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Xbox One April Update is Available Now

Xbox One received some new updates as part of its April update that’s available now for users. This isn’t as big of an update as last month’s update, still, there are new improvements to party chat, game hub, achievement notifications and What’s On.

Xbox One April Update

Xbox One April Update

Here’s a list of all of the new features:

• 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.

If your Xbox One hasn’t updated automatically yet, which is the case if you enable power-saving mode, then fire up the console and go to Settings >  System > Update console and start the process.

For a more detailed look at the updates, check out the following video from Larry Hryb aka Major Nelson.

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