Windows 10 Xbox One App Updates & Preview Program Coming Soon
Major Nelson announced today that there are some updates coming to the Windows 10 Xbox One App, alone with announcing a Preview Program coming soon, original story can be seen HERE.
The list of updates coming for the September update are listed below:
Real-time Friends list presence. Your Friends list will automatically refresh with your friends’ on/offline status and the apps and games in which they’re currently engaged – including whether the game they’re playing can be joined via multiplayer or party.
Real-time Activity Feed updates. No need to hit refresh to see new Activity Feed items; keep the Xbox app open and your Activity Feed will let you know when there are new items to view, comment on, like, or re-share.
Game progress comparison. Feeling competitive? Discover how you stack up against your friends on specific game progress by visiting the Achievements section of your profile and selecting ‘Compare.’ You’ll enjoy a side-by-side comparison of your selected friends’ progress on games you’ve recently played, including game completion percentage, Gamerscore and Achievements earned.
Console text entry. We’re also bringing one of the most requested features from Xbox Feedback to the Xbox app on Windows 10 –the ability to use the Xbox app for text input on Xbox One. You will now be able to use the Xbox app and other inputs compatible with Windows devices – keyboards, touch keypads, and the like – to enter text in search boxes and more on Xbox One.
Majornelson then went on and announced the “Preview Program” for the Xbox One App.
We’ve embraced fan feedback for Xbox One updates via the Xbox One Preview Program, and similarly we’re excited to introduce theXbox Beta app, available later this month. The Xbox Beta app program gives fans an opportunity to provide early input on features and enhancements coming to the Xbox app on Windows 10, helping us shape the product based on fan feedback. To enroll later this month, visit the Windows Store to download and install the ‘Xbox Beta’ app.
What are your thoughts on this, will you be entering into the Xbox One Preview Program on the App? Looking forward to the continued support and updates coming?