Xbox Insider subscribers should being seeing the newest Xbox one preview update available soon as the company has confirmed it’s roll-out.

Called Xbox One “2002” Update, this will update will introduce a new user interface called “Xbox One Home”, which will improve streamlining of games by keeping them in the front of the user interface. Game Pass, Mixer, and the Storefront will be more easy to access, and players will be able to manually remove or add specific rows. In the My Games section you will no be able to group games better and access labels for demos and trails.

There’s loads more being added, which you can read up below. Note this isn’t the full update, but features that are coming in advance before the full update drops.

Image Support in Conversations

With 2002, we’re enabling the ability for you to view images and animated GIFs in messaging conversations with your Xbox Live friends on console, with the ability to also view content in Message Requests based on your message safety settings. Now, images sent from the Xbox mobile app on iOS or Android or the new Xbox (Beta) App for Windows 10 PC will also display on your console, with the added ability to view the content in full-screen on Xbox One.

View and Install Individual Games Bundled Through Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass members: we’re giving you additional control over which content to install when downloading and playing Xbox Game Pass titles that are part of a larger bundle listing, such as Shenmue I & II. With this update, you will now see an “In this bundle” overview from the install dialog, as well as the option to select which individual title to download and launch.

Image support UI

Choose a Preferred Location for Notifications

You can now decide where you want notifications to appear on your screen by going to Settings -> Preferences -> Notifications and clicking on “Default notification position.” This will bring up a menu that lets you choose a preferred spot from one of six locations on your screen, letting you move them out of the way if they end up blocking something in games or apps. While your preferred location will become the new default, note that certain games may change this during gameplay for the best user experience.

Even More Mixer Viewing Improvements

Thanks to your feedback, we’ve made a number of changes to improve your Mixer viewing experience on Xbox One! Firstly, you now have the option to switch your chat mode to ‘classic chat,’ which displays chat messages in their own dedicated space beside the stream video. Secondly, you can now manually select the video resolution at which you want to watch content based on your preference. Lastly, you can now see more information about streamers you’re interested in, browse their VODs and Clips to watch, and host their channel on your own, making it easier to support your favorite streamers and keep up to date with all of their content.

Mixer viewing improvements
Classic chat mode displays messages in a dedicated chat area next to the video.
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Mixer viewers can now browse through a streamer’s VODs and clips to watch, as well as host their channel.

More Storage Management Suggestions

With the existing Storage Management feature, when you run out of space your Xbox One makes space-freeing suggestions for you by organizing and displaying which games, apps, and other content is taking up the most room on your hard drive. In 2002, we are introducing a “Move” option for users with external storage attached to their console, giving you the choice to either move or remove items to free up the needed space as desired.


As always, if you want to have the opportunity to try these features out, be sure to be subscribed to the Xbox Insider program. You can do so by using this link here: Xbox Insider Program.

Source: Xbox News