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Microsoft Schedules Xbox One System Update, Promises OS Fixes

by Brandon Russell | December 10, 2013December 10, 2013 3:30 pm PST

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At around 8 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, Microsoft will begin rolling out a scheduled system update for the Xbox One. According to Microsoft’s Major Nelson, the update will address a number of improvements, such as better SmartGlass functionality, and fixes to multiplayer and notification issues.

If your Xbox One’s “Instant On” feature is turned on, the console should automatically download the update, which will then be installed the next time you turn the One off and back on. If Instant On has been switched off, Microsoft said you can expect the update to automatically download after Thursday, Dec. 12 at 4:00 p.m. Pacific.

Major Nelson said more updates are planned for next year as Microsoft continues to wade through community feedback. Many Xbox One owners have complained about the console’s performance and its interface issues, and hopefully today’s update will fix many of those problems. More details on upcoming updates will be shared in the future, Major Nelson said. Below are all the promised fixes.

  • 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
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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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