Xbox One April update includes friend notifications and game save bar

Microsoft has announced the set of new features and improvements scheduled for the Xbox One update in April. They include improvements to game saves, the friends system, Kinect commands, and game DVR. The update will be available for preview members soon, and then rolled out wide next month.

The update will add a game save progress bar, and an easier way to tell which games and apps are currently being updated. Friends and favorites will get login notifications, and friends in multiplayer will be highlighted in the list. You can also see their most popular app choices for easy reference. Finally, the update promises fine-tuning for Kinect commands, and better video quality for the game DVR.

Microsoft says that it is still working on making improvements based on feedback, and made particular mention of external hard drive storage as an oft-requested feature that they're working on including as soon as they can.