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New Xbox One Dashboard Coming This Fall & Xbox One Chatpad

New Xbox One Dashboard Coming This Fall & Xbox One Chatpad - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 August 2015 / 4,202 Views

A complete overhaul of the Xbox One dashboard is releasing worldwide this fall.

 The look and layout of the dashboard is completely new and Microsoft has unveiled some of the changes:

  • There will be a new Community section that features an upgraded Activity Feed and Trending on Xbox Live section. It is possible to browse and explore the most popular topics on Xbox Live.
  • There will also be a new Watch section that will be available in select regions. All movie and TV apps will be in one place including Netflix, Hulu Plus, and HBO GO.
  • The OneGuide is going to be updated based on feedback from users. It will be faster and the full screen mode will show more channels at once.  There will also be picture-in-picture while browsing the guide.
  • The Store is getting updated as well, so it should be easier to find games. There will be four areas in the store - Games, Movies and TV, Apps, and Music.

The Xbox One is also getting a Chatpad that will attach to the bottom of the Xbox One controller. It will work on the Xbox One, as well as Windows 10.

A new feature that will be available on the Xbox One only will allow two buttons to be programmed. It will give the user access to features like Game DVR, screenshots, or apps.

The Xbox Chatpad will be released on November 3rd for $34.99.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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13 Comments
Zackasaurus-rex (on 04 August 2015)

The old Xbone UI was completely shitty, so hopefully this very direct inspiration from the PS4's Dynamic Menu UI works out better. It is kind of funny to see just how much this is the PS4's UI, made vertical. I hope it's as snappy, because the lagginess on my Xbone UI annoys me.

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ktay95 Zackasaurus-rex (on 04 August 2015)

Yeah I just bought an XBO and I cant find anything, hell soetimes I dont even know how to close shit :P

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So far it looks like it runs much better (from what major nelson had shown off). But I haven't tested it yet, as Preview members haven't gotten it yet (yes I'm a preview member).

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AlfredoTurkey (on 04 August 2015)

I really get the feeling that Phil wasn't shitting when he said he was going to fix Don's non game related BS. This UI looks like it will actually work and was built for a controller first.

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Seventizz (on 04 August 2015)

Wait, I like it the way it is now. It's super easy to navigate with only a few clicks to get anywhere. Is the upgrade mandatory?

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lukeperryglover Seventizz (on 04 August 2015)

It eventually will be. You'll most likely have to install it to have windows 10 running on it and to run backwards compatible games, as all of that comes out at that time. I agree though, that the way it looks now is better, but it currently runs like shit.

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Ganoncrotch (on 04 August 2015)

Wow $35 for the chatpad, that's nuts.

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Mystro-Sama Ganoncrotch (on 04 August 2015)

And its made out of old tech that can fit in the palm of your hand. What a rip off.

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lukeperryglover Ganoncrotch (on 04 August 2015)

That's not too bad. It works on PC too and is programmable.... ...the one for 360 (if im remembering correctly) was about that price too.

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ArchangelMadzz (on 04 August 2015)

Is it my Fanboyism speaking or does it look like a vertical PS4 UI?

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Zackasaurus-rex ArchangelMadzz (on 04 August 2015)

Nope, you're correct.

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Seventizz ArchangelMadzz (on 04 August 2015)

Never played a ps4 do I have no clue.

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lukeperryglover ArchangelMadzz (on 04 August 2015)

Well sort of. It seems like there's menu bars horizontally & vertically. I prefer the way it looks now, but if its faster...

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