list of updates, explained by Whitten:

    • Get to your friends list faster. The friends list is now front and center on the homepage of the Friends app. Click the Social tile on Home, or say “Xbox, go to Friends” to see who’s online and what they’re up to. From there you can quickly send messages and get into a party.
    • Party chat on by default. When you party up, chat audio is turned on by default.
    • Chat with friends playing different games. Party chat is now separated from people playing your game, so you can chat with your friends who are online or you can chat with everyone playing the game.
    • “Invite friends to game” option available in your multiplayer titles. Similar to Xbox 360 titles, when you’re inside a game's menu you have a simpler and quicker way to set up your multiplayer battles. Selecting “Invite friends” lets you invite friends to your game and party.
    • See a list of “Recent Players.” This is a simple list that shows you Xbox Live members you’ve recently played with, making it easier to stay in touch with people, add new friends after your multiplayer sessions, or report a player for bad behavior.
    • Twitch live streaming support. The best broadcasting and spectating experience on any game console is on its way to Xbox One with the new Twitch app launching on March 11, just say “Xbox broadcast” to start sharing. Xbox One is the only next-gen console that allows you to archive your Twitch broadcasts and view live Twitch streams regardless of their original source.
    • Dolby Digital sound. Optical out now supports 5.1 Dolby Digital, enabling devices such as sound bars and headsets with only optical in to be able to receive 5.1 Dolby Digital from Xbox One over optical. We’re also adding support for Dolby Digital surround sound over HDMI. Now you’ll be able to have the best sound quality no matter what speaker setup you are using.
    • We will now support 50Hz output to Xbox One. You can set the live TV app to display at 50Hz for full or fill modes, fixing the frame rate issues some users in Europe have been experiencing while watching live TV on Xbox One.
    • Volume up/down adjustments. We’re making it easier to adjust the volume on your Xbox One. Now, you can tailor the number of volume increments when using “Xbox volume up” or “Xbox volume down” voice commands.
    • New ways to stay connected with SmartGlass. We’re introducing new ways for you to stay connected with your friends through Xbox One SmartGlass. Receive notifications of Xbox Live messages, check out what your friends are doing, and see their latest highlight clips. You can even unsnap apps with the tap of a finger – all from your personal device.
    • Support for new Xbox One accessories. Xbox One now supports the recently announced Xbox One Stereo Headset and Adapter, the Xbox One Media Remote with a dedicated OneGuide button, as well as third party headsets.
    • Browser improvements. When you’re searching for content, there’s now a direct link to IE to see related results on the web. New gesture and controller features let you directly zoom and pan Bing and Google maps. And search is even faster in IE – just highlight a phrase on a web page and press the menu button to search Bing and learn more.
    • IR blasting of power and volume to TVs/AVRs is now available in all regions.
    • Easy sound bar setup. Your audio sound bar set up just got a lot easier. You no longer need to type in the model number for most sound bars or AVRs when setting up TV on Xbox One.
    • General improvements. Last, but not least, a few miscellaneous updates like the ability to view Game Clips while in Snap mode and a new passkey feature to protect user settings.


    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    6 Thanks given to 4me2

    beerman (7th March 2014), I Black Belt (7th March 2014), macmilm (5th March 2014), normanji (5th March 2014), Robbo (6th March 2014), rookie (5th March 2014) 


  2. #2
    DF Jedi Robbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Worcester
    Posts
    3,634
    Thanks
    317
    Thanked:        279
    Karma Level
    468

    Default Re: Microsoft rolls out huge Xbox One update, teases external storage support

    The 50hz fix hopefully sorts out the problem

  3. #3
    DF VIP Member EvilBoB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Bedfordshire
    Posts
    6,341
    Thanks
    583
    Thanked:        618
    Karma Level
    593

    Default Re: Microsoft rolls out huge Xbox One update, teases external storage support

    Has anyone worked out how to tailor the volume up and down settings? I cannot for the life of me find it.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    DF Moderator
    XBox One | Panasonic 4k | MS Surface Pro 3 | 3DSXL | WiiU | RPi3
    XBL : TheSumOfAllEvil

  4. #4
    DF PlaYa adeingolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    792
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked:        20
    Karma Level
    312

    Default Re: Microsoft rolls out huge Xbox One update, teases external storage support

    Iirc I think it's under TV&One Guide > Troubleshooting

  5. #5
    DF PwNagE beerman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    29 Acacia Road
    Posts
    8,512
    Thanks
    1,098
    Thanked:        1,696
    Karma Level
    986

    Default Re: Microsoft rolls out huge Xbox One update, teases external storage support

    50hz fix, the ability to use my turtle beach x41s, a price drop and Titanfall. Hmm now I'm tempted.

    Can anyone confirm the 50hz fix actually fixes the issue?

  6. #6
    DF PlaYa adeingolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    792
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked:        20
    Karma Level
    312

    Default Re: Microsoft rolls out huge Xbox One update, teases external storage support

    Yes - it does for me (Venton hd2)

    Football is now watchable, but sound is only stereo for me :-(

    Thanks to adeingolf

    beerman (7th March 2014) 


Similar Threads

  1. [Xbox One] Xbox One external storage will support up to two USB 3.0 drives
    By Bald Bouncer in forum Microsoft Consoles
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 25th May 2014, 08:36 PM
  2. [Engadget] - Xbox 360 update brings long-awaited USB storage support, SanDisk ready t
    By Raptor in forum Home Audio/Video, Electronic Toys & Gadgets
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 6th April 2010, 02:00 PM
  3. Xbox 360 gets USB external storage support
    By DF Bot in forum Tech News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 6th April 2010, 01:10 PM
  4. Xbox 360 gaining USB storage support in 2010 update
    By Raptor in forum Microsoft Consoles
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 19th March 2010, 12:14 AM

Social Networking Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •