Today, Larry Hyrb, Xbox Live’s Major Nelson revealed on his blog that the April system update for Xbox One will start rolling out to users later today.

For those who weren’t in the recent beta for the April update and don’t know what to expect, here you go:

  • A game save progress bar will show you the status of your game saves, and you will also be able to easily tell what games and apps are being updated or have recently been updated.
  • Notifications will be added to see when favorites and friends sign in to Xbox Live, and friends who are in multiplayer will be identified in the friends list.
  • Improvements to Kinect voice and motion will be included, and will continue to be updated in the future. For example, Microsoft have updated the gesture functionality to reduce how often Kinect recognises non-hand objects as your hand and triggering gesture commands.
  • Video quality for videos recorded with GameDVR will be improved.
  • Blu-ray player will now support 50 Hz video output for content recorded at 50 Hz – be sure to update the Blu-ray player app to finish the Blu-ray update.
  • Controller and headset adaptor firmware updates will reduce audio static and improve wireless connectivity.
  • Now, if your console is in Instant On mode, the update will happen automatically and return to standby upon completion. This means you won’t need to power on your console after an update in the future. If you want to take future updates when available without waiting for your console to do it on its own, this option will now appear under system settings when an update is available for all future updates. It will only show as available when there is an update to take.

These sound like great updates as Microsoft continues to make a great console even better, so hopefully the May update will be just as great. For more on Xbox One, keep checking in with OnlySP, as well as following us on Facebook and Twitter.


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