HomeWinBuzzer NewsMicrosoft Rolls out Xbox One Summer Update with Cortana

Microsoft Rolls out Xbox One Summer Update with Cortana

New features emphasize on improved gaming experience, device and stores convergence, social media enhancements and Cortana. Microsoft listened to gamers and implemented a number of their requests.


Starting with the US and UK, gamers can expect more voice commands with greater accuracy, natural language and text dictation. Xbox has adopted 's vision of making a digital assistant. Thanks to Cortana, gamers can find great new games, see what their friends are up to, start a party, accomplish common tasks, turn on using Kinect, and more.

According to a post by Mike Ybarra, the Xbox boss at Microsoft, here are the other highlights:

Xbox One

  • Background Music: The Pandora app, Groove Music, iHeartRadio apps will now let you listen to your favorite music in the background while gaming on Xbox One.
  • Language Region Independence: Location no longer decides language on Xbox One.
  • Xbox and Windows Store convergence: Microsoft has started to combine the best of the Xbox Store and Windows Store to give gamers a single cohesive experience across their devices. Gamers will be able to filter search results by genre, read reviews written by fellow gamers – including those voted “most helpful” by the Xbox Live community – easily recognize what titles are on sale with strikethrough pricing in lists, and more.
  • Friend Finder: Gamers can now log into their Facebook accounts from their Xbox One, making it easier to find more people to play games and have fun with.
  • Improved sharing on Xbox One: It's now easier to share screenshots, GameDVR clips, and achievements on Xbox One automatically and
  • Improved Game Collection to give gamers a wider range of choice.

Xbox app and Windows 10 PC gaming

  • Top Windows 10 PC games show up on Xbox Live: League of Legendsand XCOM 2 are are now available in their own Game Hubs on Xbox Live.
  • Windows Game Bar improved full-screen support: Xbox has now added support for six additional games in full-screen mode with Windows Game Bar: League of LegendsWorld of WarcraftDOTA 2Battlefield 4Counterstrike: Global Offensive, and Diablo III.
  • 60 fps game clip recording with the Game Bar, double the required rate for flawless recording.

Xbox app on mobile

  • Xbox app on iOS and : Announced and released during E3, the Xbox app is now available on iOS and Android.

Microsoft listened to gamers' requests for Background Music, Language-Region Independence and the ability to use the Windows Game Bar with more games running in full-screen. With the integration of the stores Microsoft clearly hopes to drive up sales. It will be interesting to know if gamers will purchase more from Windows stores as a result of the fulfilled requests, making a great case for Microsoft's return on investment in this update.

SourceXbox News

Recent News