By using this site you agree to the use of cookies for analytics, personalized content and ads.

Xbox One operating system versions and system updates

The list below shows you the current Xbox One operating system version number and what features were added or updated based in the current system update.

To find your Xbox One console’s operating system version:

  1. Press the Xbox button to return to Home.
  2. Press the Menu button and select Settings (or select Settings on the Home screen).
  3. Select System.
  4. Select Console info.
  5. Your operating system version is the third row down.

Note If you’re in the middle of a system update and need to find your operating system version on your console, pull both triggers and both bumpers on the controller. The operating system version is listed as Build and is the second line down.

Operating system version Release date Feature Summary
6.2.11507.0 (xb_rel_1409.140826-2037) fre 28/08/2014 New or updated features

Parties

  • The Party App has been re-organized!
  • See what activities everyone in your party is doing and tell more clearly who is playing in the same game with you.
  • Quickly perform common actions like muting, joining or sending game invites.
  • Parties now have a Party Leader. This person can change whether the party requires invitations and can remove others from the party.

Media Player

  • A new app will enable users to play media files from either an attached USB device
  • Xbox One will support more formats than Xbox 360, including support for dozens of new file formats.

Boot to TV

  • Set your console to boot directly to television when coming out of connected standby.

SmartGlass updates

  • Post status messages from the Activity Feed as well as add comments and share items from both your Activity Feed and from Game Clips.
  • A personalised Activity Feed has been added to your profile.
  • Messages have been updated to a new layout supporting a full conversation view.
  • Ability to record game clips directly from the Now Playing bar.
  • A new What’s New page will highlight the features of each release.

“Xbox On” in new markets

  • Adding support for additional markets to use the “Xbox On” Kinect voice command to power on their consoles. New countries include:
    • Australia
    • Canada (French)
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Mexico

GameDVR deletes

  • Users will be able to choose multiple GameDVR clips to delete from within the Upload app.

Save your Avatar Gamerpic

  • Save Avatar GamerPics to your OneDrive.

Settings Updates

  • A new option within the Settings menu called Devices & accessories will help Xbox One owners manage their controllers and accessories.
  • Instant Sign-In is now available from within the Sign-in, security & passkey area.

Bandwidth Usage Display

  • Bandwidth Usage will show customers how much bandwidth their Xbox One is consuming over a period of time.
  • This is useful for customers who want to track against bandwidth caps set by ISPs in certain markets.
  • This new feature located in Network Settings under the Troubleshooting column.

Country Expansion

  • Critical updates that are required to enable the launch of Xbox One to 29 new countries.
Additional Details Xbox Wire
6.2.11393.0 (xb_rel_1408.140808-1753) fre 17/08/2014 New or updated features

Update to the Activity Feed

  • The interface will change to a single column scrolling list that is longer and includes more content.
  • The ability to post messages to your feed, and to “like” and comment on feed items.
  • You can share game clips and anything else in the feed with friends either publically (to your activity feed) or privately (as an attachment to a message).
  • You'll be notified when anyone likes, comments on or shares your items.
  • Each user will get a personal feed on their profile, so you can see what specific friends have posted to their activity feeds.
  • With SmartGlass, you can see what your friends have shared to their activity feed and “like” specific posts (additional activity feed support coming in future SmartGlass updates).

Mobile purchase

  • Using Xbox SmartGlass or on Xbox.com, you can remotely purchase games and Add-on content.
  • If your Home console is set to “Automatically download updates and purchases”, your console will begin downloading your purchase.

Low battery notification

  • A new notification will pop up when your controller battery is getting low.

Disable notifications during video

  • The ability to turn off each of the notifications types so that they will not pop-up during video playback.

Enabling 3D Blu-ray

  • An update to the Blu-ray player app will enable 3D Blu-ray functionality on Xbox One.

Last seen time in Friends list

  • The friends list will now show how long it’s been since a friend has been online. For example, "Last seen 20m ago: Forza Motorsport 5.”

