Xbox One Summer Update

Xbox One Summer Update

The latest system update for the Xbox One brings some exciting new features and improvements that you have been voting for! Check out the detailed blog post and video on Xbox Wire describing the new features now available to all customers. With this release, 21 of your ideas with a combined total of over 53,000 votes are now marked as “Complete” on the site. We’re excited to share these updates with you, along with more detailed information about how to access the latest features.

Xbox One Updates

Cortana on Xbox One available in the U.S. and U.K.

Improved Game Collection

  • The View in My Games & Apps Now Uses More of the Screen to Display Games
    • The new Game Collection now uses all of the available screen real estate to show you your games, offering multiple rows of games instead of just 2! Just go to My games & apps and change the tile size to display as many as 6 titles per row via the Small tiles setting.
  • My Games & Apps Now Shows All Owned Xbox Games
    • The New Game Collection now includes sections for installed games, installed apps, and games & apps that you own that are Ready to install.
  • Downloading Games Now Shows Both Download Speed & Statistics of Your Download
    • The Xbox One Queue now gives you detailed information about your download. This information appears in the queue, but also on the My games & apps navigation bar while a download is in progress. You can even view your download progress directly on your dashboard in the box under My games & apps.
  • My Games & Apps Is Now Easier to Sort and Organize
    • Users can now sort their collection by Title name (A-Z), last used, most recently updated, and size. If you have a large game collection, you can also group by letter which creates a grouped alphabetized list which you can collapse just down to the alphabet by clicking any letter then jump to a specific letter to more quickly find the game you are looking for.
  • Tiles in My Games & Apps Can Now Be Resized
    • In My games & apps, users can now change the size of the tiles, so you can see more games on-screen at once. Three options are available: Large tiles, Medium tiles and Small tiles and you can have separate sizes set for your Games, Apps and Ready to Install lists.

Language Region Independence

  • Language and Region Can Now Be Set Separately
    • With Language Region Independence, you’ll be able to choose English or any other supported language for your console experience regardless of your console’s region! Go to Settings > All Settings > System > Language & Location to choose!

Xbox and Windows Store convergence

Facebook Friend Finder

  • Facebook Friend List integration
    • Now on the Xbox One, connect your Facebook account to your Xbox Live account to find your Xbox playing Facebook Friends. You only need to connect your account once via Facebook Login; if you’ve already gone through the steps on the Xbox app for Windows 10, iOS or Android, then you’re all set! Otherwise, now you have the option to log into your Facebook account from your Xbox One, making it easier to find more people to play games and have fun with. Go to Settings > Account > Linked social accounts > Link Facebook account. Note: If you’ve already linked your account in the Xbox App on Windows 10, this will already be set up!

Improved sharing on Xbox One

Xbox App Updates

The Xbox App has also received a major update! The latest version of the Xbox App for Windows 10 is 19.19.28029.0. You can check the latest version of your app by opening the App on your Windows 10 device, then going to Settings > General > Version to check. These new updates include the ability to see the top Windows 10 PC games on Xbox Live, 60 fps game clip recording, even more Windows Game Bar full screen support, and more!

  • The Xbox App on Windows 10 Is Now Also on iOS and Android!
    • The Xbox app is now available on iOS and Android. Now, you can stay connected to the Xbox Live community, see what your friends are playing, share game clips and screenshots, and view achievements through the Xbox app on Windows 10, iOS and Android devices

Items still marked “In Progress”

The following items will remain marked as “In Progress” and will move to a status of “Complete” next week as the first background music apps ship and the Xbox One S console becomes available to our customers.

  • Play Music from Apps Without Snap (Background Music)
    • The Xbox One Summer Update brings the ability of enabling Background Music on your console as new apps are released to support this feature. Pandora will be the first app to support this feature in the coming days, followed by Groove Music and other partners adding this capability when they update their apps to be UWP Applications.
  • Xbox One Slim Edition with 1080p/4k support
    • Xbox One S when the 2TB launch edition becomes available on August 2 for $399. The update will also be ready for the 1TB and 500GB Xbox One S models later in the month, starting at $299.
  • 4K or UHD Video Support and 4K Blu-ray compatible X1 when the spec is finalized
    • The Xbox One S will support 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray™ and Streaming. With four times the resolution of standard HD, 4K Ultra HD delivers the clearest, most realistic video possible. Stream 4k content on Netflix and Amazon Video and watch Ultra HD Blu-ray movies in stunning visual fidelity with High Dynamic Range. For more information, please visit the Xbox One S page on xbox.com.

Please continue to vote for your favorite features, and if you have a new idea, please enter it on the site after searching to ensure that the idea does not already exist. Team Xbox is always looking to implement new features and ideas that you are passionate about seeing implemented.

Team Xbox

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!



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