The New Xbox One Dashboard
Mike Ybarra, Corporate VP of Xbox Platform Engineering, showcased the next updates for the Xbox One, alongside Larry Hryb, a.k.a. Major Nelson, Director of Programming.
You can watch the video to get a sense of what the new Xbox One Dashboard looks and feels like. The main focus is to try and make the UI as simple as possible. As it seems the number of the menus is decreased, and now users can pin the games that they play the most.
The Games & Apps tiles are up in front, and the change of the Xbox Guide Menu is much easier to navigate using the bumper buttons. Be sure to watch the full video to learn all the new stuff that you can customize.
Some of these updates will also appear on the Windows 10 Xbox app. More features will be introduced next year, including updates to the Mixer app on Xbox, PC and smartphones.
Still no word about recording voice commentary while recording games on the Game DVR.
Spotify Arrives on Xbox One
Spotify, one of the most popular music-streaming apps, is coming to Xbox on 34 markets around the world. Now you can listen to your favorite music while playing your games.
All you need to do is to download the Spotify app via the Xbox Store. Also, you can control the music you are listing to via the Spotify Connect App on your Smartphone while gaming.
3 New Xbox Controllers
3 new Xbox One controllers have been introduced. Besides the color scheme variations, some of these controllers vary in their physical features. Also, all of the buttons can be remapped via the Xbox Accessories app.
These 3 new controllers are all compatible with the PC via a Bluetooth connection. Check out the controllers’ unboxing videos below to find out exactly how they differ from one another.