Xbox Update Brings Quality-of-Life Improvements
Xbox has recently rolled out a bonus update that includes several quality-of-life improvements for players. In addition to the September update, which introduced features like streaming to Discord, this new update focuses on enhancing the storage and management of game captures, providing an in-game events hub, and improving the console set-up process.
Improved Game Capture Management
An important change in this update is Xbox’s new storage policy for game captures. From now on, any captures stored on the Xbox network will be automatically deleted after 90 days. This means that players will need to back up any captures they wish to keep either onto external storage or OneDrive. Xbox has also introduced a simplified process for managing these captures. The Captures app now allows users to easily move, manage, and bulk upload files, and offers the option to automatically back up future captures to OneDrive.
In-Game Events Hub
To keep players informed about current and upcoming in-game events, Xbox has added a new Events channel to the Home page. This channel provides a preview of events taking place in games from the player’s library. By selecting events from the channel, users can access more detailed information about each event.
Smoother Console Set-Up
Setting up a new Xbox console has become even easier with this update. Xbox now recommends popular apps for download right from the start, making the initial set-up process seamless. Some of the apps that may be recommended include Apple Music, AppleTV, Crunchyroll, Disney+, Hulu, Movies & TV, Peacock, Spotify, and Tubi.
New Sports Hub for Xbox Users in the United States
Xbox owners in the United States will also enjoy a brand new sports hub throughout September and October. This hub will recommend sports games available on Xbox, as well as apps where users can stream live sports.
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