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Xbox One Xbox One March Update Begins To Roll Out

  1. The March system update for Xbox One is rolling out today.


    Here's the full list of improvements.

    Improved Multiplayer & Party chat

    - Cross title party chat
    - Party chat on by default
    - Easier multiplayer invites
    - Easier multiplayer joining
    - Ability to see what the people in your party are doing

    Improved Friends List + Profile

    - Improved friends list utility & speed of access
    - Ability to see people you recently played games with
    - See when friends are broadcasting, including live broadcast thumbnails in activity feed
    - Get to a friend’s profile faster using type-ahead suggestions
    - Contextual app menu actions on friends list and activity feed items
    - Enabled more multiplayer (join and invite) actions on user profiles
    - 54 new contest-winning gamerpics

    Twitch TV live streaming support

    - Broadcast gameplay on Twitch.TV through Xbox LIVE (When the updated Twitch app ships next week.)
    - Voice support for starting and ending broadcast
    - Bringing out social in home

    - See favorite friends currently online
    - See friends broadcasting gameplay

    Miscellaneous shell improvements

    - Improved notification center experiences including “quiet mode”
    - View Game Clips while in snap mode
    - Protect user settings with passkey

    Browser improvements

    - Control Bing and Google maps with gesture and controller
    - Quick search when highlighting a term on a page
    - When searching from Bing search on the console, direct link to Internet Explorer in order to see additional web results.
    New Devices – Driver and Firmware updates

    - Firmware update to the Xbox One controller to support the Xbox One stereo headset adapter
    - Support for 1st and 3rd party headsets
    - Driver updates for the Xbox One Media Remote

    SmartGlass Improvements

    - Push notification to your device for Xbox Live messages
    - Quickly see what a friend is doing including presence and recent
    - Enhanced viewing of personal and a friend’s game progress and clips
    - Ability to close snap from SmartGlass

    Live TV

    - 50Hz fix – users can set the Live TV app to display at 50Hz for full or fill modes
    - Volume up/down adjustments – user can tailor the number of volume increments when using “volume up” or “volume down” commands
    - IR blasting of power & volume to TVs/AVRs in all regions
    - AVR setup maps to include model number for most sound bars or AVRs when setting up TV

    Improved Audio output support

    - SPDIF (optical out) now supports 5.1 Dolby Digital – enabling devices such as sound bars with only Optical In to be able to receive 5.1 Dolby Digital from console over optical
    - HDMI output now supports stereo uncompressed, 5.1 uncompressed, 7.1 uncompressed or 5.1 Dolby Digital live or 5.1 DTS
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