Microsoft Brings FastStart, Game Grouping, More With Xbox's July Update

Xbox One rolls out FastStart feature to speed up downloads

The two big caveats here, though, are that games need to be FastStart-enabled by Microsoft and you'll need a download speed of around 20Mbps.

There are some more minor improvements as well.

FastStart uses machine learning to identify which files are needed first and prioritize those downloads so you can jump into a game faster while the rest of the file finishes. This update was previously tested with Xbox Insiders last month and comes with FastStart on select games, the Groups feature in Games and Apps, and more.

Idris Elba Lands Villain Role in Johnson and Statham's Fast & Furious Spinoff
Fans have loved the character of Hobbs as well, and with the upcoming spinoff, his popularity is likely to grow even further. The spinoff stars Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in their respective roles as Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw .

Anthony Bourdain’s Will Revealed: Who Inherits His Fortune?
People reports that the court will appoint a guardian to protect Ariane's interests in her father's estate because she is a minor. Anthony was dating Asia Argento at the time of this death, but the will was written in 2016 while he was still married.

Barton 1792 whiskey warehouse collapses
Now, the company is looking to build a new warehouse with hopes of salvaging the barrels that are still intact. No injuries were reported, but it is now not yet known how much (alcohol) our country has lost.

Both Xbox and PlayStation include similar features which allow users to play your game when a certain amount of the game has been downloaded - in Xbox's case, it's called "ready to start". The update will include "FastStart", which is a feature created to address one of the biggest frustrations of modern gaming: Being forced to wait for your titles to download before you can play them. It's that simple. What's more, it's now enabled for select English language titles in our Xbox Game Pass catalog, and will expand to more games in more languages over time.

Also, Groups are finally available. There's also a mechanic that allows you to track other players in order to hunt them down and take them out. Best of all, Groups are tied to your Xbox Live account, so they will automatically sync across multiple Xbox One consoles. We've started you off with a Group that should look very familiar - your Pins! The system-wide search feature is also now more accessible, with the new Y shortcut whenever you are in the dashboard. Mixer can now work with full screen broadcasting for webcams - JOY. You will be able to see a full list of supported titles here, though it hadn't been updated at the time this article was being written.

The July Xbox update launches later today. They've updated the Mixer Share controller option on the web, added multi-touch support for Mixer Share on touch devices, and added a channel leaderboard for viewers who've contributed to a channel during Share Controller sessions.

Related:

  • Silent march in France to protest police killing of driver

    Silent march in France to protest police killing of driver

    A woman who filmed the incident has contradicted the police's account and an investigation has been opened. Local residents have been deeply upset by the scale of the destruction caused by the riots.
    Britain demands answers from Russian Federation  over second nerve agent poisoning

    Britain demands answers from Russian Federation over second nerve agent poisoning

    Officials are also working to decontaminate the area in hopes of avoiding any additional exposures. Sajid Javid gave the latest report on the two people found unresponsive in the town of Amesbury .
    Japan executes sarin attack cult leader

    Japan executes sarin attack cult leader

    The cult went underground after the 1995 attack, but did not disappear, eventually renaming itself Aleph or Hikari no Wa. The former leader of the Aum Shinrikyo (Supreme Truth) doomsday cult and several of its members were executed on Friday.
  • Border Patrol operations in Down East Maine alarm Canadian fishermen

    Border Patrol operations in Down East Maine alarm Canadian fishermen

    At least 10 Canadian fishing boats from New Brunswick have been intercepted in the past two weeks off the coast of ME by U.S. Global Affairs Canada distributed a brief email saying it is investigating "incidents that occurred in Canadian waters".
    Beryl becomes 1st hurricane of 2018 season

    Beryl becomes 1st hurricane of 2018 season

    The NHC noted that it's possible for the storm to deteriorate to an open wave before hitting the Lesser Antilles on Monday. That's good news for Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands pummeled by a nasty hurricane season in 2017.
    Ex-Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years over corruption

    Ex-Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years over corruption

    Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by an anti-corruption court in Islamabad. If Maryam and Safdar are convicted in the case, they will be barred from contesting the general elections on July 25.
  • Ariana Grande Responds to Pete Davidson's Joke About the Manchester Bombing

    Do you understand where Ariana is coming through on this one? Hodgson also said she believed Grande "would be horrified too". When one fan tweeted that Davidson's joke was "not amusing , it's just rude", Grande offered a thoughtful reply.
    More human remains found at home linked to Bruce McArthur

    More human remains found at home linked to Bruce McArthur

    Dickinson is one of more than a dozen officers now working the McArthur case, and has been tapped to eventually testify during Mr. Idsinga said identifying the newly discovered remains could take months depending on their condition and the testing required.
    Caught On Camera: Woman Fell Out Of Moving SUV

