New Xbox One Experience Rolling Out Right Now

on November 12, 2015 3:06 AM

Microsoft has begun rolling out downloads for the New Xbox One experience, that includes a fully revamped user interface and backwards compatibility for the first 104 Xbox 360 games (even if backwards compatibility will actually be unlocked later today).

Here’s how to get it:

If you use the Instant-on power mode (available via Settings – Power & startup), your Xbox One will take the update in the background when you put your console into Connected Standby mode.  As this is a global rolling launch, consoles in Connected Standby will be updated at various times throughout the day based on your time zone.

If your console is in Energy-saving mode, your Xbox One will not automatically download and install the update. To initiate the download and update process, you can go to Settings – System to manually check if an update is available and choose “Update Now”.

Note that all Xbox One consoles will receive a prompt for a mandatory update on November 23rd if they have not yet updated to the New Xbox One Experience.

It’s worth mentioning that not every Xbox One will receive the update exactly at the same time, but it will be a rolling deployment, so if you don’t see it happening right now, it just means that you’ll have to wait a bit.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.