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  1. Jez Corden's Avatar
    So Microsoft has been adding tons of new features to Xbox Live over time, we now have Arena tournaments and custom gamerpics, to name just a couple.

    However, there's still tons of features that PSN and Steam and other gaming platforms have that Xbox Live is still missing. What are some of your biggest feature requests?

    For me, I really want to see gifting and wishlists hit Xbox Live, they could throw in basket purchasing too so we don't have to go around individually selecting different movies/games during sales etc. What do you think?
    07-17-2017 09:33 AM
  2. ucyimDa_Ruler's Avatar
    So Microsoft has been adding tons of new features to Xbox Live over time, we now have Arena tournaments and custom gamerpics, to name just a couple.

    However, there's still tons of features that PSN and Steam and other gaming platforms have that Xbox Live is still missing. What are some of your biggest feature requests?

    For me, I really want to see gifting and wishlists hit Xbox Live, they could throw in basket purchasing too so we don't have to go around individually selecting different movies/games during sales etc. What do you think?
    Upcoming DVR is what I always wanted.

    I was stupid when I bought the XBOX. I live by a single rule - "Never buy technology for what it can do tomorrow. Buy it for what it can do today."

    Summer Update took away voice navigation on UWP applications like Groove and Netflix. After severe complaining I found out the SDK doesn't yet support it. I can't multitask like cook in the kitchen and navigate around apps anymore.

    Microsoft is killing my rule because they abandon features without much notice and consideration that people purchased the product for it.
    07-17-2017 10:48 AM
  3. Nima Chalebyani's Avatar
    So Microsoft has been adding tons of new features to Xbox Live over time, we now have Arena tournaments and custom gamerpics, to name just a couple.

    However, there's still tons of features that PSN and Steam and other gaming platforms have that Xbox Live is still missing. What are some of your biggest feature requests?

    For me, I really want to see gifting and wishlists hit Xbox Live, they could throw in basket purchasing too so we don't have to go around individually selecting different movies/games during sales etc. What do you think?
    Spotify!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! With playback functions during gaming.
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    07-17-2017 10:54 AM
  4. GhostITMG's Avatar

    Summer Update took away voice navigation on UWP applications like Groove and Netflix. After severe complaining I found out the SDK doesn't yet support it. I can't multitask like cook in the kitchen and navigate around apps anymore.

    Microsoft is killing my rule because they abandon features without much notice and consideration that people purchased the product for it.
    This more than anything has really disappointed me. I spent the money on 2 Xbox One's both with Kinnects so I could use the voice navigation, and now it's largely gone. Sure I can still launch and app with my voice, but I can't really control it beyond that except for playing and pausing.

    I would love to be able to set any app as a default startup app. Not just TV. I recently cut the cord and would be really happy if I could have Hulu open upon startup since that's now where I get my live TV from.
    07-17-2017 10:55 AM
  5. FearL0rd's Avatar
    So Microsoft has been adding tons of new features to Xbox Live over time, we now have Arena tournaments and custom gamerpics, to name just a couple.

    However, there's still tons of features that PSN and Steam and other gaming platforms have that Xbox Live is still missing. What are some of your biggest feature requests?

    For me, I really want to see gifting and wishlists hit Xbox Live, they could throw in basket purchasing too so we don't have to go around individually selecting different movies/games during sales etc. What do you think?
    PC games to XBOX streaming
    Renfek and dgr_874 like this.
    07-17-2017 11:38 AM
  6. BillGriffin724's Avatar
    I'm still waiting for the XBox One to be a Miracast receiver so that I can project my Surface onto my TV via the XBox without using some external dongle. Windows 10 PCs can be a receiver. Why can't the XBox One do the same since it is running Windows 10 as well? Why didn't the "Wireless Display" app ever ship?
    07-17-2017 11:54 AM
  7. cgluch's Avatar
    Wishlists and PC streaming to Xbox (which would probably also entail keyboard and mouse support)
    Max Omni likes this.
    07-17-2017 11:54 AM
  8. HeyCori's Avatar
    So Microsoft has been adding tons of new features to Xbox Live over time, we now have Arena tournaments and custom gamerpics, to name just a couple.

    However, there's still tons of features that PSN and Steam and other gaming platforms have that Xbox Live is still missing. What are some of your biggest feature requests?

    For me, I really want to see gifting and wishlists hit Xbox Live, they could throw in basket purchasing too so we don't have to go around individually selecting different movies/games during sales etc. What do you think?
    A fast UI :p

    But seriously, it's slow and messy looking.

    Also, for Cortana to function more like Alexa with the ability to control multiple aspects of a smart home, set calendar info, read audio books, and other stuff.
    07-17-2017 11:57 AM
  9. QBiG1970's Avatar
    So Microsoft has been adding tons of new features to Xbox Live over time, we now have Arena tournaments and custom gamerpics, to name just a couple.

