The Latest Xbox One Update Is Live, Here's What It Does

It's the little things that count.


Xbox One's UI is ever-changing, but the latest update isn't about a visual makeover. Instead, this update is more about ease of access, making small changes to game hubs, do not disturb and inactivity options, and next achievements.

Game Hubs and Next Achievements have found a new home in the guide in this update. Now instead of leaving your game, having to track it down, and then go to the game hub to find all that extra community content you love, you'll find your favorite hubs with just a press of the home button.

Next Achievements works in a similar way in terms of ease of access. But, instead of giving you all the information you could possibly want for a game, it's all about achievement hunting. Not only can it show you which achievements you're closest to unlocking, the function can also be sorted by common, rare, most common rare, and highest gamerscore.

Stepping away from the guide, muting notifications and power saving just got easier. Do not disturb mode mutes your notifications for as long as you have it on, and lets your pals know it might not be the right time to bombard you with party requests.

This update also added additional inactivity options. Instead of your Xbox turning off after one or six hours of inactivity, you can choose to have it automatically switch off and save you some power after two, three, four, or five hours.

In other Xbox news, February's Games With Gold titles are available now. Splinter Cell: Conviction is now available as part of Xbox One's backwards compatibility, and a new Kingdom Hearts III trailer dropped at the D23 Expo.

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