April Xbox One Update Available… Mostly

For those who aren’t in the Xbox One Preview Program, the April Xbox One system update is now available!

This update contains:

  • Party chat improvements – This month, party chat is being improved with troubleshooting guidance for Xbox One owners. The party app will help you get your microphone enabled and show you when privacy settings or networking issues are blocking communication with particular party members.
  • Game hub links – With this update, you can more easily discover game hub content from activity feed items. You’ll see activity feed items when any of your friends follow a game, and you’ll also be able to get back to a game’s hub from activity feed posts related to the game – including feed items about the game’s achievements, game clips and screenshots. A link to game hubs has been added to the game’s page in the achievements app.
  • Achievement notifications – When you unlock an achievement, its description will show in the notification so you know what you did to earn this achievement without having to open the achievements app.  Based on feedback from preview program members, the time that an achievement notification is displayed has been increased and performance improvements have been implemented to make loading the achievements app from a notification faster.
  • What’s On – The What’s On area is now available for Xbox One users in the U.S., Canada, and the UK. In it, you’ll find links to popular videos, games, movies, TV shows, game broadcasts and clips, along with Trending TV shows if you have configured OneGuide for your Xbox One console.

However, Xbox are keeping voice messaging and dedicated servers for party chat in preview for further fine-tuning based on feedback from preview program members.

Make sure to leave them your feedback here!

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