by Ivy Krislov, Senior Product Manager Lead, Xbox Experiences • Jul 26, 2023 @ 8:00am
Starting today, a new Home experience is rolling out to all Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles. This update is designed from player feedback and makes it easier to discover new games, rediscover games you already love, connect with communities, and create a more personalized experience.
We’re excited to share more about the journey that led us here, and what you can expect with this new update.
1: Makes it easy to go to your Library, the Microsoft Store, Xbox Game Pass, Search, and Settings at the very top of your Home by introducing a quick access menu.
2: Creates more space for your personalized background by simplifying the layout and putting the games you recently played and other content and apps towards the bottom of the screen.
3: Adds an option to change your background to match the game you are highlighting in the recently played list.
4: Improves game discovery by introducing lists of games curated and personalized for you.
5: Allows you to customize your experience by pinning your favorite games, curated groups, and system groups like Quick Resume to Home.
6: Helps you find what’s going on in your community through the updated Friends & Community Updates row.
7: Shows you what media apps and content are available to you via a Watch & Listen spotlight and list of entertainment apps
We’re currently rolling the new Home experience out to a subset of all Xbox consoles. This means that some customers will need to wait a few weeks to get their hands on it. Rest assured over the next few weeks, it’s coming to a console near you! If you’re seeing the new Home on your console and you want to customize it to your liking, our guide has you covered.