Xbox One May 2020 Update: new features and changes

A new update for Xbox One is rolling out with better Guide, Community, filters, and Mixer improvements, and here's all you need to know.

Xbox May 2020 Update update (source: Microsoft)
Xbox May 2020 Update update (source: Microsoft)

Microsoft is now rolling out the May 2020 Update (version 2005) for Xbox One consoles with a simpler Guide, new Community experience, and improvements for Mixer.

Guide

In this new update, the Guide is cleaner and easier to read. Microsoft has reduced the number of tabs and introduced a new default, left-to-right tab order for simpler navigation. App and system notifications are now with the rest of the Alerts.

The People tab has been reorganized and “Friend Suggestions” are now under “Find someone.” You can now find “Discover Clubs” within the Clubs page, allowing users to find more suggestions.

The new “Parties & Chats” tab combines Party, messaging and invites into a single location.

The new “Profile & System” tab now consolidates important utilities like Sign-in, Settings and Help.

Also, you can now customize the tab order to what works for you from the “Customize guide tabs” option on “Profile & system” tab.

Xbox Community

As part of the May 2020 Update for Xbox One, you’re getting an updated Community page that makes it clearer where your content is coming from and how to explore all that Xbox Live has to offer.

This improved layout splits the page into four new channels, including Shared by friends, Official posts from games, Club activity, and Popular on Xbox Live.

Collection Filters

The update also brings changes to My games & apps giving you more flexibility to manage your collection. In addition, to make it easier to sort through and manage your ever-growing library, the May 2020 Update adds Genre and Player Count as additional Filters.

Mixer

Finally, starting with version 2005, you’ll get an improved Mixer experience when browsing streams with live thumbnails.

The new version will download and install automatically, but you can always check for the update through the Xbox One settings.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.