April Xbox One update now available for all

The Xbox One April update is now rolling out to all users and with it come some useful fixes and improvements.

Xbox One users are used to monthly updates from Microsoft, many of which have brought a number of new features to the console. This month’s update is no different though it doesn’t bring any major changes to the platform.

Here are the additions that come with the April update:

• Party chat improvements – Additional icons and notifications within the party chat experience to help you understand your connection and microphone status. The party app will help you get your microphone enabled and show you when privacy settings or networking issues are blocking communication with particular party members.

• Game hub links – You’ll see activity feed items when any of your friends follow a game, and you’ll also be able to get back to a game’s hub from activity feed posts related to the game – including feed items about the game’s achievements, game clips and screenshots.

• Achievement notifications – With this update, you’ll also see the achievement’s description in the notification so you know what you did to earn this achievement without having to open the achievements app.

• What’s On – The What’s On area is now available for Xbox One users in the U.S., Canada, and the UK. In it, you’ll find links to popular videos, games, movies, TV shows, game broadcasts and clips, along with Trending TV shows if you have configured OneGuide for your Xbox One console.

On top of that voice messages and dedicated servers for party chat are still in preview mode, only available to Xbox Pre-viewers for now, but those additions may soon launch as well.

Source: Major Nelson

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