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Xbox One to dashboard get customization options this month

This month’s scheduled Xbox One update will add support for custom themes, backgrounds and wallpapers to the system’s dashboard according to the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer. Microsoft has been steadily improving the Xbox One console every month since launch with these regular updates, adding in requested features to the system.

During a recent Inner Circle Podcast, Spencer said: “I was told themes and background pics are something that we are working on and screenshots, you know people beat me up on screenshots. The team has done a great job with the monthly updates, some of the things are just a prioritisation and are a time in development. But I know that people like to customize the look of their dash.”


No exact date has been given for the addition of theme support for the console but Spencer stated that it will definitely arrive, eventually: “I think both themes, backgrounds and screenshots are things I know people want so we are going to deliver on them. But we can’t give a when yet.”

Ever since the backlash Microsoft received from the original Xbox One announcement, it has been taking a heavy ‘consumer first’ approach, taking in feedback from system owners and working hard on regular updates to deliver the most requested, feasible features to the console. It’s helping too as Xbox One sales have been improving, although not enough to catch up to Sony’s Playstation 4.

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