Xbox updating libraries
Members of the Xbox Insider scheme will be the first people to test the service out, although they'll only have access to a limited number of games."Before the program rolls out to the broader community later this spring, we’ll be testing Xbox Game Pass with select members of the Xbox Insider Program in the Alpha Preview ring, starting today with a very limited number of titles."The titles that are available in Preview are just a small glimpse at the expansive catalog of games that will be available when Xbox Game Pass launches late spring."Xbox Live Gold members will also be receiving exclusive access to Xbox Game Pass prior to the program launching to the broader community.
Kodi can make your massive media collection easy to browse and play, but adding new media is a bit of a chore. Here they are, listed in terms of how easy they are to set up: None of these methods are particularly complicated, but the two add-ons are going to require a bit more effort, with Watchdog being the most work.
The team is continuing to refine and evolve the feature so we can gather the feedback we need while it’s in preview to make sure it’s a great experience when it rolls out broadly.
The team is also still working hard to ship several other features to the broader community, including the ability to select the audio input and output sources for Party chat on the Xbox app for Windows 10, Kinect auto-zoom for Beam and Twitch broadcasts, and Captive Portal support for wireless internet on your Xbox One.
We will keep you posted as more games arrive on the service.
Today, we’re starting to roll out several feature updates inspired by your feedback to the broader community.
By default, you need to manually tell the program to re-scan your folders every time you add something, which is annoying if you add new media regularly. In exchange for more complication, each option gives more flexibility than the last, so it’s worth going over all three.
This marks the first time the company has implemented cross-platform purchases in this manner. Meanwhile, Microsoft announced a new Xbox 360 preview program, similar to the ongoing Xbox One dashboard beta.
In addition to adding exciting new features, the team has been hard at work continuing to update existing features based on what we hear from you at Xbox Feedback.
Before jumping into a summary of what’s starting to roll out today, we wanted to share that we’re still preparing to release tournaments on Xbox One, created by ESL and powered by Arena on Xbox Live to select Xbox Insiders soon.
The new option, nestled within the Xbox 360's Games with Gold section, allows users to build up a library of Xbox One games even if they don't yet have the machine.
Gold subscribers could already "purchase" free games for Xbox One via the web, but this is the first time Microsoft has enabled the option directly via console.