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Xbox One April update rolling out today, audio and wireless improvements confirmed

Tuesday, 15th April 2014 03:42 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Xbox One’s April firmware update will begin rolling out today, Microsoft has confirmed, with many rumoured features making it into the final patch notes.

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Several of the update’s key items were leaked by beta testers, although a few of them, like auto-redeem of game codes, don’t seem to have made the cut after all.

Here are the full update notes, courtesy of Major Nelson’s blog.

  • Game and app saves and updates. A game save progress bar will show you the status of your game saves. You will also be able to easily tell what games and apps are being updated or have been updated recently.
  • Friends improvements. Notifications will be added to see when favorites and friends sign in to Xbox Live. This was one of the most frequently requested features, so we made it a priority to include it in this update. Also, friends who are in multiplayer will be identified in the friends list.
  • Kinect voice and motion improvements will continue to be fine-tuned for quality and reliability of Xbox One commands. For example, we’ve updated some of the gesture functionality to reduce false positives on non-hand objects triggering gesture commands.
  • Improved GameDVR video quality through compression algorithm improvements.
  • Blu-ray player supports 50 Hz video output for content recorded at 50 Hz. We’ll also be updating the Blu-ray Player app in the coming days to round out these improvements.
  • Controller and headset adaptor firmware updates will reduce audio static and improve wireless connectivity.
  • Silent reboot after system updates and system update on demand now available. If your console is in Instant On mode, the update will happen automatically and return to standby upon completion. This means you won’t need to power on your console after an update moving forward. If you want to take future updates when available without waiting for your console to do it on its own, we’ve added this option under system settings and you’ll be able to use it next update. It will only show as available when there is an update to take.

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8 Comments

  1. humanfish

    Come on Sony, up your game. There is work to be done and updates required. As always, it’s easy to see who is predominantly a software company, and who builds hardware.

    #1 8 months ago
  2. tezzer1985

    @humanfish Sony have already announced their latest update. Difference is MS messed up on there OS big time, the last two updates are them fixing things that should have been there working.

    If I’m mistaken, and correct me if I’m wrong, Sony firmware updates are adding feature sets, MS are fixing stuff like party chat, friends list, access to HD information, all things Sony did right.

    #2 8 months ago
  3. melonbuster1

    @tezzer1985 do you own a xbox1? ? I have both and the ps4 os was just as broken. . Please stop the shots at each system

    #3 8 months ago
  4. tezzer1985

    @melonbuster1 I have both the X1 & PS4, I don’t get your point, neither OS is perfect, but the PS4 launched with a much more cohesive OS, that’s just evident by the fixes in the last 3 Xbox OS updates.

    #4 8 months ago
  5. Major Mayhem 70

    @tezzer1985
    I own both systems too, and I’m not a fan of the PS4′s UI. That’s what they need to update.

    #5 8 months ago
  6. bradk825

    The notifications system was what I was most looking forward to. I am hoping you can customize it so only favourites give a notification, that way I don’t have it constantly coming up while I’m busy with something.

    #6 8 months ago
  7. Mike W

    Did any of you guys have a loading issue with your “pins” and “store” not loading at all on your XBO?

    #7 8 months ago
  8. Mike W

    Never mind, I just fixed it. Just have to “completely” turn off the XBO all together so the system can reboot.

    #8 8 months ago

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