Latest Xbox One firmware update brings “significant performance and stability improvements”

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After a week-long absence, the announced February firmware update for Xbox One finally made its way into the world over the weekend to bring with it some core console functionality including the ability to use a USB keyboard, check the battery life of your controller, and manage your storage space.

That’s not all that was included in the update, though, because Xbox frontman Major Nelson has let us know of a few other tweaks and additions available to Xbox One users after applying the hardware patch – here’s the list:

Storage Management

“The ability to see and manage your storage space. With this update, you will find it easy to find how much space your content takes up and better manage your content. You can also control your install lineup and more easily manage your download queue. We’ve separated My Games and My Apps into separate lists, so you can easily create separate queues for both. Now you can pick the order in which you want your content to load and we’ve added a boot progress indicator so you can better track updates while they load.”

Battery Power Indicator

“The battery power indicator is back! You can see it right on the home screen, so you can easily track how much battery life is left on your controller.”

USB Keyboard Support

The ability to use your USB keyboard with your Xbox One.


- Ability to delete game and application save data
- Improved installation and DLC management
- Improved UI for accessing friends, achievements, messages, and party chat
- Game DVR app to be included in the Xbox OneGuide as an app channel
- Update to the boot progress indicators for system update
- Improve consistency of UX for update & install progress
- Separate game, application, and install queue lists
- Addition of USB keyboard support
- Improved NAT detection
- Network Troubleshooter improvements
- Blu-ray quality improvements
- Significant performance and stability improvements

In addition, Nelson says that future firmware updates will be much easier to download and install, and if you’re using the low power ‘Instant On’ functionality of the console the system will automatically check for updates and grab them during “off-peak hours in your local time” should the Xbox One be in a powered down state.

Source: Major Nelson’s Blog

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