OneGuide

  • For users who have an issue with the OneGuide channel lineup, there is a new feature used to report the issue. Go to Settings, TV & OneGuide, Troubleshooting to Report a OneGuide Problem.
Additional Details Xbox Wire
6.2.11274.0 (xb_rel_1407.140703-1704) fre 7/7/2014 New or updated features Snap Mode for Achievements
  • An easier way to track and view your achievements progress in real-time without ever leaving the game.
  • ‘Search for Achievement Help’ on any Achievements that you’re struggling with. This will launch Internet Explorer for you and deliver relevant tips and strategy content based on the Achievement that you are working on.
Double-tap to Snap
  • Double-tap the Xbox button on your controller to bring up Snap Centre, where you can launch Achievements or any other snap-able app, without leaving your current experience.
  • If you already have an app snapped, double-tap quickly switches between your game and the snapped app.
Choice of Spoken Language.
  • Xbox One owners can now choose their preferred Spoken Language in settings to enable better voice control compatibility. This is in addition to the Country selection used to access the Xbox store. For example, someone living in the United States who has an Australian accent may now choose English (Australia) for voice control while still having United States selected for Country location.
Future Digital Bundles and Compilation Discs
  • Add the functionality for content publishers to create digital bundle and disc compilation offerings in the future.

Additional Details Xbox Wire
6.2.11064.0 (xb_rel_1406.140601-2110) fre 3/6/2014 New or updated features External storage now supported
  • Supports up to two external hard drives at once. Hard drives must be
    • USB 3.0
    • 256 GB or larger
  • Install, download or transfer games and content to a portable HD for easy mobility between consoles.
  • Ability to manage content between internal and external storage

Friends update – Addition of real name sharing

  • You now have the ability to share your real name with:
    • All of your friends
    • A subset of the friends that you choose to share with
    • Friends of friends
    • Or none at all if you want to keep your true identity a secret.

Xbox Live Gold Membership Area

  • A new hub that will allow you to access new content only available to gold members such as:
    • Games with Gold
    • Deals with Gold
    • Special announcements for Xbox Live Gold members,

Auto account sign-in

  • Identify one account per console to automatically sign-in upon start up.

Updated store twist

  • The store twist was redesigned to make it easier to find the content that you want.

TV and OneGuide updates

  • Updated IR command & control database to increase the number of devices that Xbox One can control.
  • TV & OneGuide settings updated to provide better power management and control for devices.
  • Expand Premium TV to new markets
    • Canada
    • United Kingdom
    • France
    • Germany
    • Spain
    • Italy

Additional Details Xbox Wire
6.2.10951.0 (xb_rel_1405.140514-2300) fre 16/5/2014 New or updated features

Sound mixer for apps with Snap and volume controls when using Kinect with chat

  • Under Settings, select Display & Sound. We’ve added two new features for controlling your audio options.
  • With the new Sound mixer, you’ll be able to control the volume levels of two apps when you’re using Snap, letting you decide which app is louder.
  • With the Chat mixer, you’ll be able to control the volume levels when you’re using Kinect for chat.

Opt in to help improve speech recognition

  • To help us in our efforts to make voice and speech improvements for Kinect even better, you can opt in to a speech data collection.
  • Under Settings, select Privacy & Online Safety. In the Privacy column, select Custom, scroll to the right until you find Share Voice Data and set this to Allow.

Take the next system update when you want

  • When a system update is made available, you’ll find the option available to update your console now.
  • Go to Settings and select System. If an update is available, the System update button will be available for you to select.

Additional Details Xbox Wire
6.2.10812.0 (xb_rel_1404.140411-1830) fre 14/4/2014 New or updated features

System update improvements

  • The ability for the console to reboot and complete system update while in Instant On power mode.
  • Users will easily be able to tell what games and apps are being updated or have been updated recently.
  • Take future updates on demand when one is available without waiting for the console to do it from Instant On mode. Feature available under system settings.

Game and app saves and updates

  • A game save progress bar will show you the status of your game saves.
  • You will be able to easily tell what games and apps are being updated or have been updated recently.

Friends improvements

  • Notifications will be added to see when favourites and friends sign in to Xbox Live.
  • Friends who are in multiplayer will be identified in the friends list.

Blu-ray 50 Hz video output support for content recorded at 50 Hz

  • This will resolve video playback issues that some Xbox Live members in Europe are experiencing.

Kinect voice and motion improvements

  • We continue to fine tune the quality and reliability of Xbox One commands.

Improved GameDVR video quality

  • Through compression algorithm improvements.

Updates to Xbox One device management

  • Improves the ability to control TVs, set top boxes and receivers that our customers have reported issues with.

