Xbox One update makes downloads up to 80% faster

Microsoft has just updated their Xbox One video game console’s operating system to version 10.0.14393.2152 and, while there may not have been any new major features added, this update fixes a major problem many have had with the console since its launch, slow internet speed.

According to the official release notes for this update, both game and app downloads should be faster after installing the update and users with high-speed internet connections may even see an internet speed increase of up to 80% which is pretty significant. Here’s all of the information on the download improvements from the update release notes:

We’ve made several optimizations to game and app downloads on Xbox One.

Customers with high-speed connections (greater than 100Mbps) should experience up to 80% faster download speeds.

Customers with connections less than 100Mbps should experience more consistent performance that is up to 40% faster than before.

Additional optimizations have also made background downloads more resilient to intermittent connectivity issues.

Download speeds will be influenced by network contention within the home and at the ISP level. Download speeds will also be impacted when games are running on the console as system resources are prioritized for gameplay over background downloads. For more information, visit Troubleshoot slow game or app downloads on Xbox One.

Other changes include stability and performance improvements and a fix for some background music glitches. There has also been a firmware update to improve the performance of wireless controllers.

Have you updated your Xbox One console yet and do you see any significant increases in download speed? Share your experience with the community in the comments below.

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