Microsoft has rolled out the September update for the Xbox One, one week in advance for Xbox One gamers. In this particular update, Microsoft has included new ways to bring your personal media to your Xbox console, updates to the party system, more ways to interact with your Xbox, and new social features for Xbox SmartGlass.
With this new update, you can now play media files from an attached USB device with the new media player app. Microsoft plans to add DLNA support for your home media servers soon. The company also plans to add support for new file formats, such as Mpeg 2 TS, animated gifs, and MKV, by the end of the year.
The update also adds a new party leader setting, allowing you to make it invitation-only and remove people from a party. You can also see the activities in your party and who is playing in the same game as you. You will also be able to mute, join, or send game invites.
Xbox SmartGlass also got an update, allowing you to post status messages from the Activity Feed and comments, or share items from both your Activity Feed and Game Clips. “Along with the new comment and share features, a personalized Activity Feed has been added to your profile and messages have been updated to a new layout supporting a full conversation view. Additionally, we are adding the ability to record game clips directly from the Now Playing bar. Finally, for users who upgrade the app directly, we have introduced a What’s New page highlighting the features of each release,” Microsoft explained.
Microsoft has also added new regions that can utilize the “Xbox, On” command. These regions include Australia, Canada (French), Italy, Spain and Mexico. The September update also brings OneGuide to Brazil, Mexico, Austria, and Ireland.
The update also allows Xbox One owners to boot directly to TV when coming out of connected standby as well as display how much bandwidth is being consumed by the console. Want to save your Avatar Gamerpics to your OneDrive account? Now you can with this update! You can also choose multiple GameDVR clips to delete at once in the Upload app.
If you own an Xbox One, snag this update right now!Further reading: Microsoft, Xbox One