Xbox One is finally set to get background music next month. Microsoft has confirmed that the Windows 10 Anniversary update will roll out on August 2 and allow the console to play background music, which is a feature that users have been asking about for quite some time now.
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Prior to this, the background music streaming option was available in Xbox 360. It allowed players to play music from external music players or hard drives while playing games. This feature, however, wasn’t available in Xbox One.
Back in November 2015, Xbox director of program management, Mike Ybarra, said during a podcast that Microsoft would surprise the fans by implementing the feature. So, there might also be some other surprises on the way, with Microsoft not detailing how the feature will be implemented in their blog post.
The anniversary update will also allow users to select whatever language they want their system to use regardless of which region they are living in. This would definitely provide some relief to the people whose first language is not the same as that of the country he/she lives in.
The cross-platform purchases option will also be available after the update as the Windows Store will be unified in order to support Microsoft’s Xbox Play Anywhere initiative. The users can also opt to talk to Cortana instead of the console directly after the update, which will allow voice commands without having to use a Kinect.