August Update for Xbox One rolls out

The August update for Xbox One has now begun rolling out to users. It brings some important improvements to the Xbox ecosystem and we’re sure many folks are excited.

The August update was announced last month, and has been around in preview form for a couple of weeks now. But today it started going out to everyone, so users can update their consoles right now.

The new version of the Xbox OS brings improvements to the Activity feed, allows users to buy games and media on the go through Mobile purchases and expands the availability of OneGuide to new countries. You can check out the full list of changes here.

Microsoft has been hammering away and they’ve kept true to their monthly update schedule for the Xbox One. There's a long list of features that will be coming to the console in the next few months. Users will no doubt be happy about the new features that the company is adding . At the same time this also shows what Microsoft can do when it’s firing on all cylinders, and that’s encouraging for their ecosystem as a whole. 

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jafoman said,
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I had this problem too using the Motorola VIP1216 using the Mediaroom software.

That was, until I matched audio settings between STB and Xbox ONE (surround sound I believe).

This one is the smaller update of the two when compared to the September update (1409) which makes me think 1410 will be on the smaller side again, probably 5-6 things at best.

November would be a good time, one year later, for another massive update which could be the plan I bet.

George P said,
This one is the smaller update of the two when compared to the September update (1409) which makes me think 1410 will be on the smaller side again, probably 5-6 things at best.

November would be a good time, one year later, for another massive update which could be the plan I bet.

Think it was 328 MB including an update for Kinect. I like the new discrete on / off control options for the start-up / shutdown configuration. That is much better than a simple power toggle for all of your AV equipment. From what I could see, there were a bunch of little feature / option changes with many other major updates.

fiftytwoeighty said,

Think it was 328 MB including an update for Kinect. I like the new discrete on / off control options for the start-up / shutdown configuration. That is much better than a simple power toggle for all of your AV equipment. From what I could see, there were a bunch of little feature / option changes with many other major updates.

Yeah, I don't have any number but I'm willing to bet the September, 1409 update is going to at least be double that size with the long list of things that's adding.

I think a lot of people predicted a boring generation, there's many threads across the internet with people saying just that, but personally i think the technology and infrastructure has come on in leaps and bounds and will allow both Sony and MS to push out ever increasing features, tweaks and some useless stuff as well, pushing this gen for all it's worth.

I've not yet picked up a PS4, it just seems wasteful at the moment to have both a PS4 and an XB1, but with MS's speed at delivering updates and features, and Sony having some pretty decent updates on the table, it's a pretty good time to be a console or PC gamer.

-adrian- said,
Well just a shame they cant update the Hardware OTA :)

I've witnessed first hand what the current and upcoming Xbox One games look like, and I can assure sure the games look fantastic. I believe we're pretty safe when it comes to hardware ;-)

-adrian- said,
It is not a Xbox one probleme more like a "current Gen" probleme

Can you describe the problem? I could see the validity of the argument if they were selling for $799 retail but at $399, they are both a great value for the performance. I bought the Xbox One as a cheap HTPC / AV control center but I will concede that Forza 5 has sucked me in for many more hours than I care to admit to.

I spent that much for a discrete DVD player back in the day and I considered that to be a pretty good deal. The audio fidelity on the Xbox One is probably as good or better than that was and the video capabilities aren't even comparable. Ten years ago, I spent around $1000 to build a halfway decent HTPC with far less capability than the Xbox One. And that was running a balls to the wall Radeon 9800 Pro. I guess it is all a matter of perspective.

Edited by fiftytwoeighty, Aug 18 2014, 3:30pm :

The new Friends tab on dashboard is in extended preview mode. I'm in the Preview program and still doesn't get access to it even when now I got the September beta updates.

DeltaXray said,
Sony take note! this is how you support your product post-release.

Although Sony aren't quite as hyped up as MS, their updates are still a great improvement on the last gens update schedules. With this level of competition and both companies firing on both cylinders like they are, i'm expecting great things from this generation.

As if Sony didn't release updates to the PS-platform....
Yeah... it is really a BIG update... short summary of the "superb" features :
- activity feed,
- online purchases,
- OneGuide expanded to new countries...
- 3D BluRay (Sony has it now too)

...that's....just... WOW ! breathtaking.
/sarcasm off

PrEzi said,
As if Sony didn't release updates to the PS-platform....
Yeah... it is really a BIG update... short summary of the "superb" features :
- activity feed,
- online purchases,
- OneGuide expanded to new countries...
- 3D BluRay (Sony has it now too)

...that's....just... WOW ! breathtaking.
/sarcasm off

Yep,because both the comments above you said it was a breathtaking update didn't they? No, no they didn't.

Stop being all butt hurt. As i mentioned in my comment BOTH companies updates and releases are a vast improvement on the last gen. No where did any one say Sony wasn't releasing updates. Only that MS was releasing larger more frequent updates with good features, a fact that even the highest, head in the clouds, Sony fan boy, can see that.

So quell the bitterness and realise that a lot of us want both companies to succeed as if it wasn't for competition, neither system would have any hope of being half as good as it is now, let alone in the future.