Microsoft has now made its latest firmware update available to everyone. This update will make a little change to the internal organs but your Xbox Live experience will remain the same as it is. Still then this is mainly an update to prepare your system for upcoming future updates and Microsoft’s Larry Hryb, also known as Major Nelson, confirmed on his blog that the update is now mandatory for all users.
“What’s in it, you ask? Behind the scenes foundational improvement that will not be visually noticeable, but will help enable an easy update this Fall,” Hryb confirmed. There is only one real update, and that’s for Australia and New Zealand users – Bing-powered Kinect voice search has been added for those regions. Hryb also noted that a weird issue in the update makes some controllers by third-party company Datel inoperable. Datel offers firmware updates for its devices to fix this.
Features Of This New Update
- Brand new video streaming options for live sporting events
- New ways to interact with your Xbox 360 through the Kinect’s voice recognition feature
- SmartGlass platform that allows users to use their smartphone or tablet as a second screen for the Xbox 360.
These are all the new features that you will get on the new update but Microsoft hasn’t provided any information as to when exactly those updates will be finally out publicly.