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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UPDATE: Still lags for me, Still get the "can't refresh when I hit the refresh", and still NO AVATAR LIVE TILE!! C'mon guys...this app is my life....and still no Xbox One games support....feel like biting my dock off
This solution is CRAP. It looks HORRID ! Its my APPLIST not my GAMELIST! So why do i need the games hub ? Quite useless now! At least they should give us the choice to show/hide games.
Talking about::...where is the promised SORT BY USE for the Applist!
Or what do you do when an update kills the Games App. Accessing your Games would be impossible if they wouldnt be on your Applist.
-The avatar quality isn't good.
-Some friends from Xbox One aren't shown
-Stop pushing ads with games.
-Sometimes it get stuck on loading.
-Sometimes games avatars aren't shown.
I wont get a screenshot, but some people like to be dramatic about it, if they didn't like to run a beta software, they shouldn't install 8.1... it's obvious 8.1 today will be different than 8.1 when it's officially released because apps will be updated, and other features will be polished, also firmware updates will give alot of things needed to be a really good update. so I wouldn't believe to the dramatic people complaining about beta software, it's like they don't understand what they are running.
2. Did you use a workaround to get Cortana?
go back to 8.0 if you cant deal with a preview... or better, next time, don't install a non final release.
scroling to bad