Xbox One April Update Rolling Out Starting Today

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As we’ve mentioned before, one of the great things about the Xbox One is the (almost) monthly updates which bring new features to the console, many of which are requested by the user base through the Xbox feedback program. The Xbox One April update has started rolling out today and brings a few new welcome features and improvements.

  • Party chat improvements – Additional icons and notifications within the party chat experience to help you understand your connection and microphone status. The party app will help you get your microphone enabled and show you when privacy settings or networking issues are blocking communication with particular party members.
  • Game hub links – You’ll see activity feed items when any of your friends follow a game, and you’ll also be able to get back to a game’s hub from activity feed posts related to the game – including feed items about the game’s achievements, game clips and screenshots.
  • Achievement notifications – With this update, you’ll also see the achievement’s description in the notification so you know what you did to earn this achievement without having to open the achievements app.
  • What’s On – The What’s On area is now available for Xbox One users in the U.S., Canada, and the UK. In it, you’ll find links to popular videos, games, movies, TV shows, game broadcasts and clips, along with Trending TV shows if you have configured OneGuide for your Xbox One console.

Other features which were part of the April preview, namely voice messaging and dedicated party chat servers, aren’t rolling out as planned due to additional feedback from members in the preview program and require some more work.

What feature are you looking forward to the most in the Xbox One April update? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook.

Source: Major Nelson
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