Several long-awaited features, including custom gamer pics, console co-streaming and more, have been added to Xbox One based on user feedback. These updates were first announced earlier this year in March and today Microsoft has finally released them to the public.
The update was first rolled out to select Xbox Insider members on Xbox and Windows 10 PC and a broader rollout was promised soon.
Microsoft has made good on its promise and added various features such as custom Gamerpics, Club profile pics, Club backgrounds, Co-streaming, Mixer tab in Clubs, controller-based sign-in, Arena updates and updates for Xbox app on iOS and Android.
“Fan feedback is an important part of how we’ve built Xbox over the years, and this month’s update, which we expect to roll out later today, is all about addressing feedback from the community,” Xbox stated.
5 New Features in Xbox One
Customisations: Users will now be able to upload a custom Gamerpic, Club profile pic and Club background from their console, Windows 10 PC, or mobile phone.
Mixer Streaming: Co-streaming has been enabled for Xbox One users, giving users the ability to broadcast a multiplayer game stream of four users at once in a multi-view experience on Mixer. Club members will be able to see if any other member is actively broadcasting on Mixer on the Club home page.
Controller Sign-in: Now Xbox One users can personalise their controller by linking it to their profile. Once linked, whenever you turn on that controller, Xbox will automatically sign you in with your profile.
Arena Updates: Users can now create Arena tournaments with Clubs directly from their consoles. In addition to this, the company has also made it easier to check out active matches in arena and stream via mixer if someone is broadcasting.
Xbox App Updates: Xbox app for Android and iOS gets updated with an updated Language/Location setting, the ability to share Looking-for-Group (LFG) request. In addition to that, Xbox Game Pass subscribers can browse the titles in their subscription via the app. The Android app also gets Messaging Chat Bubbles feature.
How to Invite or Join a Co-Stream on Xbox One?
Joining and inviting for a co-stream on Xbox One is now entirely possible with your controller. To invite other users to co-stream, simply go to their profile and select ‘Invite to co-stream’. Alternatively, you can also choose to invite your entire party.
To accept an invitation, hold the Xbox button when an invite notification pops up. Then pull up the broadcasting tab in the Guide while in-game and select ‘Co-stream your game’ to join the broadcast.
How to Sign in With the Xbox One Controller?
Choose a specific controller that you’ll like to link to and sign into your profile. Go to Settings, choose ‘Sign-in, security & passkey’ and then select ‘This controller signs in’. Next, choose ‘Link controller’ and from here on whenever you switch on the controller, you’ll be signed into your linked Xbox One profile.