By default, your Xbox One will automatically dim the screen after a set amount of time. This saves on energy and can help prevent issues like image retention in certain types of TVs. Instead of waiting for the screen to automatically dim, however, there’s a way to manually trigger it at any time. Here’s how it works.
When using the Xbox One interface, Microsoft lets users browse for games in the Xbox Store by a number of categories, but there’s no clear way to browse by genre. Here’s how to use the Xbox Store search to roll your own genre-based categories.
The latest Xbox One system update introduces custom button mapping for standard Xbox One controllers, meaning that you’ll no longer need to drop $150 on an Xbox One Elite controller just to get the button layout you want. Here’s how it works.
If you’re looking to pick up an Xbox One, now might be the time. In addition to the free games that already come with the various console bundles, you can pick up an additional free game this week with the purchase of an Xbox One.
Microsoft surprised the industry at E3 by announcing “native” backward-compatibility to play Xbox 360 games on Xbox One. But before you toss your Xbox 360 console out the window, you’ll want to check out the full details. The ability to play Xbox 360 games on Xbox One is indeed great news, but there are several important factors to consider.
Microsoft may be focused on the Xbox One, but it hasn’t forgotten about the Xbox 360. The company today released a system update that brings long-awaited support for larger external hard drives (up to 2TB), along with some minor UI and account management improvements.
The Plex development team announced today the limited launch of the official Plex client for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The app mirrors the look and feel of its Xbox counterpart, and is limited initially to Plex Pass members.
The Xbox One July System Update will introduce Achievement Snap, a long-awaited feature that lets gamers view and track their achievement progress in real time without leaving their games. The feature leverages the Xbox One’s Snap functionality.
Microsoft revealed this week that the Xbox One’s Kinect sensor consumes a small amount of the console’s primary resources in order to operate, and that ditching the accessory can give optimized games a performance boost of up to 10 percent.
Microsoft is gearing up for the Xbox One’s June update, which will finally add long-awaited support for external hard drives. Other new features include the ability to associate real names with gamer profiles, new Xbox Live Gold membership benefits, and expanded support for the console’s TV features.