A new update currently rolling out to Microsoft’s Xbox One game console can speed up downloads of games and other content by as much as 80 percent, Microsoft said.
Virtually everyone will benefit from the new update. Users who have broadband connections slower than 100Mbps should see their download speeds increase by up to 40 percent, as a result of Microsoft‘s update. But it’s those with even speedier connections who should really benefit: Users whose bandwidth exceeds 100 Mbps should experience up to 80 percent faster connections, Microsoft said. Additional improvements in the new update should make background downloads more resilient, and less likely to drop and report errors.
The system update, version 10.0.14393.2152 of the Xbox One software (otherwise known as rs1_xbox_rel_1610 161208-1218) is available to all users, not just members of the Xbox Insider Program. To find your console’s OS version, you’ll need to access Settings > All Settings > System > Console Info & Updates > OS Version.