Microsoft Brings FastStart, Game Grouping, More With Xbox’s July Update

Posted on July 5, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Games, Xbox One with 7 Comments

Microsoft is today releasing the July update for its Xbox One consoles. The company has been testing the new update with Xbox Insiders for week, but it’s now rolling out to all Xbox One owners.

Xbox’s July update brings a bunch of handy improvements. The update introduces FastStart, a new tech that will let you start playing new games quickly. Instead of waiting for the entire game to download, FastStart allows you to start playing the game as soon as possible by prioritzing the download of files and assets that are needed to begin playing. This way, you don’t have to wait for the entire game to download to start playing it, which is very helpful if you don’t have a very speedy internet connection. Not all games will be FastStart enabled by default — but Microsoft says it is now enabled for select Xbox Game Pass titles, and it will come to more games in the near-future.

Microsoft is also introducing the ability to group games and apps, which essentially allows you to make collections or folders of your games to make your collection more organized and easier to search. The system-wide search feature is also now more accessible, with the new Y shortcut whenever you are in the dashboard.

Xbox’s July update improvements Mixer broadcasting too, with improvements to Mixer’s Share Controller feature and support for full mouse and keyboard for PC users. You can now broadcast your webcam in full screen from your Xbox, and the quality and performance of broadcasts have also been improved in Mixer, according to Microsoft.

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