Xbox One April 2020 Update is out with new “Surprise Me” button and Mixer viewing improvements

Laurent Giret

Microsoft has quietly released a new Xbox One system update today, which brings minor improvements for My Games and Apps and the new Mixer experience that is set to replace the dedicated Mixer app on the console. The new update doesn’t include the revamped Xbox Guide that Microsoft started testing with Xbox Insiders in March, though this new feature may eventually ship with the next system update planned for next month.

You can find a summary of the changes in the April 2020 update below:

My Games and Apps updates

We’ve added a new “Surprise me!” button to your games. When you’re not sure what to play next, “Surprise me!” suggests a random game in your library that matches your filter criteria.

The button is located in the upper-right corner of My games & apps and can also be found by pressing the Menu button on your controller when highlighting the title of a group.

Still more Mixer viewing improvements

We’re not done! Now you can see emotes and subscriber badges in chat, while your Ember messages also get the flare they deserve, with special styling to help them stand out.
We’ve also made it easier to access stream settings with just one press of the Menu button on your controller.

Two months ago, the Xbox One February 2020 update introduced a refined Home experience, with the ability to add content blocks for things like Xbox Game Pass, your Xbox Live news feed, Xbox Live Clubs, and more. Today’s system update introduces very minor changes, and we hope the simplified Xbox Guide layout that is still being tested with Xbox Insiders will be available with the next system update.