Latest Xbox One update rolling out with mobile purchasing, 3D Blu-ray support and more!

Xbox One update

It's that time again, time for another Xbox One update and this month's offering has some nifty new features it brings to the table. Top of the list is a mobile purchasing option, giving you the ability to buy games and add-on content right within the Xbox SmartGlass application or by using Xbox.com. Providing your console is set up to automatically accept updates whatever you buy will start downloading and be ready and waiting when you get home.

Here's a quick breakdown of what else is new:

  • Activity feed updates: We're adding new ways for you to interact with friends in the activity feed. The interface will change to a single column scrolling list that is longer and includes more content. We'll add the ability to post text to your feed, and to "like" and comment on feed items. You can share game clips and anything else in the feed with friends either publically (to your activity feed) or privately (as an attachment to a message). You'll also be notified when anyone likes, comments on or shares your items. Each user will get a personal feed on their profile, so you can see what specific friends have been up to. And, with SmartGlass, you can see what your friends have shared to their activity feed and "like" specific posts (additional activity feed support coming in future SmartGlass updates).
  • Low battery notification: You asked for it, now a notification will pop up when your controller battery is getting low.
  • Disable notifications during video: Adding the ability to turn off notifications based feedback we heard from you.
  • Enabling 3D Blu-ray: An update to the Blu-ray player app will enable 3D Blu-ray functionality on Xbox One.
  • Last seen time in Friends list: Direct from Xbox Feedback, the friends list will now show how long it's been since a friend has been online. For example, "Last seen 20m ago: Forza Motorsport 5."

The update is rolling out as we speak and should hit everyone within the next few days. For more check out the run through video of the latest features in the video below.

Source: Major Nelson


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Latest Xbox One update rolling out with mobile purchasing, 3D Blu-ray support and more!


Poor college student whose parents don't like/want to invest excess money on games here.
One kind hearted soul for me as well please? ⌒.⌒
Jk :P

It was Sons of Liberty for me for a quarter... yeah we were on a quarter system.  That dates me.  PS2

Make that 3... And two semesters ago, my weakness was multiplayer on Little Big Planet for the PS3. Haha. Too many hours were spent on that.

I thikn just like the XBOX 360, the Xbox will age better.  If you consider the ecosystem as a whole, there is so much more coming for Xbox.  Cortana for example will essentially complete my digital assistant world with my phone and PC (coming soon).  "Cortana, remind me to turn the water off in 15 minutes".  or have my XBox remind me to leave for an appointment based upon traffic conditions... 

True I love my Windows, but im quite sure PlayStation will also deliver great new features, apps and software as well. Don't expect to much from Microsoft.

Really? Not according to their track record. Compare 360 at release with what it could do by the end of it's generation. Completely new UI, store, apps, and much more. Whereas PS3 lost features with almost every update. All it got new was PS+ and 3D Blu-ray, while their customers cried out for features like cross-game chat and switching account regions and they were ignored.

And back in the day of the 360 Microsoft didn't have UserVoice or a preview program. They have accelerated majorly, and I seriously doubt Sony will be able to keep up.

Pre-Ordered my XBox One this weekend (South African launch next month). We're getting pretty awesome bundles. I got the Standard XBox One, with Forza 5 and Fifa 15 included in the box, and ZAR1000 in vouchers that you can spend on accessories and games. All for just ZAR6299 ($599). Which means I'm getting the XBox One for like $371. I just love Microsoft and their launch bundles. Especially when the PS4 is R6799 ($647)  and that's just the console.

BT Games. You can do it online or in their stores. I would recommend going into a store, their online pre-ordering thing is confusing.

It should be possible assuming you have an account that is set for a supported country as well as access to XBL point cards of that specific country. I used to do so before on my Xbox 360. I don't have an Xbox One though so I can't say for sure if it works the same on it.

Yes you can. I just bought Child Of Light which is availble only in Digital Download with a US Version of XBox One here in the Philippines using my credit card.


How do Sony count sold? It can't be if you activate on the internet since fanbois were biatching having to go online. Do they count how many retailers say are sold? Counting on retailers would seem like a mess because Joe And Jenny small retailer on eBay also sells them.

The Xbox One is being outsold by the PS4 just as the Xbox 360 outsold the PS3. Regardless of who sells more the customer should buy the one that has the features they want, being 2nd place in console sales didn't kill Sony in the last generation and won't kill Microsoft in this one.

Actually, by the end of last gen, ps3 overtook x360 in global sales so Microsoft is actually second for the second time here...

