In one field Microsoft’ Xbox One is clearly beating Sony’s PlayStation 4, adding new features to the console via firmware. Every month, Microsoft releases a brand new major firmware for Xbox One featuring exciting new features, whereas on the other side, Sony is pretty slow in this field for PlayStation 4.
Today, Microsoft’s Major Nelson via his personal blog shared details regarding what all new features are coming to Xbox One via November firmware, “new TV, personalization and smartglass” features.
“We’re bringing you new and exciting ways to watch TV and interact with the Xbox Live gaming community in this month’s Xbox One system update preview. Today, we will begin rolling out a ton of new features to some members of the Xbox One preview program.”
You can check out full breakdown of features in the video below.
- Show Who You Are – Some of the most requested features being released this month include the ability to customize your Xbox One background and showcase and share some of your favorite achievements and game clips.
- Custom Backgrounds – The #1 fan-requested feature is making its initial debut for preview members. For the first time, each account on your Xbox One can have a customized background. You can choose a custom color or achievement art as your background on Xbox One, with more customization options coming down the road.
- Gamer Profile – You can now share your location and bio as part of your profile. You can set these options on your Xbox One console and use Xbox One SmartGlass to browse to other people’s profiles and check out their showcase items. Additionally, you can now select a set of showcase items that are displayed when other gamers look at your profile on an Xbox One console. You can use Xbox One SmartGlass or Xbox One console to add or remove up to six game clips or achievements that will be displayed in a carousel format.
- Tweet about your Favorite Game Clips – You can now share your favorite Xbox One game clips with your followers on Twitter. Use the Share button on any game clip you have created and select Twitter to compose the Tweet.
- A New Way to Watch TV – With new Live TV and Twitter integration, you can discover new shows to love and see what people are saying on Twitter about shows in real-time.
Check out full list at Nelson’s Blog