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The New Xbox One Experience

The New Xbox One Experience

Introducing a completely re-imagined Xbox One experience that integrates the speed and versatility of Windows 10. Get faster access to the games, friends, and features that matter most. Start and join parties, add friends, and check messages without leaving full-game mode. View your friends’ activity feeds, find new challengers, and see what’s trending on Xbox Live in the new Community area. Whether you want to discover new movies and shows with the OneGuide or play with the best gamers on Xbox Live, the New Xbox One Experience gives you what you want, when you want it.

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50% Faster. 100% Inspired by gamers.

Get to many of your favourite gaming features up to 50% faster, so you can spend more time gaming. Select features are even faster*

Home screen

Get to the things you love faster and easier with the redesigned Home

Get faster access to your favourite games and content on Xbox One home, now you'll be able to access the games and apps you've most recently used, share your achievements and game clips with the Xbox Live community and get one-click access to Game Hubs - all from your home screen.

  • Faster performance
  • Improved game experience
  • Vertical scrolling allows faster access to activities and content
  • Expanded social content and engagement


Quickly access gaming essentials with the new guide, so you can spend more time gaming

With the new guide on Xbox One, gaming must-haves like party invites, messages, and notifications are just one button-push away. Access everything you want without ever leaving or pausing your game.


Notifications provide you with fast access to your friends’ activities, unlocked achievements, party invites, and messages.


See which of your friends are signed-in and what they’re playing. Create or respond to party invites, so you can get started playing together instantly.


Interact and use voice commands to respond directly to messages without ever leaving your game.

New gamehub screen

Stay connected and engaged with your favourite games through Game Hubs

With one-click access to Game Hubs, get updates on your favourite games directly from game developers and engage with content developed and shared by the Xbox Live community.

  • Follow your favourite games and game developers to receive the latest news and updates
  • See which of your Xbox Live friends are playing and have recently played the games you love
  • Compare your gamerscore, achievements and other game stats with your Xbox Live friends

Community screen

Your Xbox One is more social with the new Community area

In the new Community area, see the latest updates and interact with the Xbox Live community by liking, commenting on, and sharing your favourite content.

  • Quick access to latest updates from friends and game developers through the Activity Feed
  • Avatars are back and fully customisable
  • Directly like, comment and share content with friends

Sign in to see your Activity Feed

Xbox One Guide

OneGuide becomes your convenient destination for live TV and video apps

  • See a list of trending live TV shows from across the Xbox Live community
  • TV listings come up instantly and in full-screen
  • Browse for other content to watch with picture-in-picture - without interrupting your current show
  • The new App channels area displays the latest movies, TV shows, and videos highlighted by the apps you care about

See the Xbox One Apps

Games Store

Quickly find the games and content you want in the optimised Store

  • The store now expands to four easy to explore areas: Games, Apps, Movies & TV and Music
  • Browse through intuitive categories like Featured Staff Picks, New Releases, Top Played, Top Rated, Coming Soon, and Recommendations
  • Discover new and interesting content through a new vertical gallery view that brings more listings at a glance

See the latest Xbox One games

Backward Compatibility

Play Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One

Now you can play a growing number of your Xbox 360 games on Xbox One at no additional cost. With over 100 titles slated for this fall, and hundreds more in the months to come, Xbox One is now the best place to play your Xbox 360 games.

  • Keep your game saves, game add-ons, achievements, and Gamerscore
  • Enjoy the advanced features of your Xbox One like Game DVR, Screenshots and Windows 10 streaming
  • Play multiplayer with your friends no matter which console they’re on
  • Xbox One Backward Compatibility works with disc-based and digital games

View the Backward Compatible game library

New features

  • Xbox One backward compatibility
    Play Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One
    When you’re playing an Xbox 360 game on Xbox One, it’s just like you’re on Xbox 360. Your game saves, add-ons, achievements, and Gamerscore all carry over, and you can continue to play multiplayer with friends.
    View the Backward Compatible game library
  • Gameplay streaming
    Stream Xbox games to Windows 10 PCs in your home
    Stream your favourite Xbox games to any Windows 10 PC in your home. With your laptop and Xbox controller, you can play Halo in your bedroom, kitchen, or wherever your Wi-Fi goes.**
    **Stream to one device at a time with supported games
    Learn more about gaming on Windows 10
  • Game Hub
    Dive deep with Game Hubs
    With Game Hubs, you can check out the activity feeds for your favourite games and access the best content from players across Xbox Live. Ensure the latest info always appears in your activity feed by directly following a game, and compare achievements with friends and top leaderboards.
  • Customise settings
    Customize your experience
    Personalise your Xbox One experience with your Gamertag, Gamerpic, and profile. Change the background image of your Xbox One, choose your preferred accent colour, and customise your avatar through the Avatar editor.
  • Button mapping
    Remap your Xbox Elite and Xbox One Wireless Controllers
    With controller remapping, you can reassign button, thumbstick, and trigger inputs to fit your playstyle. Switch the left and right triggers if you’d like, or the left and right thumbsticks. Change the functionality of each button. Remapping works for both the standard Xbox One Wireless Controller and the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller.

Controller commands

  • Get to your game collection and pins
    From Home, jump straight down to your games and apps collection by pressing the . Jump back up to the top by pressing the .
  • Quickly access the guide from home or your game
    Access the guide from anywhere by double tapping the on your controller.
  • Get to Community, OneGuide and Store instantly
    Use the and on your controller to move across screens quickly.
  • Play Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One
    Send game invites and start parties the way you do on Xbox 360, using the Xbox guide. Open it by pressing and at the same time.
  • Take a screenshot
    When you’re in a game and you see something you want a screen capture of, double-tap on your controller and then press . A notification will confirm your screenshot
  • Record a game clip
    To record a 30-second game clip from within your game, double-tap on your controller and then press when you’re ready to record. A notification will confirm your game clip recorded.

The New Xbox Experience Tutorial Videos

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*Many popular UI features with new, free software upgrade. As compared to current Xbox One experience.

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