    However, there's still tons of features that PSN and Steam and other gaming platforms have that Xbox Live is still missing. What are some of your biggest feature requests?

    For me, I really want to see gifting and wishlists hit Xbox Live, they could throw in basket purchasing too so we don't have to go around individually selecting different movies/games during sales etc. What do you think?
    Refunds, when a game isn't what I expected, also CORTANA, still no Cortana in Netherlands!
    07-17-2017 12:15 PM
  10. todd7900's Avatar
    Cortana functionality like Alexa or Google Home and DVR.
    07-17-2017 12:52 PM
  11. Monte Constable1's Avatar
    PC game streaming. Faster UI. No ads. Customizable categories i.e. let me Choose if I want store as home or games or ...
    07-17-2017 12:57 PM
  12. gregsedwards's Avatar
    Ok, so this isn't specifically an Xbox Live rant, but here goes:

    Xbox needs full mouse and keyboard support, at least in the non-game parts of the UI. And I suppose I'd like to see Bluetooth support along with that, at least as an option for non-gaming audio and peripherals. The thing is, I use my Xbox One as a media device probably more than I do as a gaming machine. I like that I can use the Chatpad as a keyboard, and it's cool that I can plug wired headphones into the controller, but that controller is literally covered with buttons and triggers that can destroy my watching/listening experience with one errant touch. I still have a few HTPCs around my home, and I much prefer the way I can simply use any pair of Bluetooth headphones I want.

    I'd also like to see improvements in Cortana-based voice commands throughout the UI. My nearby Alexa-powered Echo Dot puts the Cortana-powered Xbox voice commands to shame, both in terms of responsiveness and natural interactivity. At the very least, they need to come up with a way that saying "Hey Cortana" isn't required between literally. every. freaking. command. Also, they need to figure out a way to stagger Cortana-powered voice interactions across multiple devices. For instance, when I say, "Hey Cortana," within earshot of my Xbox, Windows phone, and PC, they all go into full-blown panic mode, and typically two of the three come back with "I'm sorry, I can't do this right now. Check back again after future updates." Ideally, one of those needs to tell the other two, "I got this." Maybe even a priority you can assign to devices. Something.

    They absolutely must figure out a better way for families to share content. I don't think I really appreciated the importance of this until I had multiple Xboxes in my home. For instance, the Xbox in my living room is my home console, but when my kids want to play Overwatch against each other, then I have to log into the secondary console first and then switch to my son's profile, so he can play. This is because I own the actual license for the game. And if my Kinect happens to see me wandering back through the living room in the middle of a match, then it instantly logs me out upstairs and ruins the kids' match. Sure, I could buy separate licenses for each kid, but c'mon! While I appreciate the need to properly license and restrict content, there should be some kind of inclusive family licensing that balances the ability for a reasonable number of simultaneous instances to be run by anyone in the family.

    There needs to be some way to guarantee input consistency for the soft keyboard/voice stuff. Some apps still use that weird, Xbox 360-era linear keyboard, while others like YouTube seem to roll their own entirely, which doesn't offer any kind of voice support. Either force app publishers to support the system-level keyboard, or provide some way of overriding it in apps that don't provide uniform support. If mobile apps aren't allowed to customize the input UI, then Xbox apps shouldn't be able to do it, either.

    Come with a simpler way for me to buy games for my kids. I might like to give my son his own digital copy of Overwatch (see above rant), but as soon as the Store sees it's already installed on the console (albeit under my login), then it replaces the "Buy" link with "Launch." It doesn't even provide an option to purchase it again. Regardless, the few times I have actually purchased content for my kids under their profiles, it has required me awkwardly putting a set amount of money in their MSAs from my credit card, which they can then spend on the game. I should be able to buy a specific title for someone else, and then just give them a code for it.

    I actually really like the parental control stuff, but it's too focused on me physically logging into the console to grant exceptions and extensions. My kids should be able to send a request, which I can pick up and respond to via my phone (either through the Xbox app or just a simple web form).
    07-17-2017 01:03 PM
  13. ferafv's Avatar
    Well I'd like to have game streaming by server to play games in my windows mobile or in my surface anywhere. Today I don't understand why the function of streaming by wifi was suspended. Other thing is the option to sell or give my digital games to other users.
    07-17-2017 01:19 PM
  14. Lothario#CB's Avatar
    Upcoming DVR is what I always wanted.
    ...they abandon features without much notice and consideration that people purchased the product for it.
    This. It's just rude. I purchased this device as a multipurpose console: a game console and an entertainment console. The gaming minority whined and much of the original entertainment focus got nerfed so that the console is truly "game first" now. Voice navigation, gesture navigation (with kinect). These things were insanely cool when it was first released but have moved away. I also used to be able to use my xbox remote for most things. Now most of my apps (notably, the new Spectrum app) don't really support it. Not to mention the DVR wish item.

