The New Xbox One Experience is rolling out to all game consoles around the world starting November 12th, at 3:01 AM ET / 12:01 PT. The new update is a big milestone, in part because the Xbox One operating system finally departs from Windows 8 and jumps to Windows 10, in fact the exact version consoles are getting in November 12th, 2015, is 10.0.10586.1006 (th2_xbox_rel_1510.151107-2322) fre, which also aligns with the Windows 10 Fall Update users will be getting shortly on PCs and Windows 10 Mobile devices.
The new version of the operating system for Xbox One aims to make the experience faster and more complete. In addition, the new dashboard departs from a tile design, in favor of a Windows 10 look and feel, which looks very close to the Xbox app for Windows 10.
The update also brings the Xbox One Backward Compatibility, which will allow users to bring and play their Xbox 360 games to Xbox One.
Below, you will find all the new features and changes Microsoft is including in the November 12th, roll out.
What’s new in the New Xbox One Experience (NXOE)
- Xbox One Backward Compatibility
- Play a growing number of digital and disc-based Xbox 360 games on Xbox One natively, with next-generation features such as screenshots, broadcasting, and Game DVR. Access your previously saved files, game add-ons, and achievements.
- Xbox Live Gold members can do multiplayer gaming with friends no matter what console they’re on.
- A faster, more social Xbox One experience
- With the integration of Windows 10 into the New Xbox One Experience, you can access many popular gaming features up to 50% faster than before.
- Instantly start a party, see what your friends are playing, and get updates to your recently played games from Home with no wait time.
- New Guide and Community areas
- Guide: Quickly access essentials with one button press to bring up the new guide. View your friends list, quickly start a party, get to settings, see system notifications, view your messages, and more using the guide, without ever leaving your game.
- Community: In the new Community area, see what’s trending on Xbox Live and interact with the Xbox Live community by liking, commenting on, and sharing your favorite content. Quickly access the latest updates from friends and game developers through the Activity feed in Community.
- Redesigned Home, OneGuide, and Store areas
- Home: Share your screenshots and game clips more easily with the Xbox Live community, and see whether your friends are playing the same games from Home. Scroll up and down to get to your games and apps collection.
- OneGuide: See what’s trending on live TV in the Xbox Live community in OneGuide. Browse for live TV listings with picture-in-picture, so you don’t miss what’s happening in your show. With app channels, quickly find something to watch from your favorite video apps—all in one place.
- Store: The Store expands to four easy-to-explore areas—Games, Movies & TV, Apps, and Music. The new vertical gallery view brings more listings at a glance. Browse through intuitive categories like Featured Staff picks, New Releases, Top Played, Top Rated, Coming Soon, and Recommendations to discover new games and other content.
- Enhanced Game Hubs
- Get one-click access to Game Hubs directly from Home to view or launch the last game you played, go to the Store for details about other games, or see what your friends are playing right now on Xbox Live. You can also access news and updates directly from the community and the developers, plus compare gamerscore, achievements, and other game stats with your friends.
As with any update, the roll out of the New Xbox One Experience (NXOE) will take time and not everyone will get the update at the same time. When customers will get the update will also depend on their settings and time zone — check my prevoious article on how to install the Xbox One update to learn more.