Details about what was to come in the June Xbox One update were revealed
back in May, and now that update has begun to roll out to users. This time around Microsoft put special focus on the addition of external storage, the ability to add your real name to make it easier for friends to identify, and more SmartGlass features, giving users more control over TV viewing and DVR recording, as well as pin organizing. Users will also notice that the Store tab on the console has received an overhaul, with several featured items taking center stage, and then the different store categories pinned to the side, with a Search pin also in a convenient, visible location.
As an extra tidbit of information regarding SmartGlass, for those who use iOS and Android versions of the app, an update containing the new features is now available. Larry Hyrb noted on Twitter, that those who are using either Windows or Windows Phone should expect the update to come any time now.
Here is the walkthrough video from May, in case you need a refresher of what is coming in today's update:
There is good news for all Xbox users across the board as well. June will see the arrival of the over 180 apps between Xbox One and Xbox 360 become available to use for all members, regardless of Xbox Live Gold status. An update to enable that change has been applied to the Xbox 360, which is also now available to download. Soon, Hulu will also be rolling out a free 3-month trial of Hulu Plus for those members who are
Xbox Live Gold subscribers in the U.S., and not already a subscriber of Hulu Plus.
As a reminder, you now have the ability to update your Xbox One console on demand. Simply go to Settings -> System -> System Update to begin downloading / installing.