Microsoft has released a brand new update for the Xbox One today. This update implements a number of important changes but more importantly, it has fixed the issue with playing 4K blu-rays on the Xbox One S and Xbox One X.
The download size of this new update is less than 500 MB and it should be live now worldwide. The full set of update notes can be seen below.
OS version: 10.0.16299.4037 (rs3_release_xbox_dev_1711.171110-1615)
Settings on your home console – including TV and OneGuide – are now saved automatically to the cloud when you sign in. When you set up a new Xbox, we’ll ask if you want to apply them.
Speed up setup
Now you can use the Xbox app on iOS or Android to finish setup on a new Xbox while it downloads the day one update. Look for the option when the update starts.
On top of games and friends, now you can add club blocks to Home. Add them from both the guide and the club itself.
Give the gift of games
Want to play Santa? Give a gift from the Microsoft Store, including most digital games, durable DLC, Xbox Live Gold, and Xbox Game Pass. Look for the “Buy as gift” button and send stuff to friends and family.
Now kids can ask their parents to buy games and apps for them with the “Ask a parent” online safety setting. Parents can manage their children’s privacy & online safety settings in Settings > Account > Family (or visit account.microsoft.com/family).
Screen time limits allow a child to ask for more time when they run out, but the parent had to complete the request on the console. Now, kids can request more time in email and you can approve (or deny) from there. To set up screen time for your family, visit account.microsoft.com/family.
Cortana Skills on Xbox let you do more with your voice, like controlling smart home devices, ordering a pizza, or buying tickets to your next concert. You can also ask Cortana to play music from Spotify, Pandora, or iHeartRadio.
Out of sight
We heard you! Now you can hide your games with no unlocked achievements from the personal and public view of your profile.
Both Xbox One S and Xbox One X feature 4K blu-ray although the black levels were reportedly messed up. Microsoft had acknowledged the issue for it and promised a fix, which seems to be implemented with this new firmware update.
Let us know if you have noticed any major change after installing this new system software update in the comments below.