Xbox One system update notes for March 2016

Xbox One owners are getting their Easter treat early now, as Microsoft has just confirmed that the Xbox One system update for March 2016 is now rolling out to everyone after initially only being available in the Preview Program.

As a result, we have a reminder of what is new on Xbox One as there’s plenty of great additions to read through.

To Summarize, these include:

– Purchase Xbox 360 Backward Compatible games on Xbox One
– Include Party Chat in Twitch broadcasts
– Output your Party Chat to headset and speakers simultaneously
– Customizable Game DVR recording length
– Track Achievement progress in the Xbox One guide
– Video playback directly in the Xbox One Activity Feed
– 16-person Party Chat
– Xbox 360 Achievements in Xbox One and Xbox app Activity Feeds
– Follow web links and YouTube videos from Game Hubs
– Compare your Avatars
– Reputation rating interface changes


There’s also some bonus March update features announced yesterday by Microsoft which were not on preview, they include:

– Xbox Elite Wireless Controller improved thumbstick precision with firmware update
– Xbox Accessories app

You can get a full summary on the main changes here, while detailed info on the bonus changes are here.

You have to say that Microsoft is doing a great job in making the Xbox experience better month on month. This is on top of the goodness already offered with backwards compatibility – are you loving it right now as an Xbox One owner?

Is the update live in your area now or are you still waiting?



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