New Xbox One Dashboard – Layout is Quick and Slick

Out with the old and in with the new, the new Xbox One Dashboard is better than any we've seen before.

Xbox One New Dashboard

The above is a bold statement, we downloaded it last night, and at the time of writing, it’s only available as part of the Xbox one preview program.

A standard night of gaming often involves plenty of invites, chatting in a party and viewing notifications, on top of playing games of course…

The old layout to some was often a painful experience, the slowness and unresponsiveness of the dashboard (at times) would not feel slick or anything near a next-generation experience, in some respects I preferred the simplicity of the Xbox 360 dashboard.

The new Xbox One dashboard looks like Microsoft have gone back to the drawing board and re-designed the entire look and feel from the ground up. When the New Xbox One Dashboard releases, it will come stocked with backwards compatibility for Xbox 360 games, a hotly demanded feature. Over 100 games will be initially supported, with others rolling out over several months.

The New Xbox One dashboard has an easily accessible layout that allows swift access to notifications, party and friend management, messages, and settings. Powered by Windows 10, this part of the dashboard is near instantaneous. Looking for friends, connecting with friends and setting up invites and party chat are all vastly improved in all areas.

The homepage has clear sections, set out in a simple, intuitive manner. It doesn’t look pretty to start off with but there are personalisation options aplenty for you to make this dashboard truly your own. You can change background colours and upload your own custom photos or use achievement images as your personal background.

How do you get the update?

If you’re an Xbox One Preview Program member, you will receive an invitation through Xbox Live. If you choose to opt-in, new builds will be released over the course of the next few weeks, until the general public November release.

Alternatively if you just want to take a look watch this youtube video below to see the Xbox One dashboard in action.

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