Microsoft begins rolling out the Xbox One’s October update

Microsoft has started rolling out the newest update for the Xbox One today. This October update focuses on stuff like new Snap and Friends functions, as well as bringing in improvements for TV and media consumption. There’s a lot in the update, and it might not seem super flashy or important at first glance; but, it actually is. The biggest set of feature tweaks comes from Microsoft making it easier to navigate the console’s features without a Kinect enabled. That’s the first bit in the video above.

Xbox One October system update is now rolling out to all consoles, introducing new features to Snap Center, Achievements, Friends, TV functions and more. New controls for the Snap feature allows for smoother navigation when using the function. Double tapping the Xbox button on the controller provides easy access to the Friends list, game DVR, clock, achievements, messages and battery. This function brings up a menu to open a new app in snap mode, close the current snapped app or toggle between a game and the app. In addition, hitting double tap and the X button while in an active game will record the last 30 seconds of gameplay.

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