On November 12th, Microsoft begins rolling out the New Xbox One Experience running on Windows 10. The update deployment to consoles will start at 3:01 AM Eastern Time / 12:01 AM Pacific Time, but it’s important to be clear that Microsoft will slowly be rolling out the new update to consoles, which means that it’ll take some time until everyone gets the new update.
Something to keep in mind is that the time you get the update will primarily depend on your time zone and your console settings.
Upgrade to the New Xbox One Experience
As Microsoft begins the roll out users who have the configured their Xbox One console using the Instant-on power mode will get the New Xbox One Experience automatically when the console is on Connected Standby mode.
If you don’t have the Instant-on power mode enabled, go to Settings > Power & startup on your Xbox One and change the settings.
Users who have their console configured to Energy-saving mode won’t get the November 12 update automatically. Users in this configuration will need initiate the download and update process manually.
If you’re on Energy-saving mode, you can either enable the Instant-on power mode, or you can go to Settings > System and manually trigger the New Xbox One Experience download by choosing “Update Now”. Again, no everyone will get the new update the same day, as such it could happen that you will have to manually check for updates a number of times throughout the week.
It’s important to point out that Xbox One consoles that do not receive the update will receive a mandatory update notification on November 23rd to the get the NXOE.
Alongside the new update for Xbox One running Windows 10, the software giant is also flipping the switch on the Xbox One Backward Compatibility feature, but the rollout will begin on November 12th at 12:01 PM Pacific Time. At this time, users will begin seeing their purchased Xbox 360 games populate in the Xbox One game list. If you have the Xbox 360 game disc, you will have to insert it into the Xbox One console to trigger the compatible copy from Xbox Live.
Remember that not all Xbox 360 games are playable on Xbox One, initially Microsoft is making compatible 104 game titles, but the list will get updated in the regular basis. If the game you like isn’t on the Backward Compatibility list, you can visit the Xbox UserVoice website to vote or submit the game you want to see next.