Microsoft Cortana, Background Music features arrive on Xbox One

Microsoft Corporation has started rolling out the company’s most recent system update for Xbox One starting July 30. As part of the update, Microsoft’s intelligent personal assistant Cortana is now available on Xbox One in addition to Background Music feature with the help of Pandora. The company is apparently aiming to offer a more unified experience to its users by putting together bells and whistles from both Xbox Store and Windows Store under a single roof.

Cortana and more for XBox One

 

Cortana and more for XBox One

Mike Ybarra, Partner Director of Program Management, Xbox and Windows Platform at Microsoft, said in his recent blog post:

“Nearly all of the features that were included in Preview in early June are part of today’s update, and there have also been a few additions since then such as Language Region Independence for Xbox One and the recent release of the Xbox app on both iOS and Android.”

Talking about some of the major changes, Microsoft made Cortana available on Xbox One for its users in the United States and the United Kingdom. It said that Cortana would be useful while exploring new titles, keeping up with friends’ activities, starting a party, and much more. However, Microsoft has more such Cortana features planned already in order to unify users’ personal digital assistant and gaming experience.

The update also got users the much-awaited Background Music. The arrival of this feature has made it possible for users to listen to their favorite music in the background without interrupting their gaming experience on Xbox One. Additionally, Microsoft also updated the interface of Xbox Game collection to make it easier finding titles.

Microsoft has however made it clear that the said updates will also be available on the Xbox One S soon after the 2TB launch edition will go on sale on August 2 for $399. It also promised that these updates are going to be rolled out on the 1TB and 500GB Xbox One S models sometime in August.

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