Microsoft finally launches the first major Xbox One update

Microsoft’s first major Xbox One update is now rolling out to consoles worldwide. The update was supposed to be released earlier this week, but Microsoft pushed it back for unknown reasons. The February update provides a number improvements primarily focused on managing content and displaying the battery life of controllers on the home screen. It’s rolling out immediately, but that doesn’t mean every console will be able to install it straight away.

Microsoft’s spring update for the Xbox One is here! (Cue triumphant trumpets.) It’s a few days later than anticipated but, as they say, better late than never. The first major update for the console packs a host of improvements, including better Kinect voice recognition, improved all-round stability, and some key fixes to the dashboard — such as onscreen meters for the controller’s battery and free HDD space (check after the break for a complete list). You’ll also be able to plug a USB keyboard in, which should make web browsing and searching a whole lot less painful. The update is rolling out to customers during “off-peak” hours in their local time zones. Or as the ever eloquent Larry Hryb put it, “never fear you’ll see it sometime over the weekend.” If you’re taking advantage of Xbox’s Instant On feature, the console will check for an update next time you turn it off.

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