The Xbox One has rolled out a hefty update, just in time for Valentine’s Day – so forget the chocolate and flowers (actually, scratch that, forget just the flowers), because Major Nelson kind of just one-upped your roses.
The Xbox One update now allows console users to manage storage space, enabling you to see how much storage is being used and keep separate queues for games and applications. You can also decide the order that content loads in and check an indicator to keep track of updates while they load.
Another added feature, one that I personally missed from the One’s predecessor, is the battery power indicator found on the home screen, as well as USB keyboard capabilities.
Other notes on the Xbox One update found on Major Nelson’s blog are:
- Ability to delete game and application save data
- Improved installation and DLC management
- Improved UI for accessing friends, achievements, messages, and party chat
- Game DVR app to be included in the Xbox OneGuide as an app channel
- Update to the boot progress indicators for system update
- Improve consistency of UX for update & install progress
- Separate game, application, and install queue lists
- Addition of USB keyboard support
- Improved NAT detection
- Network Troubleshooter improvements
- Blu-ray quality improvements
- Significant performance and stability improvements
If you can’t figure out how to download the update, it’s likely due to the fact that you are using the Instant On feature. Once your turn your console off, it will find the update and download it during off-peak hours. A good indication that your console has been updated is the appearance of the battery power indicator on the home screen.