The Xbox One continues to roll with huge sales numbers and expansion to countries like China and other places around the world. Late Tuesday night marked another milestone for the next-generation console, with the May update which will increase expandability and Games With Gold.
The May Update for the Xbox One has been featured by lots of gaming blogs and news sites, and featured as well by Microsoft’s Major Nelson. The updates will give users a number of updates, expansion possibilities, and new promotions that users can take advantage of soon.
May Update Features
With the Xbox One May Update, Microsoft is allowing users to install external storage drives to their Xbox One consoles. This will help users get beyond the 500 GB hard drive, and expand to 2TB and more via a simple hard drive addition. Users with a number of games have been waiting for this, and it is available now.
Other features included in the Xbox One May Update include the ability to use real names on Xbox Live. This makes it a lot easier to find friends, and make it easier to search through a long list of friends. Additionally, improved SmartGlass integration will be built into the update, and this adds to the multimedia experience.
Promos and Games With Gold
Microsoft is giving users is also rolling out updates to the Xbox One and Xbox 360 with this update, and updating their catalogue of apps. It will move a lot of apps that include Netflix, ESPN, and others from the Xbox Live Gold tier to the Xbox Live tier, and enable anyone with a console to enjoy it.
Hulu Plus will be running a promotion with Microsoft, and giving users a 3-month free trial of Hulu Plus during this time. Lastly, Microsoft is rolling out its great promotional tool, Games With Gold, to Xbox One users. This is a first for the Xbox One, and gives users free games for using Xbox Live Gold, and gives users more reasons to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold from Microsoft.
The May Update is a huge one for the Xbox One and Microsoft. It continues to show how Microsoft is listening, and giving users what they want now.