Xbox announced that the spring update for Xbox One, is arriving to the Xbox Insiders Alpha Ring today. So they are giving all Xbox owners a sneak peak at what to expect when this update goes live for everyone.
Support for 1440p
Xbox One X and Xbox One S can now support 1440p output for games and media. This is the popular choice for PC users, as this resolution fills pixel gaps bringing it from Full HD to 4K display.
Mixer streamers on Xbox One can now share their controller with a Mixer viewer who is watching through Mixer.com. This is an optional change, of course. Streamers can share their entire controller (excluding the Xbox button) while playing any Xbox game, and the viewer can take control via on-screen gamepad or by plugging a controller into their PC.
Share controller isn’t the only new feature for Mixer. Broadcasts no longer stop when you switch games. Instead it will pause or exit to the dashboard while switching. Viewers will see a pause screen before you jump back in. You will see an overlay letting you know your stream has been paused. You can also start your Mixer broadcast from anywhere on Xbox One.
Now the browser on Xbox One has been updated to look more modern, but still feel familiar. The browsing experience has been made easier to navigate with a controller. Improvements to the Favorites and History make it simpler to return to your favorite sites. Microsoft Edge now allows you to download and upload pictures, music and videos from the console. Download content can be browsed with the File Explorer app. Other new features to note are tab muting, read aloud and autofill.
There is now an option to to selectively balance game audio against background music within the Guide. System sounds on Home and in the Guide have been revamped to support spatial audio.
Invite Filtering Tools for Club Owners
Club administrators can now filter invitations based on various criteria, including reputation, Gamerscore, and recommendations from existing club members. For example, looking for hardcore PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds players? Set a filter to only show invitees with over 200 hours of playtime. Club administrator filters will remain the same until they are changed. Club invitees will now appear in a vertical list, with details such as their Gamertag, Gamerpic, Gamerscore, a line noting if the new invitees were recommended by an existing club member, and a reputation indicator.
Soon, you’ll be able to sort through your club feeds showing you “what’s hot” and “top posts.” Also, you’ll be able to disable comments on your feed posts across clubs, Game Hubs, and Community. Finally, you can clean up your feeds by hiding posts for broadcasts once they’ve ended.
Accessing tournaments directly from Game Hubs so you don’t have to be a member of a club to start or join a tournament.