Microsoft Releases the November 2018 Xbox Update

Posted on November 14, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Xbox One with 11 Comments

Microsoft announced today that its November 2018 Xbox Update is now available, adding mouse and keyboard support, improvements to the Xbox Skill for Cortana and Alexa, and much more to the Xbox One family of video game consoles.

“The November 2018 Xbox Update adds new ways to play some of your favorite games with mouse and keyboard support, more console interaction with Xbox Skill updates, listen to your favorite songs with the new Amazon Music app, and the ability to find your games faster than ever via improved Search,” Microsoft’s Jason Ronald explains.

Here’s a list of the improvements.

Mouse and keyboard support. As revealed at X018 this past weekend, the November update finally brings mouse and keyboard support to Xbox One. This includes games such as Fortnite, amazingly, as well as Bomber CrewDeep Rock Galactic, Strange Brigade, Vermintide 2, Warframe, War Thunder, and X-Morph Defense. And more titles will come on board in the coming months.

Xbox Skill for Cortana and Alexa improvements. Released in the U.S. in October, the Xbox Skill for Cortana and Alexa is improving with Beta support in the UK, simpler Cortana interactions, and new commands.

Amazon Music. The official Amazon Music app is now available on Xbox One in the U.S., and more countries are coming soon.

Search improvements. Search results are expanding to include results from Xbox Assist and games you have “Ready to Install” or currently own as part of your memberships, including Xbox Game Pass, EA Access, and more.


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