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Xbox One June beta update now rolling out to preview members

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Posted on May 26, 2014 AT 02:59am

Microsoft has started rolling out a beta version of Xbox One’s June update to members of the preview program.

The update, announced last week, will add support for two external hard drives, the ability to share your real name with your friends, automatic sign in for one account, and more. The update started rolling out over the weekend, and should be with everyone who is in the program by now.

A preview of the update’s main features can be found below:

External Storage for your Games and Apps: This has been a much requested feature, and it’s here! With the June update preview, you can connect up to two external hard drives to use as extra storage for your Xbox One console. We have a detailed list of how to use this feature here, and you can discuss everything external storage related in the External Storage on Xbox One forums. Don’t forget to check out the FAQ!

Real Name Sharing: Now you can share your real name with your friends, and even with your friends-of-friends. Don’t worry though, you’re in total control – share your name with your entire friends list, or just a few. The next time you open the Friends app, you’ll receive a setup prompt. If you don’t receive the prompt, you can also access the setup by selecting My profile and Share real name.

Auto Sign-In: You requested this, and now you have it! With Auto-Sign In, you can now select an account to sign in automatically when you turn on your Xbox One. To enable this option, navigate to Settings > Preferences > Instant sign-in, and choose the account you wish to sign in automatically. The next time you turn on the system, you’ll be signed-in from the get-go!

Updated Store for Home: The Xbox Store has been redesigned and now includes featured content front and center with Game, Movie, Music, and App categories to the right. The search bar has also been moved, and it’s now an icon under the categories at the far right.

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