The Xbox One has been given a new user interface. According to Microsoft, the new onion must feel smoother and favorite items must be accessible with fewer actions. The interface has been in the test phase for about half a year.
The tabs on the Xbox One home screen are gone. With large strokes horizontal scrolling is therefore no longer possible. Instead, there are now rows to be found in the home screen, similar to how Android TV works. These start with a row of the most used parts of the Xbox One, followed by rows for ‘pins’, Mixer, the Store, Community and games. Manually selected favorite items can be placed under pins.
Furthermore, there is now support for animated gif images in conversations with friends on the console itself. This was already there within the Xbox app for iOS, Android and Windows 10. Furthermore, there is the possibility to move the small pop-ups for notifications to another part of the screen. Finally, it must be clearer within the libraries for apps & games whether it is a trial version, a demo or a full version.
The update has version number 10.0.18363.9135 and is now made available to all users. The update comes to the Xbox One, One S and One X. Windows Central made a short video earlier this month in which it demonstrated the beta of the update.