Xbox One update with new Media Player app, new SmartGlass features and more now rolling out

New features and updates for Xbox One, including new ways to bring your personal media to your Xbox, updates to the party system, more ways to interact with your Xbox, and new social features for Xbox SmartGlass, are now rolling out to all Xbox One users.

Using the new Media Player app, you’ll be able to play media files from an attached USB device. DLNA support for your home media servers is coming soon, writes Major Nelson in blog posts. “Xbox One will support more formats than Xbox 360, including support for dozens of new file formats like Mpeg 2 TS, animated gifs and MKV, which will be added by the end of the year.”

The new party leader setting lets you change whether the party requires invitations, and you can remove others from the party. The updated app also lets you see what activities everyone in your party is doing and who is playing in the same game with you, in addition to enabling you to quickly perform common actions like muting, joining or sending game invites.

SmartGlass’ new features let you post status messages from the Activity Feed and comments, or share items from both your Activity Feed and Game Clips. Along with the new comment and share features, a personalized Activity Feed has been added to your profile, and messages have been updated to a new layout supporting a full conversation view.

There’s much more. To learn about all the new features in this update, head over to Xbox Wire and to Major Nelson’s blog.

Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff