Xbox One AUGUST UPDATE: New Activity Feed, Mobile Purchases, 3D Blu-ray and More
A couple of days ago, Microsoft has specified what Xbox users should expect in the latest Xbox One August update. These additions will certainly improve the usage of the Xbox One and users’ experience.
This update pack should begin to roll out in about a week, and it will be available to all Xbox One users. Microsoft has highlighted eight notable additions, including: activity feed updates, expanded Friends area on Home, mobile purchases, low battery notification, disable notifications during video, 3D Blu-ray, OneGuide in more countries, and last seen time in Friends list.
The activity feed is being redesigned to a single column list “that is longer and includes more content.” It now reminds on Facebook’s timeline, because you’ll be able to post text to your feed, to “like” and comment on feed posts, to share your content publicly (to your activity feed) or privately (as an attachment to a message).
Another similarity with Facebook is the redesigned Friends list. The list will now show how long it’s been since a friend has been online. The Home feed will get additional area for the activity of your friends, games that they are playing, and a leaderboard based on your friends’ Gamescores.
Additionally, mobile purchases are also available from now. Using Xbox SmartGlass or directly on Xbox.com, you will be able to buy games and add-on content from your smartphone. That means that you’ll be also able to download updates for your content, even if you’re not home.
You will also get notifications when your controller battery is getting low. This feature can be disabled during video playback. Finally, the OneGuide will be available from now in Brazil, Mexico, Austria, and Ireland.
If you’re an owner of the Xbox One system update, you can expect to get this update in about a week. Microsoft said that these updates are based on users’ feedback from the Xbox Feedback site, which was launched last month. And there will be a lot more updates based on users’ feedback in the future.