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February update for Xbox One includes a new design for Home and more

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February update for Xbox One includes a new design for Home and more

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After spending some time in testing with Xbox Insiders, the February system update for the Xbox One family is now available to the general public. Xbox One updates are released on a monthly basis, and while some bring more notable improvements than others, this one actually packs a few noteworthy changes, which Microsoft had already gone over.

 

First, there's a new Home dashboard, which finally gets rid of the tabs known as Twists. Instead, there are rows for the My Apps & Games library, Store, Game Pass, and Community. This change is meant to help with the performance of the UI, too. The My Apps & Games section has also been improved, with the ability to group games and apps plus new labels that indicate when a particular software is a demo or trial.

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If you use Xbox Game Pass, you'll find that you can now download only specific parts of a title that's a bundle, meaning you no longer have to download the whole package to play just one of the games.

 

The messaging experience is also getting an upgrade with support for sending images, so you can share screenshots with your friends more easily. And if you get notifications often, you can now change where they appear on the screen, with a total of six locations to choose from.

 

Finally, there are some improvements to the Mixer integration, specifically if you're watching content. You can now choose a "classic view" that puts the chat on the right side of the stream, and you can also adjust the quality of the stream you're watching. You also get the option to see more information about the streamer themselves.

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If you want to get the update right now, you'll need to head into the console's settings, but it will also be installed automatically at some point.

 

 

Source: February update for Xbox One includes a new design for Home and more (Neowin)

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