Microsoft has just released a new update for Xbox One owners that will begin rolling out from today. The latest download brings a host of new changes and upgrades, including a faster dashboard and the implementation of Beam streaming.
Firstly, the Home screen that players are used to seeing when they fire up their console has been changed. The new look has been designed to simplify the user interface and make it easier to find your content and interact with Xbox Live. A number of alterations under the hood should mean performance also sees a significant boost. This has been coupled with a new version of the Guide. Taking inspiration from the system previously used on the Xbox 360, one hit of the Guide button on the controller will open up the inlay on the left side of the screen that lets you access a number of features and allows you to manage your background music.
Perhaps the biggest addition in this update is the inclusion of Beam streaming. This system is built directly into the Xbox One, meaning you don’t have to download any additional software or apps. It gives you the chance to broadcast your games in “near real-time” with low latency. The options for streaming can also be found in the Guide, giving easy access to the controls.
There are some other extra things that have been added to the console, including extra controller customizations options and screen time limits for child accounts. More information can be found over at the Xbox website.