Xbox One 2014 operating system versions and system updates

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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:

  1. Press the Xbox button to open the guide.
  2. Select System > Settings.
  3. Select System > Console info.
  4. Your OS version is located in the second row.

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.

2014 System Updates

OS version: 6.2.11797.0 (xb_rel_1411.141124-1759) fre

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New or updated features

Wireless broadcasting

  • Updated wireless broadcasting requirements for consoles in Europe.

Party Chat

  • Enhancements to improve 2-player party chat.
  • Audio quality improvements.

OS version: 6.2.11785.0 (xb_rel_1411.141104-1838) fre

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New or updated features

Custom backgrounds

  • Each account on your Xbox One can have a customized background.
  • Choose a custom color 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.

Gamer Profile

  • 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 favorite game clips

    • Share your favorite Xbox One game clips with your followers on Twitter.

    Live TV updates

    • Live TV Trending
      • Users in the U.S., Canada, and the UK will see a new “Trending” tab in OneGuide that displays the top 20 most watched TV shows, 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 Favorites in MiniGuide
      • MiniGuide has been updated to include your favorite TV channels in a combined Recents and Favorites 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.

    Microsoft Store on Xbox One improvements

    • Microsoft 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 standardized so you can easily see the top items in each query at a glance.

    Restart Now

    • 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

    Smartglass updates

    • 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.

    Additional details

    Xbox Wire

OS version: 6.2.11653.0 (xb_rel_1410.141009-1648) fre

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New or updated features

Snap updates

  • Updated the Snap Center to include quick access to:
    • Friends
    • Messages
    • Game DVR
    • Clock
    • Battery indicator
  • 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 optimized for Snap mode:
  • Friends Snap App – Access your friends list without leaving the game. Quickly check your friends list to see who's online right now and take actions like send message, 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.

Achievements App

  • 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.

Friends section

  • 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 movies 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:
    • Belgium
    • Chile
    • Colombia
    • Denmark
    • Finland
    • Norway
    • Portugal
    • Poland
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • Russia

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-time 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 around the 3rd week of October, if you haven’t set up security info, we’ll ask you to provide an alternate email or cell 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.
  • To avoid us asking you, add your security info ahead of time at and get more info at

Additional details

Xbox Wire

OS version: 6.2.11511.0 (xb_rel_1409.140829-1829) fre

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New or updated features

Live TV

  • Improved stability

OS version: 6.2.11507.0 (xb_rel_1409.140826-2037) fre

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New or updated features


  • The Party App has been reorganized!
  • 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 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 Game Clips.
  • A personalized 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

Game DVR deletes

  • Users will be able to choose multiple Game DVR 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

OS version: 6.2.11393.0 (xb_rel_1408.140808-1753) fre

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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, 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 notification 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.”


  • 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

OS version: 6.2.11274.0 (xb_rel_1407.140703-1704) fre

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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 you are working on.
Double-tap to Snap
  • Double-tap the Xbox button on your controller to bring up Snap Center, 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 Microsoft 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

OS version: 6.2.11064.0 (xb_rel_1406.140601-2110) fre

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New or updated features

External storage now supported

  • Supports up to two external hard drives at once. Hard drives must be:
    • USB 3.0, and
    • 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 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 and control database to increase the number of devices 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

OS version: 6.2.10951.0 (xb_rel_1405.140514-2300) fre

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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 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

OS version: 6.2.10812.0 (xb_rel_1404.140411-1830) fre

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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 favorites 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 50Hz

  • 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 Game DVR 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

OS version: 6.2.10698.0 (xb_rel_1403.140301-2200) fre

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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 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 favorite 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 using 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 adapter.
  • 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 current and recent activity.
  • 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 and 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

OS version: 6.2.10542 (xb_rel_1402.140213-0115) fre

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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 saved 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 and 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

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