    Caught On Camera: Woman Fell Out Of Moving SUV

    Investigators are talking with the people who were in it and the vehicle's owner. They were travelling with Mills 22-year-old sister and her 1-year-old son.
  • Fortnite's Playground Mode Vanishes on 12th July, But It Will Be Back

    Fortnite's Playground Mode Vanishes on 12th July, But It Will Be Back

    While it's now finally active and working as intended, it is a limited time mode, and as such won't be in rotation forever. Fortnite Playground eventually came back online on Tuesday, with the new LTM mode available to play since then.
    Apple Reportedly Dumps Intel's Upcoming 5G Modem for 2020 iPhone

    Apple Reportedly Dumps Intel's Upcoming 5G Modem for 2020 iPhone

    These Intel Radio chips are internally codenamed "Sunny Peak" and Intel has halted the production for its chips. Reportedly , Apple has notified Intel that it will no longer use its mobile modem for its next-gen iPhone .
    Federer and Serena exude class

    Federer and Serena exude class

    Roger Federer and Serena Williams will try to avoid further upsets at Wimbledon as the third round begins on Friday. It was her 16th straight victory at Wimbledon, although she missed last year's tournament while pregnant.

Comments

Latest news

Malaysia’s Mahathir to Visit China After Putting $20B of Projects on Ice
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng had already raised questions over the payments for the pipeline projects to CPPB last month. On May 29, Mahathir announced that his new government would renegotiate terms of the ECRL deal.

Passenger Unintentionally Pairs Strangers On Flight, Documents Budding Romance On Twitter
To finish off her tweets and sum things up, Rosey simply stated: "They're gonna fall in love, and get married, and have babies!" Being the health buffs they were, the pair chose to share a cheese protein board and were soon after sharing family photos.

Texas mom shoots man trying to steal SUV with her kids inside
Booker-Hicks and her kids were not hurt. "I'm not a killer or anything like that, but I do believe in defending what's mine". The mother said she went easy on him and that Wright deserved more than he got for trying to take her children and auto .

EU package does not cover all demands of Iran
Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas speaks during a news conference in Dublin, Ireland, April 12, 2018. He promised to reinstate the previous anti-Iranian sanctions and even impose tighter ones.

PM 'confident' he did nothing inappropriate at B.C
Tory is meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this morning to discuss the issue as well as Toronto's escalating gun violence. Justin Trudeau at the second annual Kokanee Summit in Creston, B.C., on August 6, 2000.

Chance The Rapper Engaged On 4th Of July
Chance and Kirsten previously split up following the birth of their daughter and they attended court to decide on child support. As she accepts his proposal, Chance grabs their 2-year-old daughter Kensli Bennett for a group hug.

Sounds Like Meghan Markle Has Adopted British Accent
It's the first time Meghan has worn a bright colour on an engagement with Harry since their marriage in May. She also talked about her wedding with a woman who complimented her on her bridal look.

Dallas woman goes viral after playing matchmaker on plane
On a July 2 flight from NY to Dallas, Blair and her boyfriend apparently swapped seats with a woman so they could sit together. As of Thursday afternoon, the Twitter thread had drawn just less than 840,000 likes and more than 340,000 retweets.

MacBook Pro Refresh Specs Possibly Outed By Geekbench Score
The eight-generation Core i7-8559U CPU in this device has a base frequency of 2.7GHz, but a maximum turbo speed of 4.5GHz. The 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro uses a dual-core Intel chip and benchmarks at around 4600 single-core and 9500 multi-core.

Scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns
The EPA was established in 1970 to protect human health and the environment. Andrew Wheeler , the No. 2 official at EPA, will now take over the agency.

Is Rajinikanth Too A Part Of 'Fanney Khan'?
Bharathi, Rajiv Tandon & Krishan Kumar, Kussum Arora & Nishant Pitti, Fanney Khan marks the directorial debut of Atul Manjrekar. Anil Kapoor plays the eponymous Fanney Khan , a middle-class man who dreamt of being a singer like Mohammad Rafi in his youth.

Hamas apps target phones, Israel says
If the soldier opens the link, a warning pops up, and they have to meet their commanding officers to debrief on online security. All applications had between 400 to 500 downloads before being removed from the Google App store.

Israel tells Khan Al-Ahmar Palestinians leave by Friday
The village had been built without an Israeli permit, but Palestinians say they are impossible to obtain. Israel authorities say they have offered villagers an alternative site.

Japan hangs doomsday cult members who attacked subway with sarin
Thirteen people died in the attack, while more than 6,000 were sickened with symptoms that included being blinded or paralyzed. A Japanese government spokesman confirmed Asahara's death and said six other members of Aum Shinrikyo had also been executed.

Protesters sing and chant outside of President Trump rally in Great Falls
At a previous rally in Minnesota , Trump mocked a protestor who had long hair. A Waters spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Other news