The March update for the Xbox One has been released and is being deployed to Xbox One consoles as of this posting. This is the update that has been planned to arrive ahead of the release of Titanfall on the Xbox One and adds a number of new features and improvements.
The March update includes:
Changes to the Friends list
Party Chat now on by default
Ability to chat with friends playing different games
Invite friends to game option now supported in multiplayer titles
Ability to see a list of those you recently played with
Twitch live streaming support (Not fully active till App arrives March 11th)
Optical out Dolby Digital sound support
50 Mhz support for Europe to address frame rate issues
Now easier to adjust volume up/down
Improved Smart Glass support
Support for new Xbox One accessories (like the new Media Remote)
Internet Explorer enhancements and improvements
IR blaster support for power and volume for TV & AV Receivers
New easy setup for sound bar support
Additional miscellaneous updates and bug fixes
One of the biggest things that Xbox One users want is the promised external USB 3.0 hard drive support that Microsoft has promised. While it is not part of the March update, it is high on the list of things that are being worked on for the next update. Also Microsoft is working on the friends notification system and working with that to improve and make it better before release it.
It will not be long before another update for the Xbox One is released. While Microsoft is still committed to the larger updates for the Xbox One, the company still is planning to roll out smaller update packages with improvements as well. Sources tell us that another update could arrive as soon as next month or maybe a little longer. The push to get the hard drive update out is very real as many Xbox One users are starting to run low on disk space on the internal hard drive. We expect that as soon as the hard drive update is ready, Microsoft will elect to push it out right away.