Microsoft Xbox One September update rolls out ahead of schedule, with new Media Player app
Microsoft plans to issue regular monthly updates for the Xbox One, but it looks like the console's September update has released a few days early.
According to Xbox Live's Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb, next month's update is rolling out now (in August): "Today, we will begin rolling out new features and updates to Xbox One for fans all over the world. These updates include new ways to bring your personal media to your Xbox, updates to the party system, more ways to interact with your Xbox, and new social features for Xbox SmartGlass," he wrote in a blog post published on 28 August.
The early update includes a new Media Player app (so you can play files from a USB-attached device), an upgraded party app (see party activities or who is playing in the same game as well as perform quick actions like muting), and features for SmartGlass. You can now post status messages from the Activity Feed, share items from the feed and your Game Clips, view messages in full conversation, and record game clips from the Now Playing bar, etc.
Other features range from One Guide and Xbox One capabilities expanding to new regions, which includes the Xbox One Kinect voice command, and the ability to set your console to boot directly to television, to a bandwith usage display and the option to delete multiple GameDVR clips at once in the Upload app. There's also a way to save Avatar Gamerpics to your Microsoft OneDrive.
Watch the video below for more information on the "September" update.