The Xbox One November system update has begun rolling out over a week ago and one of the new features let you customize your console even more. Each account on your Xbox One can now have a customized background. You can choose a custom color as a theme or achievement art as your background image. You can also use your own image. Want to know how? Watch our how-to video.
Follow these steps:
- On your controller, press the Xbox button to return to Home.
- On the Home screen, press the Menu button and select Settings.
- Select My Xbox.
- Select My background, and then select from the available choices in Your background.
You can use achievement art, a solid color, or an image of your choice uploaded from a USB flash drive or a DLNA media server.
If you want to use your own image, keep in mind that the screen resolution is 1920 x 1080. Also,Xbox tiles will cover up most of the image, so not all wallpapers will be visually appealing. The Xbox Design Team created a handy Photoshop template so you can see what parts of your image will be blocked by the tiles. This will help better position your background. You can download it here.
Want to see awesome wallpapers specifically made for the Xbox One? There is a subreddit for that. Check out reddit.com/r/xboxthemes. Using a solid color, custom images or achievement art as background gets transferred to other Xbox One consoles you sign in with your account.
The Xbox One November update also brings Twitter integration, showcase items, and other improvements. Check out the complete list of changes if you haven't seen it yet. Do you have really cool wallpaper for your Xbox One? Share it in the comments below!