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April 15, 2014

Xbox One April update rolling out now

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If you like a bit of early morning Xbox One gaming then you will be happy to see that the April update Microsoft had told us about is waiting.

The update confirmed by Major Nelson but he noted that some might not experience the improvements it will bring for a few days while it settles.

Just incase you missed the news the update brings with it better friend features ,namely notifications when favorites or friends sign in to Xbox Live, a feature I personally have been missing. It seems I wasn’t the only one who wanted this feature as MJ said this was “one of the most frequently requested features, so we made it a priority to include it in this update.”

So what else does the update bring?

Well the update also bring’s improvements to game/app saves and updates. GameDVR video quality is also improved as well as the addition of support of 50Hz video output from the Blu-Ray player for content recorded at that frequency obviously. Microsoft has also said that the Blu-Ray player app will be seeing an overhaul in the coming days.

The Xbox One controller and headset adaptor will also benefit from the update with improved wireless connections and less static noise from the headset.

Kinect has also seen it’s voice and motion commands tweaked to make them more reliable, another feature I will welcome as voice commands are sometimes touch and go and often hand movements could cause unwanted actions.

So the final features implemented are silent reboot after system updates and on-demand system updates have now been made available. The on-demand update feature will be awesome as if like me you leave your Xbox One in Instant On mode, updates will happen automatically and the system will return itself to standby afterwards meaning your gaming time should never be interrupted.

So that about sums up the contents of the update and I’ll be putting it to the test over the coming days. Let us know how your finding the update below on our social network accounts.

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Ryan Oneill

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I live in Scotland UK and have been blogging about technology for a long time. I started BeginnersTech as I wanted even the total novice to be able to enjoy it as much as I do. If you ever need help or want to ask a question you have come to right place.

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