Microsoft Showcases Xbox One A Complete Gaming And Entertainment System

Microsoft wants to make its Xbox your complete gaming and entertainment system. 

Microsoft just announced the Xbox One preview program that has upgraded some of the Xbox owners to Windows 10 operating system. The program brings new user experience to the gamers within the umbrella of Windows 10 operating system. The program detailed were announced via Xbox Wire by Major Nelson.
 

From the announcement, here are some of the key features:

A redesigned Home to help you truly jump in.

Quickly jump to Pins and My Games and Apps.

A new guide for fast access to essentials. 

  • Friends and Parties – See which of your friends are online, join their parties, or click a button to instantly start a party and then add friends to it.
  • Notifications – Instead of having to go back to Home to launch the Notifications Center full screen, new notifications will show up directly in the Guide and be grouped to make them quicker and easier to navigate.
  • Messages – Just like notifications, multiple messages from a given friend will be both quickly accessible from the guide and neatly grouped.
  • Settings – Frequently-accessed settings like headset volume will be up-leveled in the settings section of the guide to make them quicker to get to in the guide while you are playing a game.
  • Snap – You now access your snap apps from the guide. In addition, apps snap to the left instead of the right. 

OneGuide is your single destination for TV, movies, and video apps. Anchored to the right of Home, OneGuide is the place to quickly and easily see what’s trending on live TV and what’s new to stream across your favorite apps. With the new OneGuide, you’ll spend less time browsing and more time watching. 

  • Live TV
  • Movies and TV shows
  • App channels 

A new, easier to navigate Store. To the right of OneGuide, the new and improved Store features: 

  • Four easy to access areas
  • New vertical gallery view. 

With the New Xbox One Experience, we’re optimizing our design and layouts for speed, which means changes to the existing UI and features. Inspired by fan feedback and usage data, we’ve made your experience more intuitive by reducing button-presses, jumps and load times. A few examples of how we’re doing this are: 

  • Game Hubs
  • Game DVR
  • Achievements