The list below shows the Xbox One operating system version number and what features were added or updated based on the system updates in 2014.
To find your Xbox One console’s operating system version:
Scroll left from Home to open the guide.
Select All Settings.
Select Console info & updates.
Your OS version is located in the third row down on the right.
Note If you’re in the middle of a system update and need to find your operating system version on your console, pull both the left and right triggers and both the left and right bumpers on your controller at the same time. The operating system version is listed as Build and is the second line down.
OS version: 6.2.11797.0 (xb_rel_1411.141124-1759) fre
New or updated features
Updated wireless broadcasting requirements for consoles in Europe.
Enhancements to improve 2-player party chat.
Audio quality improvements.
OS version: 6.2.11785.0 (xb_rel_1411.141104-1838) fre
New or updated features
Each account on your Xbox One can have a customised background.
Choose a custom colour as a theme or achievement art as your background image and those will show on any Xbox One that you sign in on with your account.
Use the Media Player app to pick off any JPG or PNG image from a USB attached drive or a home media server that supports DLNA. While viewing a picture/photo in full-screen mode, press the Menu button and choose “Set as background” – your custom image is stored locally on that Xbox One console.
Share your location and bio as part of your profile.
Select a set of showcase items that are displayed when other gamers look at your profile on an Xbox One console.
Use Xbox One SmartGlass or an Xbox One console to add or remove up to six game clips or achievements that will be displayed in a carousel format.
Use Xbox One SmartGlass to browse to other people’s profiles and check out their showcase items.
Tweet about your favourite game clips
Share your favourite Xbox One game clips with your followers on Twitter.
Live TV updates
Live TV Trending
Users in the US, Canada and the UK will see a new “Trending” tab in OneGuide that displays the top 20 most watched TV programmes, with the list filtered down to the shows currently available to you based on your OneGuide settings.
The Live TV on Xbox trending list is updated by the minute, so you can easily discover shows that are popular with other viewers.
Twitter TV Trending
Users in the U.S. will see what Live TV is trending based on the highest number of tweets.
The Trending tab in OneGuide is updated to display Live TV on Twitter first and Live TV on Xbox trending second.
Tweets in MiniGuide
Users in the U.S. will see the actual tweets for the Live TV shows in real time and quickly find the Twitter #hashtag to join the conversation.
Recents and Favourites in MiniGuide
MiniGuide has been updated to include your favourite TV channels in a combined Recents and Favourites area
MiniGuide can now be activated via voice by saying “Xbox Select – MiniGuide” while watching TV. Note Xbox One voice commands are not available in all regions. To find out if voice options are available in your country or region, see Xbox One Feature Availability. In the chart on that page, check the Premium/Natural Voice (including "Xbox On") feature to see if it’s available in your locale.
Internet Explorer (IE) updates
From the Address Bar in Internet Explorer, you can easily snap from a full-screen experience and move Internet Explorer into snap mode.
Internet Explorer will show a number when something is newly added to featured sites.
Newly added sites will also display a badge (denoted by an asterisk (*) in the upper-right corner) until you launch them, or until seven days have passed since the site was added to the Featured list.
Xbox One Store improvements
The Store pages on Xbox One have been improved to enable you to more quickly browse and find content.
Navigation buttons are moved to the far left so you can find them easier.
Quickly find game add-ons and perform store-specific searches; recommendations are more prominently displayed.
Store categories have been standardised so you can easily see the top items in each query at a glance.
Cleanly power cycle your console using the new Restart Now button available in the Settings area of the Dashboard. Select Settings, Power & startup and the new Restart Now button to shut down and restart your Xbox One console in cases where you need to refresh your IP address or follow troubleshooting steps supplied on support.xbox.com.
Friends’ Game Activity on SmartGlass allows you to see a list of your friends who have played a given game within the Xbox One SmartGlass experience.
For gamers with an Xbox Live Gold membership, you can browse “Free Games with Gold” and discounted content with Gold and initiate download of the content to your Xbox One console from your mobile device.
A new section for Apps designed to make it easier to find and download apps for your Xbox One.
A new Coming Soon filter for games and add-ons makes it easier to see upcoming Xbox One releases sorted by anticipated release date.
OS version: 6.2.11653.0 (xb_rel_1410.141009-1648) fre
New or updated features
Updated the Snap Centre to include quick access to:
A double tap of the Xbox button on your controller will bring up a menu that allows you to open a new app in Snap mode, close the current snapped app or switch focus between your game and your running snapped app.
Two apps have been optimised for Snap mode:
Friends Snap App – Access your friends list without leaving the game. Quickly check your friends list to see who's online at the moment and take actions like send messages, invite or join.
Messages Snap App – You’ll be able to open, read and respond to messages in Snap mode, and messages will now be displayed in a threaded conversation view.
Updated to enable sharing of achievements you've unlocked with captions.
See a list of friends who have unlocked specific achievements.
Updated achievements Snap landing page that shows achievements on recently played games when a user is not actively playing a game.
The new Friends hub enables you to see at a glance what’s going on with your friends.
Stay up-to-date with your friend’s current activities.
View most popular games your friends are playing.
View the gamerscore leaderboard to see who has improved their gamerscore over the last 30 days.
New SmartGlass features
View a list of your top games in your profile.
View a list of your friends' most popular games in the Friends section of SmartGlass.
Universal remote control functionality added for the 11 countries getting OneGuide TV listings. These users will be able to use their mobile device to control their Xbox, TV and/or cable/satellite box.
Media Player app update
DLNA streaming is now supported. With this update, you will be able to easily access and play music, and watch photo slideshows or films stored on home media servers and devices that support the DLNA server protocols.
MKV files are now supported.
Live TV MiniGuide
For markets where OneGuide is available, a new MiniGuide on the bottom of the screen will display details about the TV content that is currently playing. You can:
Quickly change channels.
See what’s on other channels.
Tune to the previous channel or other recent channels.
All while watching your current TV show.
You can also launch MiniGuide using voice, by saying “Xbox Select – MiniGuide” or by using the thumbstick on your controller.
Note Xbox One voice commands are not available in all regions. To find out if voice options are available in your country or region, see Xbox One Feature Availability. In the chart on that page, check the Premium/Natural Voice (including "Xbox On") feature to see if it’s available in your locale.
OneGuide in 11 new countries
Live TV listings and schedules will be made available to customers on Xbox One and SmartGlass for:
Internet TV Apps
Apps with live TV channels can now include their TV listings within OneGuide.
The first app to support this feature will be Zattoo with an upcoming content update for their app. The Zattoo app is available in Germany, Switzerland, Spain and Denmark.
Live TV initial setup experience
Improved by attempting to automatically detect the set-top box connected to the HDMI-In port on a user’s Xbox One.
Enable users to select “On start, go to TV” for their Xbox One consoles.
For existing users, a one-off message will appear on next use highlighting this new capability,
Updated Devices & accessories page
To access the new page, go to Settings and select Devices & accessories.
Select a device to:
Find – You can also more easily find (or identify) a controller by making it vibrate.
Assign – “Assign” accessories to specific users, such as assigning a headset to a specific gamer.
Update – You can update the firmware for an individual device.
Password resets just got better
We’re making it easier and more secure to reset your password and add protection to your accounts. Starting from around the 3rd week of October, if you haven’t set up security info, we’ll ask you to provide an alternative email or mobile phone number to use if you ever need your password reset.
You’ll only need to set this up once per account and you won’t need it every time you sign in.
OS version: 6.2.11274.0 (xb_rel_1407.140703-1704) fre
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 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 snapable 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.