New Xbox Home Screen Will Be Available to Testers This Week

It offers easy navigation and more.

Microsoft will be rolling out a new version of the Xbox Home Screen to testers this week in a new post.

Microsoft has recently been experimenting with various changes to the Xbox Home Screen consoles for many months now and this time a new updated version just got revealed. This new design will be released to Xbox Insiders in the Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha groups later this week. The new updated version is said to have been based on the feedback from the earlier tests.

“Starting this week, users in the Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha rings will be able to preview a new version of their Home experience,” said Senior Product Manager Lead Ivy Krislov. “This updated design incorporates the feedback we’ve heard from you along with all the learnings from our earlier experiments.”

Here are new contents that the latest version will include:

  1. Provides easy navigation to your library, the Microsoft Store, Xbox Game Pass, search, and settings at the very top of your Home by introducing a new quick access menu.
  2. Simplifies the layout and makes more space for you to see your background by reducing the size of some of the tiles and moving them to the bottom of the screen.
  3. Adds a responsive game art feature to update the default background and show off the beautiful art associated with each title when you hover over the tiles.

This will only be available on Xbox Insider for now, but it could be released later after testing.

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