According to th price kept ppl haven't got what more Xbox one has except gaming. When they hear console they know eahts Xbox but they blindly go for just gaming. But a n Xbox just not meant for gaming. Its a entertainment hub along with heavy console gaming

Technically Microsoft is not second according to your logic because this generation is not over yet and Microsoft can give a reverse to Sony. The same way that happened to the last generation.

I am in the preview group but the one feature that I really want to work is the automatic download. However my Xbox One will not do it no matter what the settings are. It seems this is an issue with others in the preview as well.

There really amazing in updating the Xbox one , I really hate the new friend list and activitie feeds complicated and un useful to me , the metro shit is the problem , the 360 first was amazing in every thing

w0w i honestly for a second thought xbox pushed 2 updates but this is last month early access build this month is turning out to be quite a good one


Nice work MS, by the time I get the X1 it will be the beast I first heard/saw at reveal albeit with silly DRM implementation.

Launch games don't count! Destiny, the new Battlefield: Hard line, Witcher 3, etc are all launching at 1080p. The X1 had a rough start however don't spread false information.

1080 p of ps4 is as good as 720 p of Xbox one I saw myself snd played it in the store just a fraction of a difference

Sony boasted 1080p for every game then failed to deliver. Try something new. The 1080p argument doesn't work any more.

Why did they remove so much content from the activity feed? It doesn't tell you which games and apps your friends have been using anymore. All it tells you are achievements. What a bunch of crap.

I have no problem chatting with friends in party? My son lives in another state and we are in party chat whenever we are on.

Regretting my PlayStation decision a little bit. Only thing I can do in it is see how many times my friend has watched Netflix

Who cares, that's coming. We got more games, and features, hell 90% of the stuff in this update we already have soo why the complaint over status notifications..if you can't see what game your friend plays, they chose not to share that info

More games really? Xbox has more and better quality exclusives in most peoples opinions. That is why "Last of us" is the top game on PS4 a last Gen remake. That's because there isn't alot of other quality games to play so most playing that.

Dude, Xbox One is destroying PS4 in features. The Xbox One could already do way more than  PS4 could on launch day. Since then, the Xbox One has gotten monthly updates adding tons of new features the PS4 doesn't have, further exacerbating the gap. Get your facts straight. The PS4 is a one-trick pony.

lol.. good one...


PS4 has outsold X1 every month since launch...one trick pony??? yes.. PS4 is a gaming consoles...and thats what it does best....

How many times did MS flip flop between their policies for Xbox?? hell they even had to pay crazy mony to Square E to make TR an exclusive..

market has spoken.. X1 just doesnt stand up to PS4.. 


Right, because as we all know, market share automatically indicates superiority. Anyone who owns a Windows Phone should know that's not the case: Android isn't a good OS yet it dominates the market. Likewise, PS4 is outselling the Xbox One right now, but that doesn't mean it's better. It's not. It's comparably boring and unambitious.

Listening to customer feedback isn't "flip-flopping". So what about Tomb Raider? Sony pays even crazier amounts of money to fund PS4 exclusives (i.e. the costs of running first-party development studios). Microsoft's approach is supported by modern organizational theory that reveals outsourcing to be a wiser option due to lower costs and greater flexibility.

Xbox One is a more feature-rich games console with more AAA exclusives, a better online network, and more updates. The market have have "spoken"; but we've long known that the "market" is ignorantly misinformed (e.g. Android's dominance).

lol.. did you just threw me "Tesla sells less for its quality and Camry sells more for its quality" on my face????

Do you really think and beleive WP is better than Android?? If thats the case then the slew of WP phones released by MS for lower market should have killed off android right? When was Windows Phone released?? 2009/2010?? and when was android released 2008/2009??

I have seen people say that WP is new and all.. no... it was released at the same time.. WP is just not good enough when it comes to Android... if WP was really that good ..Sony, HTC everyone would have started making phones for the OS...and its not like WP are priced at 1000$ and android phones are priced at 10$.. 


Coming back to PS4 vs X1...yes.. it is flip flopping.. MS didnt "listen" to customers.. they got owned by Sony and they knew if they didnt change their policies they would be digging their own grave. if MS was really keen on listening to customers then it wouldnt have taken so much time to deliver commong used features on WP...And I hope you read the news that MS is selling Xbox entertainment division to WB...

and yes MS has exclusives for now.. not sure if you can term them as better exclusives... titanfall was supposed to revolutionalize MS and what not but it failed.. Infamous sold more copies than Titanfall.. go to Inside Gaming channel on youtube.. and check what they have to say about the market share...






You are just full of all sorts of nonsense. Yes, Windows Phone is a better OS than Android. Much better. Yes, Xbox One is a more feature-rich console than PS4. Much more. No, quantity has never been a good indicator of quality. Now, go back to IGN and troll where you belong.

