Microsoft has just announced changes to the latest update that Insiders will receive for the operating system on Xbox One family consoles. In a post on the official Xbox blog, Xbox Insider team leader Bradley Rossetti revealed the image of a new home screen that is being tested and could reach the next final update for regular users, as well as expanding support for voice commands.
Rossetti said that with the advent of various possibilities to activate Xbox with smart devices with Cortana or Alexa, Xbox Skills will continue to grow and have new skills as users give more feedback.
Now you don’t have to have a headset to talk to Microsoft’s personal assistant: just use Xbox Skill for Cortana in the Cortana app for iOS , Android, or Windows, or use it with the Harman Kardon Invoke smart speaker to enable Xbox One, adjust the volume, launch any games or applications, take screenshots, and more.
“ We will continue to improve Xbox Skills on supported digital assistants and continue to expand our Xbox voice capabilities in the future based on fan feedback. “
Evolving Home Screen
The highlight of the Insiders update is the first thing users see on the screen when they turn on the console: the home screen. Since the Xbox One was launched in 2013, the entire generation has undergone major changes from the start to enhance user experience and make it easier to access their games and news.
With this update this is no different: “With this new experimental design from Home, the first thing you’ll notice is that we’ve removed the sessions at the top of Home in favor of the separate buttons that open up your gameplay experiences.”
Rossetti makes sure that the goal is to get the user to go directly to the Xbox Game Pass, Mixer, Xbox Community, or Microsoft Store as quickly as possible, so these categories will now be just below the block that displays the last game played on the console. – In the case of the screenshot, it was Ori and the Blind Forest.
With the update being released this past Wednesday, some of the Insider users will now be able to upgrade their consoles, purchase the new home interface, and provide the feedback necessary for Microsoft to continue to improve and improve Xbox navigation.
What’s new comes for “selected Xbox Insiders” who are in the Alpha and Alpha Skip Ahead updates cycles. What did you think about the change? Did you manage to upgrade your console? Comment down here!