Microsoft's Xbox One gets first post-launch software update today

It's been about two and a half weeks since the Xbox One launched in 13 markets, along with its "Day One" software update. Today, Microsoft will release the first post-launch software update for their new game console.

In a post on the Major Nelson page, Microsoft's director of Xbox Live programming Larry Hryb lists what will be included in this Xbox One software patch:

  • Addresses SmartGlass issues for some users when coming in and out of connected standby
  • Addresses multiplayer issues for some users when re-joining games
  • Addresses issues with inconsistent notifications for some users
  • Addresses dashboard performance for some users
  • Offers improvements for Xbox One’s TV, system update, and content update services for scaling over time
  • Updated wireless networking driver to improve connectivity issues for some users

Hryb adds that the Xbox One will receive a number of updates in 2014 based on owner feedback and more information about them will be released in the future.

If you have set up your Xbox One to the "Instant On" setting, the update will automatically be detected and downloaded later today at 8 pm Eastern Time (5 pm Pacific), according to Hryb. The console will power down completely after the update has been downloaded and must be manually turned back on so that the patch can be applied. After that, the console will reboot and take you back to your home screen.

If the Xbox One does not have the "Instant On" setting, owners will be required to download the update after Thursday at 7 pm Eastern time.

Source: Major Nelson | Image via Microsoft

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Did anybody else come home today, forgetting about the update and yelling at their Xbox to turn on... and then after 4 yells, realizing the update ran and you have to power it on manually... haha...

The only issue I have with my XbOne is there seems to be a very slight latency delay when playing GTA 5 on my 360 through the HDMI in, my brain hand-eye coordination telling me something doesn't feel right, I notice it when steering a car. If I open the 360 dashboard message composer while GTA5 is running it lags even more noticeably when writing a message, because of the overlay.

Not sure if it's software related but it might be the TV app. Hope this fixes it, because plugging the 360 directly to the TV seemed to get rid of the nagging feeling and it felt OK, but I have to unplug the One as we don't have spare HDMI socket.

You are correct. They said there would be some latency on the HDMI passthrough as it was designed for watching TV and not video game systems. You can get HDMI port switchers although I've never used one. I use a Denon AVR-E300 which switches 5 HDMI ports to the one output.

Thanks for that, Spicoli, I guess I must have missed that memo.... It is still playable though so until I get a switcher I can live with it

I think I actually managed to fix it. Reducing the HDMI output on the 360 to 720p has eliminated the latency, so anyone else might wanna give it a try. Note: This is AFTER the console's first update has been applied

Interesting that it's using an older kernel then. Win 8 is 6.2, but Win 8.1 is 6.3. And the XB1 runs on Windows so it's using a older kernel from 8.

NoClipMode said,
Interesting that it's using an older kernel then. Win 8 is 6.2, but Win 8.1 is 6.3. And the XB1 runs on Windows so it's using a older kernel from 8.

Yep!

Thinking about turning off that "Instant On" setting, and waiting to hear some feedback.

I'm not suffering from any of the issues mentioned, so...

Did they address that you have to be really close to make "xbox on" work? Actually I've kind of got away from using it to control power of my other devices because I can't figure out how to do it with both my harmony remote and the xbox. Both want to keep track of what's on and they step on each other.

Spicoli said,
harmony remote and the xbox.
How much functionality do you get from the harmony?
I have basic on and off with the harmony 880.
They don't interfere with each other.

I duplicated the activity with the Xbox power setting as already on.
I use that one more these days.

Spicoli said,
Did they address that you have to be really close to make "xbox on" work? Actually I've kind of got away from using it to control power of my other devices because I can't figure out how to do it with both my harmony remote and the xbox. Both want to keep track of what's on and they step on each other.

Don't know, but Harmony support is coming at some point, so that should be great

D. FiB3R said,

Don't know, but Harmony support is coming at some point, so that should be great

but how does harmony support xbox360/xbox one via "wireless" or via IR?

thanks

I can pretty much do anything the controller will do with the harmony remote. The problem is the power up sequence. Both the remote and the Xbox want to power my TV and receiver so one will turn it on the other will turn it right back off. The harmony doesn't have an option to not power control the devices, so I have to disable the Xbox side. It all works over IR.

So today my Xbox One got a software update, my Surface Pro 2 got a firmware update, and my Lumia 1020 got two Windows Phone 8 updates. Go Microsoft! Have they been paying their coders overtime or something?

sjgore said,
So today my Xbox One got a software update, my Surface Pro 2 got a firmware update, and my Lumia 1020 got two Windows Phone 8 updates. Go Microsoft! Have they been paying their coders overtime or something?

i know, its weird. They seem to have themselves a train going. Usually they are like a uh, elephant.

Me too, Forza 5 is absolutely fantastic and worth it alone. This news is a middle finger to $ony fanbois who said Microsoft wouldn't improve The One. At least Microsoft ADD features, and not take them away, ahem, FAT PS3