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The wait is finally over, Microsoft has started rolling out the long-awaited Windows 10-inspired New Xbox One Experience update.

The update started rolling out earlier today at 12:01 a.m. PT (3:01 a.m. ET). However, Microsoft notes that not everyone will get the update at the same time, so don’t panic if you are still waiting.

Here’s how to get the update:

  • If you use the Instant-on power mode (available via Settings ? Power & startup), your Xbox One will take the update in the background when you put your console into Connected Standby mode. As this is a global rolling launch, consoles in Connected Standby will be updated at various times throughout the day based on your time zone.
  • If your console is in Energy-saving mode, your Xbox One will not automatically download and install the update. To initiate the download and update process, you can go to Settings ? System to manually check if an update is available and choose ?Update Now?.

To accompany this update, Microsoft will also start rolling out backwards compatibility for Xbox One at 12:01 p.m. PT (3:01 p.m. ET) today, November 12th.

“To start playing your Xbox 360 games on Xbox One after this time, refresh your Game Collection to see your pre-purchased, digital Xbox 360 titles from the Backward Compatible title list in your ready to install queue or simply insert the disc for a supported Xbox 360 title and download the game to start playing it on Xbox One,” Xbox Live’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb adds.

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New Xbox One Experience rolling out now

By Matthew Bennett | 11/12/2015 12:14 PM PT

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The wait is finally over, Microsoft has started rolling out the long-awaited Windows 10-inspired New Xbox One Experience update.

The update started rolling out earlier today at 12:01 a.m. PT (3:01 a.m. ET). However, Microsoft notes that not everyone will get the update at the same time, so don’t panic if you are still waiting.

Here’s how to get the update:

  • If you use the Instant-on power mode (available via Settings ? Power & startup), your Xbox One will take the update in the background when you put your console into Connected Standby mode. As this is a global rolling launch, consoles in Connected Standby will be updated at various times throughout the day based on your time zone.
  • If your console is in Energy-saving mode, your Xbox One will not automatically download and install the update. To initiate the download and update process, you can go to Settings ? System to manually check if an update is available and choose ?Update Now?.

To accompany this update, Microsoft will also start rolling out backwards compatibility for Xbox One at 12:01 p.m. PT (3:01 p.m. ET) today, November 12th.

“To start playing your Xbox 360 games on Xbox One after this time, refresh your Game Collection to see your pre-purchased, digital Xbox 360 titles from the Backward Compatible title list in your ready to install queue or simply insert the disc for a supported Xbox 360 title and download the game to start playing it on Xbox One,” Xbox Live’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb adds.

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About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89