Xbox One Update is Bringing DLNA Support (Finally) (Update: It's Out NOW!)

Update: The update is now live according to Larry Hryb (Major Nelson) at Xbox. Players can initiate the update at their leisure.


Original story 8/12:

In some of the best news of the day, Microsoft has announced that they are bringing DLNA support in an upcoming update for the Xbox One.

Announced on Xbox Wire, the update will allow owners to connect a USB based storage device into one of the Xbox One slots and play movies from the device; a feature many have been perplexed as to why it was missing to begin with. Plans to include a streaming capability will arrive at a later date but Microsoft have heard the fans complaints all thanks to their feedback site.

In addition to that, Xbox One users will now see messages in threads like a lot of popular social media formats. This allows players to follow along with the message as opposed to how it has been in the past and allows users to embed game clips to show your best clips to friends more easily.

Also coming are some new social features including a new "Friends" section, Snap Center, and Boot to TV which allows users to set their Xbox One to boot from standby right into TV mode. More update information in detail can be found on Xbox's News Wire site.