Xbox One August update to add activity feed updates, low battery notifications and more
Microsoft has revealed the list of features which will roll out in August as a part of the Xbox One update. Larry Hryb aka Major Nelson revealed some of the features, including activity feed updates, expanded friends area, ability to purchases content using SmartGlass app or Xbox.com, low battery notification, and much more.
The activity feeds is changed to a single column scrolling list that shows more content, and give users the ability post text to their feed, like or comment on other feeds, share game clips, get notifications when someone likes or comments on your items and more. Additionally, there’s another feed which shows the user’s current activity, top-rated games their friends are playing, and view leaderboards.
“Right from Home, see what’s going on with your friends. Stay up-to-date with their current activity, the top trending games your friends are playing, and a leaderboard to see who has been working the hardest on their Gamerscore,” says Microsoft. It will also show when any of your friend was last seen online, and which game he was playing, for example, “Last seen 20m ago: Forza Motorsport 5.”
It seems Microsoft is taking user feedback into consideration as well. Now, users can remotely purchase games and add-on content from Xbox SmartGlass or Xbox.com. Best of all, your Xbox One will start downloading the content if it’s set to automatically take updates, even if you’re not home. Other features include low battery notification for your controller, disable notifications during video, enable 3D Blu-Ray and OneGuide in Brazil, Mexico, Austria, and Ireland.
The update will roll out for preview testers next week, followed by a wide scale launch for all gamers. Microsoft said there’s a lot to come in the coming months, and this update mostly focuses on the feedback users have given.Further reading: Microsoft, Xbox One