    I don't mind adding new things for gamers. I'm a gamer. I have many games on this thing. I do mind it coming at the cost of all the other forms of entertainment that the console previously supported. (the new "home" still sucks).

    What do I want? More "other" entertainment focus and support for the third party app makers so they will add/upgrade their xbox win 10 apps.
    07-17-2017 01:25 PM
  15. Aaron McCarthy's Avatar
    I'm still waiting for the XBox One to be a Miracast receiver so that I can project my Surface onto my TV via the XBox without using some external dongle. Windows 10 PCs can be a receiver. Why can't the XBox One do the same since it is running Windows 10 as well? Why didn't the "Wireless Display" app ever ship?
    This is pretty much the number one feature I am looking for as well!
    breaker119 likes this.
    07-17-2017 01:41 PM
  16. Aaron McCarthy's Avatar
    The Cortana thing bugs me too. My main living space is fairly open concept. So even though the Xbox one and my PC are probably 15 or 20 feet apart. When I am in the living room and ask Cortana something my PC picks it up too (as well as my lumia 950 xl). It's at the point where I really don't use Cortana to interact on my PC knowing that the Xbox (and my phone) will pick it up to. I don't know how they could implement the proximity or priority aspect of this BUT letting us change the key words to call up Cortana, or just the ability to rename Cortana would help with this drastically. Before the big update on Xbox you would say "Xbox... On" or whatever. If we could just rename Cortana to "Xbox" even that would be helpful.
    breaker119 likes this.
    07-17-2017 01:46 PM
  17. randyoaks187's Avatar
    So Microsoft has been adding tons of new features to Xbox Live over time, we now have Arena tournaments and custom gamerpics, to name just a couple.

    However, there's still tons of features that PSN and Steam and other gaming platforms have that Xbox Live is still missing. What are some of your biggest feature requests?

    For me, I really want to see gifting and wishlists hit Xbox Live, they could throw in basket purchasing too so we don't have to go around individually selecting different movies/games during sales etc. What do you think?
    A integrated TV tuner and DVR capabilities. I could go on and on about the reasons why, but in the age of cord cutting it seems like would be such a discriminator over competing consoles. It really doesn't cost much, my only thought is that MS might feel this would anger partners, but I don't see it that way (except for maybe cable companies, but they all suck anyways). The more cord cutters there are, the more people subscribe to Netflix, Hulu, Sling, and rent movies potentially from MS themselves.
    hyjuki87 and SvenJ like this.
    07-17-2017 03:30 PM
  18. Eric Hamilton's Avatar
    The OTA DVR needs to show up. But I know now that it will not. The cable companies don't need the competition, so they sent a wise guy over to Microsoft and said, "So, it be a shame if sumpthen happens to yas if the DVR feature was added to the Xbox!!" So, Microsoft caved in to the pressure and now, no OTA DVR, because the Cable companies don't need it to be easy for cable cutters to be able to record TV off the air.
    SvenJ likes this.
    07-17-2017 03:33 PM
  19. dgr_874's Avatar
    Upcoming DVR is what I always wanted.

    I was stupid when I bought the XBOX. I live by a single rule - "Never buy technology for what it can do tomorrow. Buy it for what it can do today."

    Summer Update took away voice navigation on UWP applications like Groove and Netflix. After severe complaining I found out the SDK doesn't yet support it. I can't multitask like cook in the kitchen and navigate around apps anymore.

    Microsoft is killing my rule because they abandon features without much notice and consideration that people purchased the product for it.
    You are not the only one. I gave up my Media Center when I saw them demo the DVR. What a fool I was.
    hyjuki87 likes this.
    07-17-2017 04:08 PM
  20. dgr_874's Avatar
    I'm still waiting for the XBox One to be a Miracast receiver so that I can project my Surface onto my TV via the XBox without using some external dongle. Windows 10 PCs can be a receiver. Why can't the XBox One do the same since it is running Windows 10 as well? Why didn't the "Wireless Display" app ever ship?
    I can send stuff to my Xbox with my Android phone but not with my W10M. SMH.
    07-17-2017 04:10 PM
  21. jeffchapik's Avatar
    Universal device support, ie. keyboards, flight sticks, racing wheels, etc.

