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The New Xbox One Experience Reshapes the Entire UI and Adds Cortana Support

by Kyle Hanson

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Modern consoles are all about change. The Xbox 360 was a totally different beast when it was launched, compared to when its successor was released. The Xbox One looks to follow suit with all of its updates, but today Microsoft has unveiled the New Xbox One Experience, which seems to totally reshape the console UI in significant ways.

In the video below Xbox Live’s Major Nelson sits down with Richard Irving to go over everything that has been changed. The Home Screen is almost completely different, reshuffling your icons and making the Recently Played section a greater part of the experience. Your Pins will remain, but they’ll be down at the bottom.

On top of this comes Cortana support, bringing Microsoft’s interactive assistant to the Xbox One console. To use this feature you’ll need a Kinect sensor, since it largely uses voice commands. You can do things like search for Friends, or invite them to a game. It’s sort of like an advanced version of the current voice commands, offering additional options on top of the small commands that were there before.

There’s so much different about the New Xbox One Experience, so you should really check out the video below for all of the details. No release date is set for the update, but it is promised to come “very soon”, so keep checking back for updates.

The New Xbox One Experience Walkthrough

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