Microsoft shared the full details of its upcoming Xbox One update in a blog post published last week, revealing a fair amount of new features coming as early as next week. Among them are 3D Blu-ray, activity feed updates, mobile purchases, low battery notification, disabling notifications during video, expanded Friends area on Home, OneGuide in more countries, and last seen time in Friends list.
The activity feed interface is being changed and will now consist of a single column scrolling list that is longer and includes more content. You'll be able to post text to your feed, “like” and comment on feed items, and share game clips and anything else in the feed with friends either publicly or privately. You’ll also receive notifications when anyone likes, comments on, or shares your items.
You'll also see what specific friends have been up to, what they've shared to their activity feed, how long it’s been since a friend has been online and more.
The Home area will now contain an expanded section for friends that shows their current activity, the top trending games they’re playing, and a leader board based on everyone’s Gamerscore. Microsoft says that the feature isn't ready for the entire Xbox One market, so you might not get it as soon as everyone else.
Also new is the ability to play 3D Blu-ray, something that's still not available in Sony's PlayStation 4 but is in the previous-generation PS3.
One of the other major features included in the update is the ability to remotely purchase software from a mobile device (using Xbox SmartGlass or directly on Xbox.com) and have it automatically start downloading on the Xbox One.
In addition, the update will also add a pop up notification to notify low battery as well as the ability to turn off notifications during video. Also, the OneGuide is coming to Brazil, Mexico, Austria, and Ireland.
The update will roll out to all Xbox One consoles next month and beyond, but early access users can expect to get this as early as next week.