    Parental controls that actually work, like on the 360. I have hour limits and time of day limits set for my son. When he reaches them, a warning pops up but then nothing else happens. He just keeps on playing.
    sniperboywc likes this.
    07-17-2017 04:16 PM
  22. drkrat's Avatar
    The snap mode replacement.
    07-17-2017 04:27 PM
  23. sniperboywc's Avatar
    When is the Xbox One going to get flight stick support like the PS4?? Since the Xbox One is based on the Windows 10 OS, it should be pretty easy fix.
    07-17-2017 05:17 PM
  24. MorganRW's Avatar
    Ok, so this isn't specifically an Xbox Live rant, but here goes:

    Xbox needs full mouse and keyboard support, at least in the non-game parts of the UI. And I suppose I'd like to see Bluetooth support along with that, at least as an option for non-gaming audio and peripherals. The thing is, I use my Xbox One as a media device probably more than I do as a gaming machine. I like that I can use the Chatpad as a keyboard, and it's cool that I can plug wired headphones into the controller, but that controller is literally covered with buttons and triggers that can destroy my watching/listening experience with one errant touch. I still have a few HTPCs around my home, and I much prefer the way I can simply use any pair of Bluetooth headphones I want.

    I'd also like to see improvements in Cortana-based voice commands throughout the UI. My nearby Alexa-powered Echo Dot puts the Cortana-powered Xbox voice commands to shame, both in terms of responsiveness and natural interactivity. At the very least, they need to come up with a way that saying "Hey Cortana" isn't required between literally. every. freaking. command. Also, they need to figure out a way to stagger Cortana-powered voice interactions across multiple devices. For instance, when I say, "Hey Cortana," within earshot of my Xbox, Windows phone, and PC, they all go into full-blown panic mode, and typically two of the three come back with "I'm sorry, I can't do this right now. Check back again after future updates." Ideally, one of those needs to tell the other two, "I got this." Maybe even a priority you can assign to devices. Something.

    They absolutely must figure out a better way for families to share content. I don't think I really appreciated the importance of this until I had multiple Xboxes in my home. For instance, the Xbox in my living room is my home console, but when my kids want to play Overwatch against each other, then I have to log into the secondary console first and then switch to my son's profile, so he can play. This is because I own the actual license for the game. And if my Kinect happens to see me wandering back through the living room in the middle of a match, then it instantly logs me out upstairs and ruins the kids' match. Sure, I could buy separate licenses for each kid, but c'mon! While I appreciate the need to properly license and restrict content, there should be some kind of inclusive family licensing that balances the ability for a reasonable number of simultaneous instances to be run by anyone in the family.

    There needs to be some way to guarantee input consistency for the soft keyboard/voice stuff. Some apps still use that weird, Xbox 360-era linear keyboard, while others like YouTube seem to roll their own entirely, which doesn't offer any kind of voice support. Either force app publishers to support the system-level keyboard, or provide some way of overriding it in apps that don't provide uniform support. If mobile apps aren't allowed to customize the input UI, then Xbox apps shouldn't be able to do it, either.

    Come with a simpler way for me to buy games for my kids. I might like to give my son his own digital copy of Overwatch (see above rant), but as soon as the Store sees it's already installed on the console (albeit under my login), then it replaces the "Buy" link with "Launch." It doesn't even provide an option to purchase it again. Regardless, the few times I have actually purchased content for my kids under their profiles, it has required me awkwardly putting a set amount of money in their MSAs from my credit card, which they can then spend on the game. I should be able to buy a specific title for someone else, and then just give them a code for it.

    I actually really like the parental control stuff, but it's too focused on me physically logging into the console to grant exceptions and extensions. My kids should be able to send a request, which I can pick up and respond to via my phone (either through the Xbox app or just a simple web form).
    Yes to the family usage and licensing. If there are more than one Xbox on the same network, then logging into one should be like logging into all of them. This would be great so you could log in on one xBox and access content from any other room. Imagine pausing a game/movie/music and picking it up in another room with a second xBox. A step further, I would like to see support for separated families where then the child splits time between parents. They should be able to play all of their games/music/movies regardless of which parent they are staying with. Should also be able to allow both parents to receive the weekly usage summary as well as control authorization. And yes to parental control over xbox app on phone instead of needing to grab a controller. Also I would like to see family plans for Groove Music.
    Richard Barrass likes this.
    07-17-2017 05:36 PM
  25. Kieran Jeffery's Avatar
    I'd like to see either a pro version of the Xbox One X that can support 3 1080p monitors or like a system link that they had with Forza on the 360 where you can have multiple consoles each displaying a different camera angle. (preferably the latter, 18 Tflops for 4K surround only $1500, not having to deal with dodgy SLi. Thank you very much!)

    Also, as others have said, DVR, and Groove should have the same kind of sharing that Office has, nominating up to 4 other users but limiting the number of devices is cool with me.

    I also would like to see some kind of Platinum or Ultimate subscription that includes Groove, XBL, Game Pass, EA Access and hopefully some kind of deal to get so many free rentals or box sets included. Even if it just cost the same as all those services added together.

    Finally, I'd like to see the ability to download games, or at least copy them to a NAS. Even if you have to copy them to the internal or an attached drive before you play them. Saves having to cart around Drives or buying double the storage to store the same things on.
    07-17-2017 06:06 PM
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