Features for the New Xbox One November Update
The Xbox One November update is here! This update is nowhere near as large as last month’s, however it takes care of a few cosmetic changes that Xbox One owners have been requesting for a while. Among these new superficial changes, this update integrates Twitter into the Xbox One OS and during live TV with the help of the menu button.
One of the largest complaints since the release of Xbox One is the inability to customize the home screen background. This is such an easy fix and not a complaint that Microsoft hasn’t heard before (here’s looking at you Windows 8) so it is mind boggling that this had not been added months ago. However, in Microsoft’s defense, Sony just added this feature in their last update as well. So apparently this change was a low priority to both of them. For your background you are given the option of plain color backgrounds or an Xbox Live achievement award photo. Of course you are also able to use pictures from photos that you download onto a USB drive or that you have stored in your OneDrive app. While this is not the most innovative improvements we have seen so far it should make the Xbox community much happier with custom backgrounds. It is the 21st century after all you would think custom backgrounds would be standard by now.
Twitter has joined the party in the Xbox One November update and now it is possible to link your Twitter account to you Xbox Live account. This adds a bunch of new options to the console. Now you can share game clips directly to Twitter and post your clips right from your Xbox One. A Trending tab has been added to the Live TV menu showing what show is trending the most at that certain time. Also, while watching your favorite shows you can use the menu button to see live tweets in real time.
The profile has now been modified slightly adding two new menu options. Now you can share your location and add a short bio about yourself. A showcase option has been added as well which lets you show a slide show of your top achievements or game clips. To add game clips or achievements to your personal slide show a showcase button that has been added to the share tile.
That is all for this month’s update as only a few small but key features were introduced in this every evolving OS. What is your favorite addition in the Xbox One November Update? Let us know in the comments below.
For a complete list of the Patch Notes click here