Microsoft Rewards app is now available for everyone on Xbox One

Joanna Estrada
July 6, 2018

Microsoft is rolling out an update for Xbox users that includes a feature called FastStart, which is created to get users playing games more quickly once they buy them - up to two times as fast as they have been up to this point. Simply find the FastStart-enabled title you want to play in our catalog, hit "Download" and your console will take care of the rest.

FastStart works by applying machine learning to identify which parts of the game are required for full-fledged gameplay. The update introduces FastStart, a new tech that will let you start playing new games quickly. The update is version 1806, and it's what would be considered to be a minor feature update.

According to Microsoft, games that utilize the feature will half the amount of time it takes from when a download begins to the moment you're actually able to play it.

Microsoft is also introducing the ability to group games and apps, which essentially allows you to make collections or folders of your games to make your collection more organized and easier to search.

Downloading a game from online storefronts like Steam or the Xbox Live Marketplace is the modern equivalent of waiting for your modem to connect to the internet circa 1998: They're both long, arduous processes that we all know can happen much faster than they do. Whereas Fortnite has you building structures and placing traps, The Darwin Project gives you the task of constructing weapons, traps, and other survival equipment in order to get the upper hand on your opponents. You can now press the Y button anywhere on the dashboard to bring up the search box and look for Settings, Games, or products in the store.

You can download the app for free here. This update also brings "stability improvements" come in many forms, but Microsoft notes specifically that broadcasting bandwidth-heavy multiplayer gaming should improve. Full Screen Broadcasting on MixerWhile streaming, players can now switch to full screen with their webcam at any time.

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