Xbox One’s Dashboard Update Includes New Design and Cortana

Posted on June 16, 2015 by Tyler Nienburg

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During the Xbox Live Daily Show they announced new interesting stuff, gave us more looks into Halo 5 Guardians, Fable Legends, Gears of War and more. The biggest reveal was the new Xbox One UI Design. Which will be available to Xbox Preview members soon while the full design is set to launch this holiday 2015. One thing that we notice with this design that it removes the whole tile experience with it being Windows 10.

There’s one-click access to things like sharing or achievements, and a new pane that can slide in when you double-tap the Xbox button on a controller. The pane appears to be the quickest way to access notifications, messages, quick settings, and your friends list. If you’re using a party on an Xbox One then this will be shown in the quick pane, and it’s easy to add and remove friends from party chat. There is a new trend section where it shows the highlighted topics, games, top Xbox gamers, suggested friends and more. Avatars are also back with this update as seen on the top left.





The biggest new addition is Cortana. Xbox makes the Kinect another reason why it is a must have with this new feature. The commands are a lot more powerful than what exists today. It will be easier to invite someone to a party such as saying ” Hey Cortana, Invite Amanda to the Party” Cortana will be your companion on Xbox One and it is great. They did not confirm that you will need a Kinect for this but it is more than likely that you will need a Kinect for this awesome Cortana feature. More info will drop soon on this new UI design

Make sure to stay tuned for more Xbox news!


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