May Just Got Better for Xbox Insiders

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Our Xbox Insiders have been critical in providing the next update for Xbox One, set to release this month! Thanks to their feedback, and Xbox engineering, we’re excited to present you with a lightweight update full of improvements to your daily Xbox lives.

The Guide is even easier to use

Team Xbox has been working hard to make the Xbox One Guide your go-to for everything you need to get to quickly and easily on your console. Last month, we unveiled new Guide tabs that allowed you to quickly jump into chat or adjust settings while playing your favorite games. Now we’re improving your ability to navigate Clubs and Friends!

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The People and Clubs tabs of the Guide have gotten improvements to consolidate those experiences. You can now find “Discover Clubs” within the Clubs tab, allowing users to find more suggestions for some great communities to join. The “Friend Suggestions” is now under “Find someone” in the Friends tab, making it even easier to find people you may know across Xbox Live!

These additions to the Simplified Guide experience may change overtime. Please continue to leave your feedback and let us know what you think.

Connecting you with the Xbox Community

Community Console

We want you to feel connected to what’s happening in your corner of Xbox Live and with the rest of the community! The updated Community page on Xbox One makes it clearer where your content is coming from and how to explore all that Xbox Live has to offer. This improved layout splits the page into four new channels:

  • Shared by friends
  • Official posts from games
  • Club activity
  • Popular on Xbox Live

Jump into the Community page from your Xbox One home dashboard and find out what awesome in-game content is being captured.

Improvements added to streams and libraries

We’ve already outlined some great experiences coming to the May update for Xbox One. These two features may seem more subtle, but their impact on your experience is huge!

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With the changes made to My games & apps, you are more in charge than you’ve ever been in managing your collection the way you want. To continue our efforts to make it easier to sort through and manage your ever-growing library, we’ve added additional features to the Filter option: Genre and Player Count. Trying this out with the Surprise Me! button will get you even more catered results when you’re looking for something different to play.

Your enthusiasm for Mixer drives us to improve the Mixer dashboard experience for streamers and viewers alike! In May, users will see one change on Xbox One that will vastly improve browsing streams.

Live thumbnails previewing a Mixer broadcast makes it so much easier to get a glimpse into the stream before jumping in. With this update, take a scroll through what’s happening on Mixer and find a new favorite streamer.

As a reminder, a subset of users may also see additional features that are not listed here. These features are only enabled for a portion of the Xbox Insider audience to gauge interest and collect feedback.

If you’d like to help create the future of Xbox and get access to early features, download the Xbox Insider Hub on your Xbox One or Windows 10 PC today. You may also visit the Xbox Insider Blog for the latest release notes or join the Xbox Insiders subreddit to submit feedback and join the discussion. We host a weekly refreshed thread (Xbox Requests) for all gaming ideas and feature requests.

Thank you to all Xbox Insiders who are actively helping to shape the Xbox experience. These 2005 updates are possible due to the valuable feedback we receive as part of the program!

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