Microsoft details more new Xbox One features for April update

Latest Xbox One updates will let users manually look for system updates and play 50Hz Blu-ray discs.

Microsoft has outlined a trio of new Xbox One features that will pop-up in its upcoming April update.

Chief among them is the ability for the console to reboot itself after system updates, and the option for users to manually search for, and install, new updates when available.

Also included will be 50Hz support for Blu-ray output and an update for the headset adapter that reduces audio static and improves wireless connectivity.

The new features will be made available to those in the Xbox One preview program in the next few days.

The Xbox One April update will also bring back friend notifications to Xbox Live, which pop-up when a friend signs in and starts a game. Microsoft has said notifications were of the most frequently requested features. Also includes are improvements to Kinect, GameDVR, and the display of game saves.

"We’re committed to delivering innovation through system updates," said Xbox spokesperson Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb, "and I can’t say enough how integral fan feedback is to this process. Some features previewed won’t always make it to launch right away because we want to help ensure the best experience for our fans before pushing a new feature."

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martingaston

Martin Gaston

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187 comments
Andrendenum1
Andrendenum1

Microsoft!  Where is the text-to-speech feature like Google Now??  Don't tell me you can't incorporate it...  It's not like it's some state of the art technology that only Google owns...   You got money right?  This would be a beneficial feature that isn't outside the realm to do...


And, you could incorporate it in both my Xbox Glass app for my phone and through the Kinect.  Wth!?

sargeisl
sargeisl

gotta love the hate. PS4 great for single player games but sucks for online. Xbox will always dominate the online world. At leas the xbox one offers something the ps4 will never be. Dev Kit. 

BigBadBanther
BigBadBanther

Not even going to go there Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb... You know what i was going to say...(fan feedback)????

gunnmetal
gunnmetal

at least they listen, thats pretty big, that dude over in japan(sony) is like what are these neckbeards asking for?


Utnayan
Utnayan

Well, they just dropped the price again. $449.00 for the System, Titanfall pack in, and 13 months of Xbox Live at Target. If that doesn't increase sales, they better get on those other features and actually prove it works, or they are even going to be in bigger trouble than they already are. (Console Neutral)

phiphthvyoo
phiphthvyoo

The only thing interesting about the photo leading into this story is the sign that says, "No standing anytime."

buying1999
buying1999

does this update increase the resolution of the games? Does this update increase the bandwidth of the pathetic DDR3? Does this update add more shaders to the GPU? Does this update enable you to upgrade your HDD? Does this update increase framerates? Does this update make this pathetic piece of crap as powerful as the mighty, S U P E R I O R PS4? Does this update get rid of the Kinect? Does this update bring the power/price inline at 299.99? NO?????? 

Oh well.

No wonder the PS4 is crushing the pathetic bone. LOL

VegasAceVII
VegasAceVII

They're pumping these updates out quick; I love it!  Keep it coming Microsoft!  Make the Xbox brand shine again for us.

Aelfredus
Aelfredus

Today I learned Blu-ray discs are displays.

Vodoo
Vodoo

No, Hyrb... Some features didn't make it to launch because you rushed a half-baked console out the door in beta form.

While I love my XB1, even more than I love my PS4, it was totally not ready for prime time. The difference in stability between the XB1 & PS4 is night and day. The PS4 doesn't get updates to restore missing features because they were all included at launch and completely stable.

I think Microsoft was caught off guard by Sony launching the console when it did. I think Microsoft was gonna launch the XB1 a year later, but haphazardly shoehorned things into the XB1 that weren't ready just so they could match Sony. It's obvious because they're still building it as we beta test for them.

phiphthvyoo
phiphthvyoo

Oh yippee.  50Hz and automatic reboot after update.  Can't wait until Microsoft releases its brand new television shows and allows the Xbox One to automatically queue new episodes.  As if no other service does such a thing.....  #futureishere  #again.

hotwog21
hotwog21

PS2, 155 million consoles sold, not a single firmware update.


I think i just ended this topic. Fair to say firmware is just  a nice excuse to hide behind if things are faulty, and you can promise things too and people will be silly enough to buy it on good will.


u mad?

dannyg1533
dannyg1533

@sargeisl  So far I love the internet dependent features on my PS4 opposed to my Xbox One. Last gen the 360 dominated with Live but not so much at all anymore. 

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

@sargeisl well except the fact you pay less to go online with MMOs compared to Xbox Live. I like your idea what dominate means unless it means lining their pockets with their suckers..er I meant player base's money.

gunnmetal
gunnmetal

@buying1999 you just said a bunch of big words you have no idea what it means, why get rid of kinect? i can skype with that bitch autozoom mofo. when is the last time you bought a cellphone with no camera. dickbutt. ps4fags you hitting 1080p 60fps on that knack game bro?

sesshhomaru
sesshhomaru

@buying1999  best comment i ever read lol -eyes watering from laugher- ^_^ 
made a account just to reply on this lol

xen0f0rm
xen0f0rm

@Aelfredus  If you look at the back of the disc it will display your face. The future is now.

xen0f0rm
xen0f0rm

@Vodoo  I almost like that better though. I've always been a fan of beta tests. You get to shape parts of the console as it grows and have it truly become something that everyone helped create. I will agree that some of the updates they have had should have been in at launch though. That doesn't disregard the fact I love that MS is listening intently to feedback and shaping the console who we see fit. I also hope PS4 does the same and add features PS4 users are wanting like a way to organize the home screen better. I think both consoles still have a bright future ahead of them and it's going to be exciting to see what this generation brings us.

