Xbox Insiders can now filter store by price, rating and capabilities

Let's say you wanted to buy an "E" rated game under $10 which has at least four stars. It just isn't possible to search for those parameters on Xbox One at the moment. You would have to go to other websites or research games individually. There should've been a built-in solution to begin with because a console experience is meant to be contained and complete. Luckily, that's about to change very soon for everyone!

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Today, Xbox Live's Director of Programming Larry Hryb said that Xbox Insiders — from all Preview rings — can now filter games "by price, star rating, capabilities, and more in the store". This is a welcome addition but a lot of work still needs to be done. Even years later the layout isn't ideal and discovering smaller experiences remains a challenge.

If you're an Xbox Insider, be sure to check out these changes. What else would you like to see updated in the store? Let us know. Hopefully the update to the store will roll out to everyone soon. Usually Microsoft Store updates are available to the wider community much sooner than traditional updates. Microsoft allows you to download them as a standard patch because the Microsoft Store shows up in the Updates section of My games & apps.

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  • About time. Been wanting a true search option for a long time. Well done ms.
  • Can you filter by players?  Like multiplayer local?  That would be nice for family users.
  • People like to complain about how bad the Windows 10 Store is, but the Xbox One Store is also awful. This is a big step in rectifying that, but it's inexplicable it has taken four years for the largest software company in the world to implement a simple tag and filter system.
  • I agree, the store front should of been updated years ago, the time its taken its ridiculous to say the least. Unless you search the game name, its hard to find anything on the Win10 Store.
  • I do like the new demos subsection in the store.
  • Hopefully all of that also comes to Microsoft Store on Windows 10. That's where it's frankly needed more.
  • It's baffling the basics weren't there at launch lol. But it's getting there.
  • Hopefully they can add a filter for Xbox Live, Xbox Play Anywhere, and Crossplay games on the PC Microsoft Store. That would be a huge help on helping people see actual games and push back the mobile stuff.
  • This is great! been wanting this for a while.
  • What a time of innovation we are living when a filter option deserves an announcement.
  • Too bad search by rating all MS games will be just one or two stats cos many have crappy pcs and expect a game to fun. I've read the reviews. But thank you for this MS.
  • Finally!!!
  • search is still not complete. you have to enter something to get to the filter page. should be able to filter all games without entering any search text. and i agree with the other folks, this is not news. it should have always been there.