Xbox One Spring Update to add dedicated 'EA Access' tab to your games library

Microsoft has been gradually rolling out upcoming Xbox One features to members of the Xbox Insider Program, ahead of a major update set to release in the coming months. Dubbed the "Xbox Spring Update," a range of new functionality is on its way to the console, including support for 1440p monitors, Mixer controller sharing and more.

Earlier this week a new pre-release build of the operating system was issued to those in the Alpha ring of the Xbox Insider Program, enabling remote control over Mixer for live streamers. This build also appears to have introduced a new undocumented tab in "My games & apps," for Electronic Arts' subscription-based game service, EA Access.

Although this menu currently fails to display your EA Access library, a functional version can be expected in the days ahead. This follows recent updates to My games & apps adding dedicated tabs for Xbox Game Pass and Games with Gold, providing fast access to your subscriptions. With each service having now received dedicated sections, the previous "Memberships" tab has been removed.

This reflects recent efforts from Microsoft to push subscription services – most notably expanding the lineup of its Xbox Game Pass library. System-level changes are now being made that match this strategy, with third-party services even making an appearance directly on the console.

For an overview of all upcoming "Xbox Spring Update" features so far, make sure to check our cohesive changelog.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.