Xbox One February system update: Enjoy game hubs, updates to controller, party chat and TV

I’m excited to say beginning today Xbox are rolling out the first system update of 2015.

This month, we’re improving the Xbox One controller, enhancing Party Chat and adding new TV features like trending to OneGuide, and bringing “trick play” and live streaming on Windows Phone and Android to Xbox Live members in Europe using the Digital TV Tuner. Additionally, you can discover new content from your favorite games and further personalize your dashboard, among other cool new features.

Check out the summary of new features we’re adding to Xbox One this month below and don’t forget to keep sharing your awesome ideas with us. For more details on the new features, read the official announcement at Xbox Wire.

Controller improvements – We’re excited to improve stability and speed on the Xbox One controller.

Game hubs – These are the go-to centers for interesting content, tips and tricks for your favorite titles. Every Xbox One game will have a game hub where you can see which friends are playing the game, compete with your friends in game leaderboards, dive into the coolest game clips and game broadcasts, and follow the game’s top broadcasters and clip creators.

Party chat updates – We made several changes to party chat in recent weeks, including chat connection status, improved connectivity between multiple participants with Strict or Moderate NATs, game and party invitations, and a number of other performance improvements.

Custom backgrounds and tile transparency – We’ve added tile transparency to the Home tiles to make your background images more visible.

TV updates – A number of updates to the live TV experience are available today and new features have been added to additional countries.

The passion and enthusiasm we’ve seen from the Xbox Live community in helping Xbox deliver the best gaming experience possible has been amazing and we can’t wait to see what other ideas are in store for us. Thanks so much for your feedback and stay tuned for more Xbox One system updates.

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