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June Xbox One update adds external storage support and real names for friends

by on May 21, 2014
 

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The June update to the Xbox One is coming in June and Microsoft today revealed that two of the most-requested features are coming to the system.

According to Microsoft, the next system update will add support for external storage and the ability to see real names for identifying friends on Xbox Live.

The Xbox One will actually support up to two external hard drives at once, so long as they’re at least 256 GB in size and using USB 3.0.

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This will be a cool feature for those that like to take their games to a friend’s house as the external drives can obviously copy full games with their DLC.

As is already the case with the PS4, you’ll be able to see the real name of your friends online, and you can do this with only a few friends, none, or all of them.

The SmartGlass app for the Xbox One will also get updated with the entire OneGuide experience and Universal Remote Control functionality. Other changes include notifications, stats and an activity feed and broadcasting of games.

The TV and OneGuide features will be available to everyone in Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy as well.

Finally, with the update, a new hub on the Xbox One will be available that lets Xbox Live Gold members explore things such as Games with Gold and Deals with Gold.  Microsoft had also previously stated that after the update, all Xbox Live members will be able to access entertainment apps and some gaming apps without needing a Gold membership.  

Oh and by the way, automatic sign-in will now be possible as well.

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