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Xbox One Latest Update For Preview Members Brings Major Changes To Games & Apps Menu

by Dean James


The Xbox One is set to get it’s next big update in August, which is coming out alongside the Windows 10 anniversary update. We are going to be getting features soon after like Xbox Play Anywhere, but Preview Program members have been able to get a glimpse of some of the new features coming and now a new update is out that drastically changes one part of the Xbox One dashboard.

With the Xbox One’s requirement to install games to the hard drive to play even a disc-based game, every game you own will have to be launched from the system in some fashion. However, the Games & Apps section has not always been the most customizable, but thankfully that is changing in the new rs1_xbox_rel_1608.160705-1925 update.

When you boot up your console after updating, the first thing you will notice is the now easy to access My Games & Apps button on the top right of the dashboard that you can access quickly. If you have any games currently downloading, it will even display the percentage and if it’s ready to start or not.

After entering the My Games & Apps section, you’ll notice that the options now go down vertically, rather than horizontally. On the left side where you previously only had Games, Apps, and Queue, two new headings have been added with Ready to Install and Updates. This is something that makes the entire experience so much easier, so you know exactly what has updates and everything, without it cluttering elsewhere.

Just below the headings, it will also display what game you are currently downloading, and even give you the rundown of how much you have download by GB, as well as the download speed at which it’s being downloading currently.

There are also a few other additions, which you can read about in more detail on the Xbox Preview Program forums. This update should start rolling out to you soon, but if it has not yet, you will be prompted to download it late tonight at 1:00 am PT.

- This article was updated on:February 27th, 2018

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