Xbox One March update is out for preview members. These updates are based on the feedback that Microsoft received from its users.
Director of Programming Xbox, Major Nelson "Larry" Hryb, on his blog, revealed details of the features that will be a part of the Xbox One March update.
One of the most highlighted parts of the March update is the ability to buy Xbox 360 Backward Compatible game on Xbox One. Major Nelson noted that one of the top requests by fans was this feature. He said that fans have spent over 30 million hours playing Xbox 360 Backward Compatible games on Xbox One. Following the purchase, the game will automatically get downloaded to the console.
Users also voted in favour of the ability to broadcast Party Chat when using the Twitch app. Those broadcasting it can invite other people and the party leader can mute a chat audio of a party member.
Users will be able to select the option of having the party chat audio on headset, speakers or both. (Settings > Display and Sounds > Volume)
Users can customise the length of the Game DVR recordings from the current 30-second duration to up to 5 minutes. (Settings > Preferences > Game DVR and Steaming)
Microsoft provides easier access to track the Achievements of users by including them in Xbox One guide.
New improvements also mean that users can access video playback directly from Xbox One Activity Feed. The video can be played in its entirety.
The Xbox app (beta) too has several new features as part of the March update for Xbox One. They include:
Party chat expanded to allow 16-person parties from the current 12-person. The Xbox 360 Achievement will be automatically posted to the console and Windows 10 PC Activity Feeds.
Community managers will able to post web and YouTube hyperlinks in Game Hubs, allowing interactions to take place.
Users can now compare their Avatars with that of their friends. The March update also brings changes to the reputation rating interface; this Xbox said was done to "draw attention only to players who have been rated 'needs work' or 'avoid me.'"