Xbox One's April system update includes improvements to party chat, achievements, and more

Microsoft has detailed what it plans to make available in the Xbox One's April system update, which includes improvements to party chat, achievements, and game hub links.

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Xbox One Preview program members will be able to experience a number of the console’s April system updates in two waves. The first set launched over the weekend and Microsoft plans on making more improvements next week.

This week’s updates include party chat improvements, which guides users to get their microphone enabled, show privacy settings, or networking issues that may be blocking communication with particular party members, Game hub links, allowing members to discover game hub content more easily, and improvements to achievement notifications. Achievement notifications will now offer a description that will inform the player what they did to earn it without having to open the achievements app. If you decide to open the achievements app, it will now load faster.

Microsoft will have more updates to the Xbox One Preview program rolling out next week, which I’m sure they’ll detail then. For now, preview program members should be able to enjoy this week’s updates right now.

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      March 23, 2015 7:42 AM

      Did the y fix the "no save" screenshot problem? Cause I cant save a screenshot for shit.

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      March 23, 2015 8:10 AM

      Did they ever add the ability to play music in the background (i.e., "custom soundtracks")? XBox OG had this since day 1 ( for games that supported that feature ). All you can do now with XBox One is have XBox Music or the media player app open in a "Snap" window while having a game or another app in the main window. Is this not correct?

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        March 23, 2015 11:14 AM

        This is still correct. My guess is this will come out when the xbox gets upgraded to win 10.

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      March 23, 2015 12:51 PM

      Good to hear they are improving the Party system. It's got a lot of annoying quirks.