Xbox One's March update includes easier Guide, capturing, Beam streaming and more

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30 March, 2017

The Windows 10 Creators Update is rolling out to Xbox One owners today.

Updated Guide. On that note, the new Guide is allegedly faster too, but that's really because you can access it in one click (of the Xbox button on your controller) rather than two. You can find all the details below. Although only now available for Xbox Insider members, when released to all users it will allow them easy access to watch, chat, and interact with their favourite streamers. Additionally, the background will now feature artwork from the game, provided you don't have custom background art already set.

The Guide has been updated to be faster and more intuitive. Yep, you no longer drop out of the game to the dashboard when you press the Xbox button. It will include quick links out to Games and Apps, as well as this month's Games and Deals with Gold for Xbox Live Gold members. For example, it's now also faster to record video clips because you just have to go to the Guide. We've added a new achievement tracker that is active based on the game you're playing, and allows you to select and follow multiple achievements in an overlay, all while you're playing. Cortana can also be added as an overlay while you play to carry out a range of tasks including setting reminders and accessing Party controls.

Beam integration. As with the Creators Update for Windows 10, Microsoft has integrated its Beam streaming service into the Xbox One, providing gamers with an easy way to broadcast their gaming sessions, interact with viewers, find and view other gamers' streaming, and more.

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It is likely that severe thunderstorms will develop by Wednesday afternoon, spreading east across the Four State region. Remaining portions of Arkansas are in a slight-risk category, meaning short-lived scattered storms could spring up.


A new Beam viewing app can be found in My Games and Apps.

For home theater aficionados, a small update next week will also allow for Blu-ray player bitstream passthrough, including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Speed has to be the biggest complaint Xbox One owners expressed to Microsoft in the past and it's encouraging that the company finally address it.

Screen time limits. Microsoft is slowing expanding parental control-like functionality to the console, and with this update you can configure daily time allowance and limits for each of your children, similar to what you can do on PCs.


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