Your Ideas In Action Spring 2017

Your Ideas In Action Spring 2017

Team Xbox has been developing the latest features for Xbox One based on your suggestions here on Xbox Feedback, and we've seen some great ideas get implemented over the last few months! As the Xbox Flight team launches our latest update, we thought now would be a good time to highlight some of the ideas that have been brought to Xbox this year thanks to the suggestions provided here on Xbox Feedback and the efforts of Team Xbox. Head over to Xbox Wire for even more features, such as highlighting streamers in a Club!

You can find out about all the features introduced in 2017 through our monthly Xbox Wire updates, or by visiting the links below.

Announcing the Arena Category and Forum

Your Ideas at Xbox continue to expand as the capabilities of the Xbox grow! We've now added a category for "Arena" to the New Ideas section of Xbox Feedback. You can post new ideas using the Arena Category, and as your ideas earn votes, we'll move them to the Arena Forum on Xbox Feedback!

Arena on Xbox currently supports Killer Instinct for tournament play. The ESL app is also available on Xbox for games like World of Tanks. Users can receive notifications when their game is ready via their Xbox console, or via the Xbox App on Windows 10 or Xbox App on mobile devices. We look forward to hearing your great suggestions to make Arena the best experience for tournaments on console!

Accounts & Subscriptions


  • Remove the 5 Minute Cap on Recording
    • Users can now record up to 10 minutes at a time with the new improved GameDVR! While playing a game, press the Xbox button to bring up the Xbox Guide, then press the View button to see your recording options. Choose "Start Recording" and the GameDVR will record up to 10 minutes of gameplay.

Ease of Access

  • Magnifier on Xbox One
    • The Xbox One now supports magnification, and control of your game while magnification is turned on! You can also use a keyboard to enable magnification options, adjust focus, and more! Magnifier can be turned on by holding the Xbox button, then pressing the view button. You can find more details about how to enable and use magnifier here.

Home, Xbox Guide, & Settings

  • Better HD Audio Support & Pass-Through for Bitsrteam
    • Xbox One now offers the option to pass Blu-Ray audio via Bitstream directly to your receiver for decoding! This option supports DTS:X, Dolby ATMOS, and other HD Audio formats. You can turn this option on by going to Settings > Display & sound > Audio output and setting the Speaker audio to "Bitstream out"
  • Dolby Atmos Support
    • Xbox One now offers support for Dolby ATMOS! You can turn this option on by going to Settings > Display & sound > Audio output and setting the Speaker audio to "Bitstream out"
  • Support for Captive Portals (Hotel Wi-Fi)
    • Users who take their Xbox consoles on the road will be happy about this one! The Xbox One now supports captive portals (those pages that pop up when you connect to wi-fi that require you to watch an ad or agree to terms of use)! When you choose a wi-fi hotspot that uses a captive portal, you'll be able to view and perform necessary tasks to connect.

Parties & Multiplayer

  • Parties Overlay Shows Who Is Talking
    • When you join a party, the parties overlay will now show you who is speaking! Press the Xbox button to go to the quick menu, then go to the Parties section. Underneath your list of friends to invite, you'll see a switch to turn on Party overlay. After you turn Party overlay on, you'll choose a location for your overlay. Once completed, anyone talking in your party will appear in the overlay!

The Clubs & LFG Forum Is Live!

Our newest Feature Area forum, Clubs & LFG, is now live! We've added a bunch of ideas that you can now vote on both in the Feature Area forum and in the Clubs & LFG category of theNew Ideas forum!

Go to the new Clubs & LFG forum and vote for your favorite ideas!

Feedback and Knowledge Base