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Xbox One August preview update live

This might not be an Xbox One August update for everyone, but if you are on the preview list then you are going to love the new features within this system software download.

Today, Microsoft rolled out many of the new entertainment and social features you saw showcased at Gamescom along with some hidden features not revealed before. If you are previewing the Xbox One upgrades, then the August preview update is now live and you get test many of the new improvements.

Here’s the list of new features contained within the Xbox One August preview, which will roll out some time during fall to everyone else.

  • Bandwidth Usage Display
  • Settings Updates to help users manage controllers and accessories
  • Save your Avatar Gamerpic
  • Multiple GameDVR Deletes
  • Country Expansion to prepare Xbox One to launch in another 29 new markets soon
  • Xbox On in New Markets
  • Many SmartGlass Updates
  • Live TV Miniguide
  • Boot to TV
  • Xbox One Digital TV Tuner
  • A new media player app allows you to play media files from USB or network home media servers supporting DLNA protocols
  • New Friends Section
  • The Party App has been improved

Are you a preview subscriber downloading the new Xbox One update today? If not, what do you make of these new features? Full details can be found on the official newswire at, or watch Larry Hryb run through some of the features in a video below.

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Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

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