September 30, 2023

The brand new Xbox Residence expertise that Microsoft has been testing with Insiders for a few weeks is now rolling out to all Xbox Collection X|S and Xbox One customers. The redesigned Residence dashboard offers extra room to personalised backgrounds, which is one thing that Xbox Insiders have been fairly vocal about.

Again in April, Microsoft pulled an experimental Xbox Residence UI that the majority Xbox Insiders noticed as too crowded. A month later, the Xbox workforce launched a brand new experimental dashboard with smaller tiles, and this new Xbox Residence UI is what the corporate is rolling out to all Xbox customers at the moment.

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“Once we first confirmed Xbox Insiders what we have been engaged on we heard your suggestions clearly – you needed extra room to indicate off customized backgrounds or recreation artwork, faster navigation choices, and extra personalization. Over the past 8 months since preliminary launch, we’ve applied adjustments to fulfill these requests and have a brand new Residence that feels contemporary, places the main target in your video games and apps, and creates area for stunning backgrounds,” the Xbox workforce mentioned at the moment.

Whereas the brand new Xbox Residence expertise appears to be like acquainted, there’s a brand new fast entry menu on the high with shortcuts to the sport library, the Microsoft Retailer. There’s additionally a brand new choice to dynamically change your background to match the sport you’re highlighting within the just lately performed listing.

When scrolling down, customers will see curated lists of video games, a row with updates from buddies and video games they observe, and Microsoft additionally added a brand new Watch & Hear part highlighting content material obtainable on leisure apps. It’s nonetheless doable to customise what seems when scrolling down by pinning video games, user-curated teams, and system teams like Fast Resume (on Xbox Collection X|S).

This new Xbox Residence expertise will begin rolling out to a subset of Xbox One and Xbox Collection X|S consoles at the moment. It ought to seem on all consoles over the approaching weeks.

Along with this new Xbox Residence expertise, the Microsoft Retailer on Xbox consoles is including new cost choices because of Microsoft’s expanded partnership with PayPal (by way of The Verge). Customers within the US, UK, Australia, Germany, France, Spain, and Italy can now use PayPal’s Pay Later choice to unfold funds over time. Within the US, the Microsoft Retailer additionally lets customers pay with Venmo, which additionally lets customers cut up funds upon buy.