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  1. Be able to upload cds, mp3s, etc. onto hard drive for Xbox One, like on 360

    To be able to upload CD's, mp3's, etc onto hard drive like on 360

    [Mod edit: This idea was combined with a similar post from Sly lnstinct. Thanks, everyone!]

    7,267 votes
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    314 comments  ·  Xbox Opportunities  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Option to Sort Xbox 360 Games from Xbox One Games

    With the latest update for backwards compatibility it's become really obvious I have too many games. Could we please have an option to sort these into their own separate category?

    E.g Left Menu Bar Displays
    -My Games & Apps
    --Games (With an option to select with Category to display by default)
    --- All Games
    --- Xbox One Games
    --- Xbox 360 Games
    -- Apps
    -- Queue

    Or
    -My Games & Apps
    --Xbox One Games
    -- Xbox 360 Games
    --Apps
    --Queue

    I own over 70 Xbox 360 titles digitally and around 70 Xbox one titles so this would go a long…

    7,071 votes
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    127 comments  ·  Managing Game and Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Add full offline support to the Xbox One

    Please add FULL offline support to the Xbox One.

    Currently we can't earn achievements while playing offline, we can't use custom background when we are offline and we can't sign-in when we are offline unless we go to settings and select "Go offline". We can't see our Pins or recent used apps either without an internet connection so please change this Microsoft!

    I understand it is still like this because of the old OS design ideas but please bring back the offline features we had on the Xbox 360. It would be really nice to have it back.

    Thank you

    6,409 votes
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    198 comments  ·  Xbox Opportunities  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Speed Up Game Installs

    Game installs and downloads are incredibly slow, speed up downloads and put more of the Xbox's power to installing especially when its doing nothing else

    [Mod Edit: This idea was merged with similar ideas posted by MuscledRMH, ThinkDIGGITYDAN, and CleanFawn190963. Thanks everyone!]

    5,993 votes
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    230 comments  ·  Installs and Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Disc eject using controller on Xbox One

    Pressing the menu button when highlighting the disc drive app and scrolling down to select eject for any discs that are currently in the drive. This feature was very neat and helpful on 360, and it would be cool to see it make a return on the One.

    [Mod Edit: This idea was merged with similar ideas posted by Y0U G0T M4X3D, LishPROD and Yordan Sampon. Thanks, everyone!]

    5,560 votes
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    204 comments  ·  Xbox One  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Live Tiles

    It would be great to see live tiles around the OS for a more vivid experience. I really like this feature on Windows 8 and Windows Phone. The actual "dead tiles" are kind of static, and dynamic stuff are always welcome here.

    5,447 votes
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  7. snap app size

    I love watching tv or netflix while playing a game but the size of those apps are too small. I would love to see the ability to choose which size and where you can put the snapped apps. Personal I would love it if you could split screen most of the snapped apps

    [Mod Edit: This idea was merged with a bunch of similar ideas from marky2780 and others, some of which suggested a picture-in-picture style for snapping. Thanks everyone!]

    5,259 votes
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    222 comments  ·  Snap and Quick Menu  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Use images from OneDrive app as background

    The new background update is great but not being able to use pictures from OneDrive seems like a big oversight, especially for those without a DLNA server.

    [Mod edit: This idea was merged with similar posts from +KM1TCH and Brumheh. Thanks, everyone!]

    4,746 votes
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    140 comments  ·  Home and Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Automatic download and install for game updates

    The amount of times i come online only to find i can't play because a game needs to update, this should be automatic even in insta-on mode!! Allow auto-downloading of game updates and installation just like system updates. You could set an option so it only does it for games played in the last 60 days so it doesn't download updates for games you haven't played recently.

    4,199 votes
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    77 comments  ·  Installs and Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Play games digitally after installing from disc

    I would love to play my games digitally after installing the game from a physical copy just because it would save more time switching between games and it would make up for the high memory usage when installing.

    4,144 votes
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  11. Xbox One Miracast Support

    Since Windows 8 has built in Miracast support, It would be great being able to mirror our Windows 8 device to the TV via the Xbox One. With Snap support!

    [Mod Edit: This idea was merged with similar ideas posted by MathSimon and techAU. Thanks everyone!]

    4,015 votes
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  12. Replace Snapped Video Playback as a PiP Overlay

    Please give us this option. Whether a new pip or original snap. This was a system selling feature.

    3,636 votes
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  13. Estimated Download & Installation Times

    In the Queue section of My Games & Apps, a great addition to the percentage progress bar would be to have an estimated time for how long the download (digital games or updates) or installation (disc) will take.

    As space on the Tile in the Queue may already be limited (if seeing the artwork is still important), this information could be placed under Manage Game and would say something like "estimated time remaining: 4 hours".

    In the Queue, where all items are listed, it could even say "estimated time for all downloads: 6 hours", covering the time expected for all…

    2,997 votes
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    45 comments  ·  Installs and Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Grey out controller update when there's no new update

    [Mod edit: This idea was combined with a similar suggestion from +Jrocker23. Thanks, everyone!]

    2,886 votes
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    44 comments  ·  Installs and Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Unique notification sounds

    For both Xbox One and Xbox 360:

    The achievement "pop" has become an iconic part of the Xbox experience and synonymous with achievements themselves. However, that same sound is used for every notification on Xbox, including things as mundane as a friend signing in.

    Please add unique notification sounds for other events and help the achievement pop maintain its integrity as the sound that signifies accomplishment.

    2,788 votes
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    56 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Press instead of hold Home button to accept notifications

    When I get a notification I have the option to accept by holding the HOME button. This more often than not results in wanting to turn off the system or go home. The addition of saying "Xbox Launch" works well but holding doesn't. Maybe a double tap or something.

    2,732 votes
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  17. Add timestamp & date stamp to notifications

    It would be nice to see when I received party/game invites so I know when I see that I have notifications, some of which are invites, I know if they were sent a few minutes ago or if they're days old.

    [Mod Edit: This idea was merged with a similar idea from Gonzo345. Thanks everyone!]

    2,668 votes
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  18. Ability to pair phone w/console displaying incoming text & calls

    Don't need to send/read texts, or take calls from the console. But it would be cool to have "new text" or "incoming call" pop up on screen, especially for us headset gamers.

    2,655 votes
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  19. Option to 'Download and Install All Available Updates'

    We have all pretty much come to play a game we haven't played in a while or use an app and been hit with an update. I have nothing wrong with updates, but I think there should be a new button on the 'My Games & Apps' page.
    It could go to the right of the current sort button.
    It could say in bold: Download and Install Updates
    And underneath the bold in normal text: 5 Update(s) Available
    Or how ever many updates there are available.
    So I could go onto the games page and click install updates and it…

    2,627 votes
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  20. Ability to Select Multiple or All Games / Apps When Copying or Moving Files

    Having external storage is great but we need more flexibility in how we manage the content across devices.

    Atm you need to click Manage on each Game/App you want to Move/Copy and select the appropriate action which can be time consuming when working with large collections.

    It would be helpful if we could select multiple items or have the ability to copy/move all which would particularly useful when moving to a new storage device or backing up items to a secondary device

    2,422 votes
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