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Microsoft Releases First Xbox One System Update

By - Source: Major Nelson | B 12 comments

The first of many, apparently.

If you purchased the latest Xbox console last month, you'll be seeing the console's very first system update today. This is a required update and was made available by Microsoft at 5pm PT on Tuesday, December 10.

Microsoft's Larry Hryb wrote in his official blog that the update addresses SmartGlass issues as well as issues with players rejoining games in multiplayer and issues with inconsistent notifications. There's also fixes for dashboard problems, an update for the wireless networking driver, and improvements to Xbox One’s TV, system update, and content update services for scaling over time.

Hryb says the folks at Redmond have 'quite a few' updates planned for the next year based on community feedback. Those with Instant On will see the update download in the background and the update will be applied the next time they turn on their console. If you don't have Instant On activated, you'll have to download and apply the update manually. You can do this starting tomorrow, December 12, at 2am PT.

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    shine8210 , December 11, 2013 6:39 AM
    Microsoft the update company.
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    sunflier , December 11, 2013 6:48 AM
    Does anyone know if xBox One allows you to turn the console on via SmartGlass? As far as I know you cannot do this with xbox 360.
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    Zombaholic , December 11, 2013 7:15 AM
    thanks for letting us know JM :)  they have released a new version of smart glass for xbox one, and by the sounds you cannot turn it on just yet, but it looks like they will be adding it in future for you :) 

    check this out: its one of the QA's

    also not sure how many of you are aware of the new 4Chans troll.

    dont try to make you console backward compatible, it will brick it lmao.
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    dancovich , December 11, 2013 7:18 AM
    No you can't.
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    masterofevil22 , December 11, 2013 7:40 AM
    I LOVE Ryse
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    ubercake , December 11, 2013 7:55 AM
    They said they would be implementing updates throughout the life of this product.

    Nothing wrong with that. I'd be concerned if they weren't adding updates.

    Xbox 360s didn't start with access to Netflix and eventually added that and much more.

    I hope they add recording/list/play DVR functionality soon to the OneGuide.
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    danwat1234 , December 11, 2013 9:43 AM
    Ahhh, so you can't shut off updates like in Windows, and of course updates come in on patch Tuesday like Windows.
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    dancovich , December 11, 2013 10:12 AM
    danwat1234 You just need to update if you want to connect to Xbox Live. Would make no sense to allow you to connect without updating as some new features could need the latest firmware.
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    ubercake , December 11, 2013 12:07 PM
    Ahhh, so you can't shut off updates like in Windows, and of course updates come in on patch Tuesday like Windows.

    So? Gone are the days of the cartridge with Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis.

    High-powered PCs have updates (each piece of hardware practically has its own updates). My Sony TV has updates. My Android phone has updates. My last Blu-ray player had updates. Bluetooth system updates are pushed out to my car. Our iPads, iPhones and iPods constantly have updates through iTunes. iTunes constantly requires updates. Most of these devices won't work properly if the updates aren't performed by a certain date or I'm not given a choice at all to install them. My choice is to use them or not.

    What world do you live in where electronic devices don't have updates?
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    robochump , December 11, 2013 12:25 PM
    Its M$ so there will be updates for the updates...
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    JOSHSKORN , December 11, 2013 12:39 PM
    Here's an update Microsoft MUST take advantage of: Add 3rd party Headsets and allow keyboard/mouse control.
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    danwat1234 , December 12, 2013 1:38 PM
    Here's a list of things XBOX 1 and PS4 should do, thanks to boogie2988 (Francis) of Youtube

    @Dancovich, it's software not firmware :)  I agree software related to their online services may need to be updated, similar to online games needing to update to be compatible with the servers and stuff. But you can't choose other updates like what OS updates for the Xbox installs, etc. But maybe you can, I don't own a console. But doubt it.