Additional Details Xbox Wire
6.2.10698.0 (xb_rel_1403.140301-2200) fre 04/03/2014 New or updated features

Improved multiplayer and party chat

  • Cross title party chat
  • Party chat on by default
  • Easier multiplayer invites
  • Easier multiplayer joining
  • Ability to see what the people in your party are doing

Improved friends list and profile

  • Improved friends list utility and speed of access
  • Ability to see people that you recently played games with
  • See when friends are broadcasting, including live broadcast thumbnails in the activity feed
  • Get to a friend’s profile faster using typeahead suggestions
  • Contextual app menu actions on friends list and activity feed items
  • Enabled more multiplayer (join and invite) actions on user profiles
  • 54 new contest-winning gamerpics

Twitch TV live streaming support

  • Broadcast gameplay on TwitchTV through Xbox Live
  • Voice support for starting and ending broadcast

Bringing out social in home

  • See favourite friends currently online
  • See friends broadcasting gameplay

Miscellaneous shell improvements

  • View game clips while in Snap mode
  • Protect user settings with passkey

Browser improvements

  • Control Bing and Google maps with gesture and controller
  • Quick search when highlighting a term on a page
  • When searching from Bing search on the console, direct link to Internet Explorer to see additional web results

New devices – driver and firmware updates

  • Firmware update to the Xbox One controller to support the Xbox One stereo headset adaptor
  • Support for Xbox headsets and third party headsets
  • Driver updates for the Xbox One Media Remote

SmartGlass improvements

  • Push notification to your device for Xbox Live messages
  • Quickly see what a friend is doing, including presence and recent
  • Enhanced viewing of personal and friends' game progress and clips
  • Ability to close snap from SmartGlass

Live TV

  • 50Hz fix – users can set the Live TV app to display at 50Hz for full or fill modes
  • Volume up/down adjustments – user can tailor the number of volume increments when using “volume up” or “volume down” commands
  • IR blasting of power & volume to TVs and AVRs in all regions
  • AVR setup maps to include the model number for most sound bars or AVRs when setting up TV

Improved audio output support

  • SPDIF (optical out) now supports 5.1 Dolby Digital, enabling devices such as sound bars with only optical in to be able to receive 5.1 Dolby Digital from console over optical
  • HDMI output now supports stereo uncompressed, 5.1 uncompressed, 7.1 uncompressed, 5.1 Dolby Digital or 5.1 DTS (5.1 Dolby Digital new for March)

Additional Details Xbox Wire
6.2.10542 (xb_rel_1402.140213-0115) fre 14/2/2014 New or updated features
  • Update to My game & apps to allow sorting of games and application lists, and separate queue lists for games, applications and installs
  • Ability to delete game and application save data
  • Improved installation and DLC management
  • Addition of the controller battery power indicator
  • Improved UI for accessing friends, achievements, messages and party chat
  • Game DVR app to be included in the Xbox OneGuide as an app channel
  • Update to the boot progress indicators for system update
  • Improve consistency of UX for update & install progress
  • Separate game, application and install queue lists
  • Addition of USB keyboard support
Stability and performance update
  • Improved NAT detection
  • Network Troubleshooter improvements
  • Blu-Ray quality improvements
  • Significant performance and stability improvements
Additional Details Xbox Wire
6.2.10217.0 (xb_rel_launch.131205-2200) 10/12/2013 Stability and performance update
  • Addresses SmartGlass issues for some users when coming in and out of connected standby
  • Addresses multiplayer issues for some users when re-joining games
  • Addresses issues with inconsistent notifications for some users
  • Addresses dashboard quality experiences for some users
  • Improvements to Xbox One’s TV, system update and content update services for scaling over time
  • Updated wireless networking driver to improve connectivity issues for some users
6.2.10210.0(xb_rel_launch 131118-1159) 22/11/2013 Launch Day update This is the first update to the system and will include the full operating system.
6.2.9781.0(xb_rel_flash1307.130829-1800) Manufacturer   This is the operating system installed at the factory.

Was this article helpful?

Yes
No

Thank you for your feedback

Thanks for your feedback!

We're sorry this article didn't solve your problem. We won't give up and neither should you. Try this community option, below.
Get help from the community
Ambassador chat image
Ambassador chat
Chat one on one with a fellow Xbox User who wants to help.

Provide feedback for this topic

255 characters remain.
To protect your privacy, please do not include contact information in your feedback.
Get help from the community
Ambassador chat image
Ambassador chat
Chat one on one with a fellow Xbox User who wants to help.

Contact Us

Would you like to contact Support regarding the "Xbox One operating system versions and system updates" issue you were reading about or a different issue?