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Xbox One April Update Rolls Out

April showers don’t only bring May flowers but also a brand new Xbox One update. The one thing that Microsoft has absolutely nailed since launching the Xbox One is not only listening to their fans but executing on the fan’s complaints and suggestions. Since the Xbox One launched in November of last year there has been almost an update every month. These updates do not take that long to download but add little tweaks to the overall experience of the console.

The first things that the April update corrects is the notifications of friends and followers that sign in to Xbox Live. This was reportedly one of the most requested changes to the new console and a very welcomed addition. Also, friends who are in multiplayer will be identified in your friends list. Also, the update adds a game save progress bar that will allow you to see the status of your saved games. I personally like the ability to see what apps and games are currently being updated or have been updated recently which is also being changed.


Needed updates for the Kinect will be hitting your Xbox One this April

Needed updates for the Kinect will be hitting your Xbox One this April


There are also fine tunings to GameDVR quality as well as further Kinect voice and motion detection. Also, you will be able to play back Blu-ray content at 50hz that was recorded at 50hz (duh!). And lastly, the update will tweak the controller and headset adapter firmware. All of these changes will begin rolling out this week to your Xbox One.

These changes seem like little, tiny changes but if it improves the overall enjoyment of the system then I’m all in. There are still some things that need to be fixed but I am supremely confident that any needed adjustments will be addressed and corrected by the suits at Microsoft. Stay tuned for any new updates and/or corrections to the Xbox One and other home consoles here at free4geeks.com!


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Father of two, husband of over ten years and unapologetic UK Wildcats fan, Chuck has been involved in Geekdom for...well, a long time. Chuck spends his free time playing games, watching movies and TV, performing in live theater, pimping hoes and juggling geese. No really, baby geese. Goslings. They are juggled... Fun Fact: Chuck hasn't had a soda since 2003.