Microsoft Announces February System Updates For Xbox One, Includes Battery Power Indicator, Storage Management And More

Microsoft today announced the upcoming February system updates for Xbox One which includes number of new features and improvements. You will have the ability to control your storage space, control install lineup and battery power indicator is now available again. Microsoft also revealed that they will be announcing more new features in the coming days. They also posted a teaser that they have a surprise in store.

February 11 system updates On February 11, the first update will be delivered to customers who sign into their Xbox One.  It features many new improvements – including lots of behind-the-scenes updates for developers building apps and games for Xbox One, several new features we believe Xbox fans will love, stability and product updates to improve the customer experience, and continuous improvements to the quality of Kinect voice so commands become more fluid and responsive over time.  While we won’t be going into all of the details of the product updates today, we will be sharing more information soon.  Some of the features you can expect to see on February 11 include:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • And, you will be able to use your USB keyboard with your Xbox One.

Microsoft also announced that there will be another system update for Xbox One that will be released in March. The March update will be released just in time for Titanfall release that will contain  many new features and improvements, most significantly to party and multiplayer systems.

Available on March 11, “Titanfall” is a team-based online multiplayer game that showcases the power of Xbox Live, and we will be shipping a new party and multiplayer system that will help make “Titanfall” the must-have game for this generation.

Read more at Xbox.

  • Eric Wrecher

    When can we browse movies from our home dlna servers? This is a big feature for me, how can X1 not support dlna? I thought the X1 was supposed to be good for tv and movies? I can’t even play a single movie on this thing currently. It’s a sad joke, not happy about this at all.

    • Wayne Sebbens

      While it currently lacks the ability to browse Digital Media Server devices, the Xbox One still supports the part of the DLNA spec for playback: you can right-click a video file on your computer, select Play To and the name of your Xbox (provided they’re on the same network of course). As far as we know, the Digital Media Player ability of DLNA is still coming to the Xbox One, it’s just a matter of being patient.

  • Nham Thien Duong

    The ability to manage storage space should’ve been included from the start, but thank the Gods that it at-least came so early. :-)