Photo: Business Insider

Xbox One Update Adds Custom Gamer Pics, Co-streaming and More

Rami Tabari
By - Staff Writer
Jul 13, 2017 10:24pm AST
xbox one
Photo: Business Insider

Xbox One’s half gigabyte update launched today with new features for profile customization and accessibility for the Xbox community.

Custom Gamer Pics

Microsoft finally rolled out an Xbox One update allowing players to upload any gamer picture they want. By any, they mean anything that adheres to Xbox Live’s Code of Conduct, so be reasonable about what you upload.

This also includes pictures for Clubs and backgrounds that can be uploaded through your console, Windows PC or smartphone with the Xbox app.

Mixer Co-streaming

You will now be able to stream with up to three of your friends, four total, through the Mixer app. Inviting your friends to co-stream is as easy as sending them a party invite and it’s even in the same tab.

Co-streaming will create a multi-view perspective for your audience. Along with that, Club members will find it easier to discover streams through the new ‘Mixer’ tab.

Linked Controller Sign-in

No more fumbling around the controller or restarting the Xbox One because it’s confused about who you are. The Xbox One will now allow you to link your profile to a specific controller so when that controller turns on, you’re all set.

While logged into your profile with the controller you’d like to link:

Go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Sign-in, security & passkey’ > ‘This controller signs in’ > ‘Link controller’ and it’s that simple.

Arena Tournament Update

The Tournaments tab in the Xbox Game Hub will now be added to Clubs as well. This update also allows easier access to see who’s winning/losing and who’s streaming. With a simple click of a button you can either search to join a tournament or simply watch.

Xbox iOS/Android App Update

With this, you’ll be able to share Looking-for-Group requests through your phone. Along with that, you can finally search the Xbox Store and the Xbox Game Pass all through the Xbox app.

The app now has an option to change your region to match the Store’s currency to where you are. Also, Androids get an exclusive chat bubble update, it works similar to Messenger’s chat system.

If your console hasn’t updated itself yet, be sure to check ‘Updates’ in the ‘Settings’ tab. For more details, check out Major Nelson’s blog.

Have your say

Comments are closed.

Stay in check with our daily burst of news stories delivered to your inbox.

Read more

Up to 40,000 OnePlus customers have their credit card details exposed in data breach

Privacy/Security - If you’ve recently purchased something via the OnePlus website, you may need to regularly check your credit card statement as…

By - Jan 19, 2018 5:04pm AST

The 9 best vlogging cameras for 2018

Entertainment - Even with the YouTube apocalypse, vlogging is still a huge deal. Last year we talked about some of the top…

By - Jan 19, 2018 1:42am AST

YouTube and Facebook pull Tide Pod Challenge videos because people are stupid

Social Media - It’s a new year and people are already doing dumb things for their 15 minutes of internet fame. Both Facebook…

By - Jan 18, 2018 11:10pm AST

Apple will soon allow you to disable battery management software on older iPhones

Mobile - After a wave of mounting criticism, lawsuits, and PR statements, Tim Cook has announced that users will now have the…

By - Jan 18, 2018 3:21am AST

7 things the media gets wrong about air travel and aviation

Travel - When there is ‘trouble’ in the sky, there tends to be ‘trouble’ with the reporting as well. Many news agencies,…

By - Jan 18, 2018 1:47am AST

Apple issues iOS 11.2.2 to address Spectre vulnerability

Mobile - In the wake of the industry-wide Spectre and Meltdown chip flaws, Apple has issued a security update for iOS 11…

By - Jan 8, 2018 2:55pm AST

Social media “Fear Of Missing Out” detrimental to our mental well-being

Science/Space - Human beings generally see themselves in the best light possible compared to others. This psychological phenomenon is called illusory superiority….

By - Jan 2, 2018 11:50pm AST

Passengers on Hawaiian Airlines flight celebrate New Year’s Day twice due to delay

Travel - Passengers on board a Hawaiian Airlines flight from Auckland, New Zealand to Honolulu, Hawaii were able to celebrate New Year’s…

By - Jan 1, 2018 11:13pm AST

LG shows off world’s first 88-inch 8K OLED display for CES 2018

Technology - LG is stepping up the display game with the unveiling of a world first 88-inch, 8K OLED display. When compared…

By - Jan 1, 2018 10:33pm AST

How to fix Samsung Galaxy Note 8 charging issues

Technology - Some Samsung Galaxy Note 8 customers have run into a peculiar situation where their phones refuse to charge after being…

By - Jan 1, 2018 12:31am AST