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Xbox One Update is required, addresses SmartGlass, dashboard and other features

 
Xbox One users will have to download a mandatory system update today, the update marks the first for the console and there are some new ways to go about updating your system from the Xbox 360.
 
The “Instant On” feature will find the update shortly after Tuesday, December 10th, 5:00 PM PT, it “will then automatically download the update after you turn it off,” according to Major Nelson. The spokesman explains, “Once the update has been downloaded in the background, your console will power completely down. Please note: You will need to manually power your console back on after the update has been downloaded. Because the update will power your console completely down, the “Xbox On” voice command won’t be available until after the update is fully installed.”
 
It’s said the process should take about 2-5 minutes to install, you will then be taken to the home0-screen. If you will not be home for a while don’t worry because the, “console also does regular checks for updates and will download it in the background even if you have not used you Xbox One in a couple of days.”
 
Nelson also explains that if you are not using the Xbox One “Instant On” feature, “you will be required to download and apply this update after Thursday, December 12th at 4:00 PM PT.”
 
The update aims to fix a number of issues, it addresses SmartGlass issues for some users when coming in and out of connected standby, addresses multiplayer issues for some users when re-joining games. It also amines to addresses issues with inconsistent notifications for some users, addresses dashboard performance for some users, offers improvements for Xbox One’s TV, system update, and content update services for scaling over time, and it offers an updated wireless networking driver to improve connectivity issues for some users.
 
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