@neolp123 @coip The fact that you are on a Windows Phone comment thread claiming Android is a better OS than Windows Phone and PS4 is better than Xbox One more than proves coip's point that that you are indeed a troll. I own both PS4 and Xbox One, and thus far, my One gets FAR MORE usage than my PS4. And it will continue that way for its life cycle due to its HDMI pass thru option. Brilliant feature. And please don't get me started on my Nokia Lumia 1520's utter DOMINANCE of my brother's Samsung Galaxy S4 and my mother's iPhone. Sheep....

Most people on this planet believe in their respective religions as well. It makes them all feel warm and secure. And some..... well, it makes them want to fight/murder/start wars when others don't believe in the same nonsensical bullshit as they believe in. Sound familiar? Fanboy flamewars need to die. Embrace what good ALL services have to offer. I love my One, PS4, WiiU, and last Gen systems. And while Android and iPhone both have features and apps not found on Windows Phone, I LARGELY prefer my smartphone with Live Tile customization, Cortana, 20 mp camera, glitch free OS, etc.

Now they just need the ability to pre order and pre load games. I just bought a PS4 this weekend to compliment my X1 and I love that ability. I already have Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls installed and ready to play in 18hrs

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Considering the reports of people ending up with two copies of Diablo 3 downloading via pre-loading for a total of over 60gb, I think I'd rather it came out more polished than quickly.


Plus if you had an Xbox One, you could region switch to Australia or New Zealand quickly and easily and be playing all night before US release :p.

It's not two copies. It's language pack downloads. Anywhere other than North America gets all the language packs on pre load.

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Pretty unintelligent. I'll stick with my Xbox One 21.5gb digital download, I don't need ALL the language packs in an english speaking country.


The XB1 version is also currently $20 cheaper in Australia than PS4.

It's the same for North America on PS4, your just skewing things now. And it's the people like yourself who make this whole console argument out of proportion. I own a X1 and a PS4 and I'll I did was point out something I wish my X1 had. You turned it into a bash the competition. Just plain stupid.

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while this is appreciated, the dashboard still extremelly laggy and slow even compared to the 360. The store is basically worthless to browse making it hard to find anything, and the overall look and feel of the UI feels beta. It's clunky and uninspired. I have so much respect for the 360 team and so litttle for the XB1 team that one wonders who is in charge now that wasn't before...because they've flunked it.

Laggy? I agree about the store, but it is the same online.

Went back to using a 360 this past weekend and found that UI was a pain to get around in comparison to the X1. The 360 menu was good for its time...

Seriously how can the store be hard to browse when there are barely any games in the first year of release? Make up crap elsewhere.

Great. Now make Netflix work again. All it does is try to open and minimize now. Good thing my tv is smarter than my Xbox. Ha-ha I crack myself up.

When the activity circle (or whatever it's called) is spinning, press Y on the controller. It will send you to search. You can get out of the seemingly locked state...

AHAHAHHAAHHA noobd think ps4 is better than xbox one...
Tomb raider was better on xbox one,
Bf4 on ps4 has more AA, BUT on xbox one The color, contrast, was WAY more better...
DAMN! Ps4 dindt have a youtube app! Since last week!
Chat inst HD like xbox one, is just like 360!
Xbox one in e3 have it more exclusives and MORE games,
Kinect i cant compare to pseye right AHHAHAHAH
Xbox one integrates with EVERYTHING, besides that, i can open 4 apps and one game, ps4 NOT
I have more features coming!
Like The friends, groups, more apps, more games indie, games from PC, like MMA and Dota games,
I have one console with 1 TB...
I have a controller that it last 39 hours compared to a shit controller like The ps4 that last 9 hours...
I have security, live, players, not have The shit connection like PSN, that is a dinossaur compared to LIVE,
LIVE- 2002
PSN- 2006

I have The Best controller from last gen, AND made it better with rr improvements from The last gen

I have more speef in download and upload things...
Heck! I even have colors to customize The dash, ps4 is only that motherfucker blue!

I have a cooler console, not The ps4 fryer... And nousy

And The most games, compare and u Will see that xbox one, WIN in graphic, off course not everyone, but everybody FORGETS that it is a charge off quality of pixels X quantity of pixels

Go search that sony fans!

The things you listed above may be true, but they may not matter to some people. I purchased a PS4 because of its price and the games it had (and I've been with PlayStation from the beginning). I know that my PS4 has the games that I enjoy regardless if the selection isn't as big. I personally like the Dualshock 4 and the blue background on the dynamic menu. Everyone has their own opinion though.