Ever since the Xbox One was released in November last year Microsoft has been working hard to add new features and make improvements to the user experience through regular software updates. There’s a new update coming out this month as well and it brings a couple of new features, though nothing big, which is understandable. Microsoft may not want to ship software with complex features right now only to be criticised for any bugs that might be left behind since the lucrative holiday season is fast approaching.
About these new features, a three-minute video has been put together which explains what is included in the Xbox One November update.
One major change is the ability that Xbox One owners will now have to set custom backgrounds. Any JPG or PNG stored on a USB drive can be set as background when it is being viewed in the Media Player. There can be different backgrounds for different user profiles.
Twitter lands on the console as well. It is now possible to tweet game clips that have been recorded on Xbox One and also view which TV shows are trending in the console’s native TV guide. It is not a full fledged Twitter client that became available on Xbox 360.
Xbox One owners can now use their smartphone to download Games With Gold games on their console from whereever they might be, so the game is downloaded and ready to play once they head home to the console.