The promised new major update for Xbox One which has been in preview for a few weeks now has finally been released for everybody. The Xbox One summer update brings some highly anticipated features to the console such as the Cortana personal digital assistant. It’s currently available for those who are in the United States and UK, Cortana on Xbox One has been designed to look and feel just like its Windows 10 counterpart.

This means that most of the queries that work on Cortana for Windows will work on the Xbox One as well. Console owners will also be able to use Cortana to see what their friends are playing, control media playback, set up parties, and more.

Another big feature included in this update is background music. Pandora is just one of the services that support background music. The feature enables players to continue playing music while they launch a game, the music will continue to play in the background as they indulge themselves in playing their favorite game.

A significant number of tweaks and minor improvements are onboard all of which have been detailed on the official Xbox One blog as well as in the video posted above. The summer update for Xbox One is now being rolled out for all consoles.

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