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

Get left behind then homie... This is the way tech works these days and I for one am glad we are able to get updates that either add or improve devices. Get with the times grey bush

jl9537
jl9537

@hotwog21  Haha but the ps2 didn't have complicated internet features, just a disc drive... and it was totally awesome :)

landisan
landisan

@xen0f0rm @Vodoo  Why can't we have more people commenting on this site to show that they are more intelligent than the garbage that usually gets spewed here.  You my friend are a shining example with this statement that hope is not lost, and that the future of this community and indeed gaming can be a bright one.

danielevans89
danielevans89

@xen0f0rm @phiphthvyoo indeed, they brainwashed people into thinking they have never seen such features before lol. My tivo does this hahaha, and been doing it for last year or so since i got it

hotwog21
hotwog21

@DrizztDark  you made me smile, another lemming, that has been convinced updates is something special, fine if you think its fair that out of the box you dont get, basic support like keyboard support (took 3months), etc etc, and then a few month later a patch here, a patch there? really? so you dont expect these things out of the box? u are the perfect consumer and a really dumb one, your not with the times, your eyes are shut and your completely programmed, im wasting my time with u. u buy something u expect some sort of finished product, but with "tech" its different is it? ur an idiot, u clearly cant see your being taken advantage off and you accept it, keep waiting for it to get better dude, its all youve got going, but atleast its better than nothing...


hystavito
hystavito

@jl9537 @hotwog21  It did have an internet addon as well as hdd and Linux.  


I'm not jumping into the argument, just mentioning this as a little historical FYI in case you didn't know :).

hotwog21
hotwog21

@jl9537 @hotwog21  eternal napalm said it best, u jokers think firmware update make your systems more powerful, when really, what u have now, is what u have. Hey they may unlock some more features like being able to listen to a cd or plug in a 32gig stick or paypal, but thats pretty much all firmware is. Any u jokers sit there waiting patiently, throw a party when a topic comes up purely based on promise. So please stop believing "its going to be amazing" 


i give up, enjoy ur updates of old tech being patched into ur amazing consoles, im done.

kidnatural
kidnatural

@xen0f0rm @Vodoo  Lol. Vodoo's made-up answer is slightly more accurate than yours mate.

1 + 2 + 0 + 9 != 1209  anymore than 1 + 2a + 0 + 9b = 12a09b || (1)2(a)0(9)b


Vodoo shouldn't have reduced anyway. Lmao.

In any case, good stuff.

xen0f0rm
xen0f0rm

@phiphthvyoo @xen0f0rm @danielevans89  ... so because, it's the closing summation of their process it means that they think all their updates are innovative..? That is not how it reads at all. I'm sorry you don't have reading comprehension, reality bites.


Please enlighten me on where it says all their updates are going to be innovative. The closing statement is a goal MS has and it is to bring innovation through updates. That doesn't mean that ALL updates are going to be innovative. It just means they want to bring innovation through updates. I don't know how many times I'm going to have to try and say this to get you to understand.

xen0f0rm
xen0f0rm

@Vodoo  Whoa whoa whoa no... We need to FOIL that equation.

(XB + 1)(PS + 4)=
XBPS + XB4 + 1PS + 4 = XBPSXB41PS4

Vodoo
Vodoo

Some people just can't read English properly. He must've been home schooled, lol.

PlayStation fanboys love to nit-pick at every little thing Microsoft says or does. They are truly the worst part of the gaming community. I say this as an XBPS5 owner.

XB1 + PS4 = XBPS5

xen0f0rm
xen0f0rm

@phiphthvyoo @xen0f0rm @danielevans89  That doesn't mean that this update specifically is innovative. All that statements says is that they want to innovate through system updates. It didn't say "This update in particular is innovative and new."

phiphthvyoo
phiphthvyoo

@xen0f0rm @danielevans89 '"We’re committed to delivering innovation through system updates," said Xbox spokesperson Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb'


Herp derp it's written directly above, in plain English.

xen0f0rm
xen0f0rm

@danielevans89 @xen0f0rm @phiphthvyoo  When did they say it was new? They might have said it was a new feature for the Xbox One, but I have a hard time believing that they said it was brand new technology.

ooodanktankooo
ooodanktankooo

How? Your comparison is like comparing 8tracks to iPods. They are black and white in comparison. You cant make an irrelevant argument strong. Idiot.

landisan
landisan

@DrizztDark  I make enough money to have expendable cash in reserve, to the degree I could by everyone I know an xbox one.

landisan
landisan

@repetitious  I concede to your point about spelling it just irritates me when someone says something intelligent but doesn't take the time to spell it.  If I commented out of turn I'm sorry.

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

While his spelling was off, I have to agree that you sound like a broke guy mad at what he can't afford.. Sorry man

repetitious
repetitious

Well i was actually talkin to hotwog, but its an internet comment section, abbreviations are perfectly fine mister, its not incorrect spelling.

jl9537
jl9537

@landisan  Right? Haha I think it's totally stupid and pointless to be a fanboy of a certain platform. Just play all the games. 

landisan
landisan

@repetitious  Far from a kid, not dedicated to any brand just trying to fight a little bit of stupidity.  However, with the amount you are currently using it is making it difficult.  P.S. please learn to spell.

repetitious
repetitious

Coming from the broke kid stuck on lastt gen, y u so mad brandbitch?