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Microsoft are really hitting full steam with their Xbox One OS updates as we can expect near monthly updates to the system. We’ve got our hands on February’s update details including better theme support and more detailed information about your games. Let’s take a look.

Game Hubs:

XBox One February OS Update

Game Hubs will be familiar to PlayStation 4 users, each game on there lets you see tons of details for each game under their icon in the OS. Xbox One game hubs are unique to each game and features details on your friends activity, game DVR clips, Twitch broadcasts and ultimately it really let you get more out of your games.

XBox One February OS Update

You can even follow the top players for each game and see how they’re playing the game to get some handy tips and tricks.

Theme Transparency:

XBox One February OS Update

Xbox took on a lot of user feedback on Theme backgrounds which were released last year. Previously, you could only set the image unlocked from your achievement as your background and nothing else. Now, you’ll be able to edit the transparency of most backgrounds to bring a greater level of customisability to the system.

TV Upgrades:

There’s a ton of updates to OneGuide and TV watching coming including streaming to your Android/Windows Phone device if you have the Digital TV tuner.

OneGuide for the Netherlands – Support for OneGuide will continue in preview for the Netherlands and the missing channels for the Netherlands OneGuide listings will become available over the next few weeks.

TV trending in OneGuide – As you scan the detailed OneGuide TV listings, you can see which shows are trending by a “Trending on Xbox” note and associated icon. Xbox – live TV trending is based on the number of Xbox One owners currently watching that show in each country, pulled from anonymous data collected at a national level. Currently, Xbox TV trending is available to all members in the U.S., UK and Canada.

Live TV trending (new countries) – France, Germany, Brazil and Mexico will begin seeing live TV trending data in Xbox OneGuide.

Improved control of TVs, set-top boxes and audio/video receivers – Xbox One will work even better with more devices. This month’s preview release contains updates to the IR blasting database for new models and addresses issues reported by our fan community.

“Trick play” with Xbox One Digital TV Tuner – Preview members with the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner in supported countries (UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain) will now be able to see video frames when fast-forwarding or rewinding paused TV on your Xbox One consoles.

Live TV streaming on Windows Phone and Android – We are continuing the preview of live TV streaming on Windows Phone and Android devices for Xbox One Digital TV Tuner owners in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

That’s it for this month! What do you think? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook or Twitter pages. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for reviews, previews, hands-ons and more.

Source: Major Nelson

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