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External Storage, Real Names and More Coming with Xbox One System Update in June

With the following system replace coming in June, we’re thrilled to announce two of your most-requested options might be right here quickly: exterior storage help and actual names for figuring out your mates. 

Since our launch of Xbox One final yr, we’ve been onerous at work to proceed making Xbox One the very best vacation spot for all of your gaming and leisure experiences. Due to the way in which we’ve designed the Xbox One platform, we’ve been in a position to regularly enhance the product for you with a extra common cadence of system and app updates. Your suggestions for what you need most has been our guiding gentle for these updates, and can proceed to be as we work to carry the fan-favorite options you need most.

Actual names and exterior storage help are just the start for June. With this replace, 
Xbox Dwell is being improved in quite a few methods as we introduced final week. Additionally, you will have the ability to benefit from nice new SmartGlass options, together with OneGuide and Common Distant Management, choose an account for automated sign-in, and for Xbox One homeowners in Canada and Europe, get entry to OneGuide and extra TV, SmartGlass and voice options.

Simply Improve Video games Capability with Exterior Storage Help

It couldn’t be simpler to extend your storage capability of video games and apps with the exterior storage help options we’re bringing in June. Your Xbox One system will quickly help as much as two exterior onerous drives directly. Merely plug in your 256 GB or bigger USB exterior onerous drive and as soon as formatted, copy and transfer video games, apps and recreation add-ons to extend your storage capability at house.

That is additionally a good way to take your content material to a good friend’s home and get straight right into a recreation immediately from an exterior drive. You’ll have to sign up to Xbox Dwell should you’ve bought your content material digitally or insert a disc to confirm your recreation possession while you take your content material on the highway. The good profit right here is there’s no want to attend to re-download your recreation and all of the DLC. With exterior storage help in June, you may as well select to repeat full video games and all the related content material in a single straightforward step.

Actual Names Makes it Simpler to Determine Pals

With Xbox One you may have 1,000 mates and infinite followers, however as these lists develop it could possibly turn out to be more and more harder to recollect the individuals you recognize by their gamertag alone. Now with actual names function you may acknowledge individuals in your mates listing and extra simply uncover individuals you already know who’re on Xbox Dwell.

Most significantly, we heard your suggestions that to make this most helpful you want full management. You’ll have the ability to share with all your mates, a subset of your selecting, mates of mates or none in any respect. The selection is yours. Additionally, your identify doesn’t present up in video games, and you may change your settings any time out of your profile and when including new mates.

SmartGlass Offers Entry to full OneGuide and Common Distant Management, Pin Reordering and Extra

We’ve made a ton of modifications to your SmartGlass app for Xbox One. After getting nice suggestions from our SmartGlass beta, we’re thrilled to be bringing your complete OneGuide expertise and Common Distant Management to SmartGlass. Now in supported markets you may view your whole TV listings in your SmartGlass machine and set and consider your favourite channels and app channels in your sensible telephone, pill or PC. With the Common Distant Management, you may as well simply swap channels, set new recordings and choose and management recorded content material out of your DVR. One other nice companion function now in SmartGlass is pin reordering. With the contact of your finger you may simply arrange your pins in classes or favorites based mostly in your preferences and have these modifications refresh to your console.

Different enhancements to SmartGlass will show you how to keep present on what you and your mates are as much as, even while you’re away out of your console. We’re bringing hero stats and exercise feed entrance and middle, and including extra methods so that you can examine achievements by way of SmartGlass whether or not you’re on a good friend’s profile or viewing a recreation from the exercise feed. Identical to on the console, you may select to get notifications in your sensible telephone, PC or pill when a favourite good friend indicators into their console or begins broadcasting a recreation. For a lot of gadgets, you may even select to begin watching the published wherever you’re.

Expanded TV and OneGuide Quickly Out there in Extra Markets

The TV and OneGuide options we started 
sharing with choose Xbox Dwell members in April might be obtainable in June to everybody in Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. The replace will carry OneGuide, alongside Favorites and App Channels, for individuals in these markets who’ve their TV linked to Xbox One by way of HDMI-in. Extra options in these markets embody Kinect voice instructions for controlling your set-top field and different AV gear. We’ve additionally up to date TV and OneGuide settings to offer higher energy administration and management of your gadgets and improved compatibility with extra gadgets.

New Gold Membership Advantages, Entry to Apps for All and Extra

With this replace, you’ll discover a new hub in Xbox One for exploring all the nice advantages obtainable to Xbox Dwell Gold members, together with Video games with Gold and Offers with Gold. Additionally, with the Xbox Dwell Gold modifications introduced final week, shortly after the Xbox One system replace turns into obtainable in June all Xbox Dwell members will have the ability to entry fashionable gaming and leisure apps with out a Gold membership.

Lastly, we’ve made it attainable so that you can select an account for automated sign-in in your Xbox One – one other much-requested function from followers such as you.

Coming quickly, these options might be obtainable to members previewing Xbox One system updates as they assist us work by means of ultimate enhancements. This technique replace will turn out to be obtainable to the complete Xbox One group in June. We stay up for listening to what you assume and hold the suggestions coming. 

Phil Warren

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