Microsoft Begins Xbox One February Update Roll-out, Includes Battery Power Indicator, USB Keyboard Support And More

Microsoft today announced that they are starting the roll-out of February system update for Xbox One customers. As you already know, this update includes several new improvements such as the ability to see and manage your storage space, ability to use your USB keyboard,  and more.

For the vast majority of Xbox One owners who use “Instant On” (the low power state that allows you to instantly power up your console by saying “Xbox On”), the console automatically checks for updates when customers turn it off. This means now that we’ve made the February update available, the next time you turn your console off it will take the update during off-peak hours in your local time. All that to say, never fear you’ll see it sometime over the weekend.

As a reminder, here are some of the features you’ll see in this update:

  • 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.

Source: Major Nelson

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  • Nham Thien Duong

    This reminds me of the 1980′s when Atari claimed ”Nintendo has a Robot, but Atari comes with a keyboard”, Xbox comes with both :-P (if you’ll cound the Kinect as a ”robot”).

  • tropolite

    My update’s installing now (Australia). I kinda wish WindowsPhone didn’t have to be dictated upon by SP’s as to when the ‘rollout’ is to come.

  • WindowsSeat

    The battery power indicator was excited horribly. From the home screen you must press your xbox button to get it to appear, that’s no big deal except it does not work if you are running any game/app. Try again MS.