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Xbox One September Update now rolling out, including new Media Player

A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft announced a range of new features on the way to the Xbox One in the coming months. Today - just ten days after releasing its August Update for the console - Microsoft is rolling out the September Update, including a couple of features that were on that list. 

The update includes: 

  • New Media Player app, allowing users to play media files from connected USB storage devices. This feature is being introduced in a limited capacity today - DLNA support for home media servers is "coming soon", and support for new file formats such as MPEG-2 TS, MKV and animated gifs will be "added by the end of the year."
  • Improved Party app, with more granular options, and more visibility for the activities that your friends are engaged in.
  • SmartGlass features - new comment and share features, as well as a personalized Activity Feed on your profile, and conversation view for messages. You can also record game clips directly from the 'Now Playing' bar, and a 'What's New' page has been added to draw attention to new features that are added to the SmartGlass app in future updates.
  • "Xbox On" voice command now supported in Australia, Italy, Spain and Mexico, as well as adding support for French in Canada. 
  • Boot to TV - The Xbox One can now boot directly to television when coming out of connected standby.
  • GameDVR - You can now delete multiple GameDVR clips at the same time in the Upload app.
  • Save your Avatar Gamerpic to your OneDrive.

Microsoft's Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb has said that the rollout is beginning today and will continue over the next few days. He added that if you don't want to wait for the prompt to appear on your console inviting you to update, you can go to System Settings > System Update to check for the update immediately. If the System Update button is not yet available, the Major says that "it will be soon". 

Source: Major Nelson

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