Xbox Games for Windows Phone 8.1 updated, fixes woes

One of the complaints cropping up with Windows Phone 8.1 was performance issues with the Xbox Games app. Like Xbox Video and Xbox Music, the Games hub is also no longer in the OS, but rather a separate, updatable app.

Some users recently complained that the app wouldn’t load their profile or worse, games would not populate. (We didn’t see it ourselves, but it was reported in our forums often enough).

Today, version 2.0.1404.16001 has gone live in the Store, and we’re hearing from you folks that it fixes a lot of issues.

With Windows Phone 8.1, you should get the update automatically at some point, or you can always force-check it by heading into Settings > Check for Updates within the Store app. But if want easy, we’ll give you the link and QR as usual.

Since there is no changelog, if you notice anything else that is new, sound off in comments.

Pick up Xbox Games for Windows Phone 8.1 here in the Store. Thanks, Sachinmeet and Nitty M.,  for the tips!

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.