Xbox One November update Vs PS4 2.0 firmware

By Alan Ng - Nov 9, 2014

We have some good news for Xbox One owners now, as Microsoft has just gone live with the highly anticipated Xbox One November 2014 update. It should be available the next time you log in, adding several new features that should help to compete with what Sony has just introduced in the PS4 2.0 update.

Sony has won over a lot of fans, by introducing Share Play and Theme support, finally allowing PS4 owners to use themes and custom backgrounds, along with the ability to play a friend’s game without owning a copy – with some exceptions though.

Now, Microsoft has launched their counterattack, as Xbox One owners will now be able to enjoy custom backgrounds as well. After installing the update, you’ll have the choice of either using a JPG or PNG from the USB drive, or selecting any Achievement image as your background too – which is a nice touch in our opinion.


Other features include an enhanced profile section, allowing users to now include information for location and also write a bio as well. Sony added YouTube shares with 2.0, but now Microsoft has added shares to Twitter with the November Xbox One firmware update.

Major Nelson has given us a walkthrough of all the new features in store, so make sure you watch it below. How does it compare to Sony’s update though – which one is the better of the two in your opinion?

Both consoles are still missing requested features, so let us know what you want to see next on either console to take it to the next level.

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  • Joseph Snodgrass

    Love the battles they have to make things better

  • Daniel evans

    I cant believe how bad this console war stuff is getting. Comparing firmwares now, seriously. Do people seriously care which console gets the most features via firmware each month?

    • Jonathan George Anaya

      Well…. seeing that Sony only released 2 firmware updates for the PS3, this is actually HUGE NEWS for the Playstation Nation. Finally, Sony will try to BRICK your console several times this Gen!

      • Josh101

        What drivel do you speak? The playstation 3 had tons of firmware updates. Any person can google what you so obviously lied about. Dude, you seriously have no life at all. At this point all you do is troll. With non-facts as well. It’s sad, it really is. Months ago you actually had some fodder, but since XboxOne is getting destroyed, even in firmware updates. You resort to straight lies. You are pathetic Jonny Mantits.

        • John Doe

          These Xbox fan boys are straight up retarded. Microsoft could serve them poo on a platter and they would eat it like candy.

    • John Doe

      The reason why is because these Xbox fan boys and media sites are trying to come up with anything, and I mean anything, to sell you something.