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Lates Xbox One Update Puts Microsoft On Direct Competition With Twitch [VIDEO]

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Microsoft has some big news for Xbox One gamers. The software company has just announced a major software update, bringing new features and bunch of improvements on board. Microsoft made the huge Xbox announcement this week.

According to Engadget, the Redmond-based software company has just released the latest Xbox One software update, bringing some new exciting features on board. The latest Xbox One update centers around a newly upgraded interface that are designed primarily for speed. The newly revamped interface now offers a much faster access to recent apps, background music controls, and game recording.

Some Xbox changes are made with multitasking in mind, these include a brand new achievement tracker and a new Cortana that puts the voice assistant into an overlay that won't make any disruption to the gamers. Additionally, the gameplay has also made more accessible thanks to a Copilot feature that splits controls between controllers, Engadget reported.

But the highlight of the Xbox One update is the new Beam Steaming feature, which allows gamers to broadcast their gaming adventure using Xbox built-in service instead of Twitch. With the Xbox's new gaming broadcasting service, Microsoft is mounting a challenge to Twitch, the undisputed leader in the fast-growing game streaming market.

Fortunately, Microsoft has some slight advantage in the upcoming livestreaming battle with Twitch. The new Beam Streaming service has been built in right into the user's Xbox Live account, which means that Xbox users won't need to load another app or software onto their game console before making their broadcasting.

In other Xbox One-related news, WWE 2K17 is now free to play this week on Xbox gaming console, GameSpot reported. The software giant has just announced a free play weekend for "WWE 2K17." The free play weekend will start on April 3, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. Xbox Live Gold members can play "WWE 2K17" as much as they want at no cost.

Playing the free game will not be a problem. The "WWE 2K17" free download will appear in the Gold Member area of the Xbox One dashboard. Xbox One owners can also download the wrestling game directly from the Microsoft Xbox Store.

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