Today on The Xbox Dive, Chris and James discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly concerning the new Xbox One Dashboard UI. From Customizing your home screen to it’s new Activity field. How do you feel about the new UI? Let us know in the comments.
I'm always scared when they do a major overhaul to the dashboard. I know I will get use to it eventually, but the current one is fantastic.
The current one is fine although I find it to hide the awesome backgrounds I set and I think this one opens it up a bit. Plus, if they found a way to make faster and more reliable just by better coding then I'm all for it.
This one does not "open it up". It covers FAR more of the background. The entire bottom 1/3 of the screen is covered, for instance.
Pffft, backgrounds. Why are you looking at backgrounds when you should be gaming?
This generation has been defined by; if it ain't broke fix the crap out of it.
I don't care what it looks like at this point, I just want it to be nice and smooth like the PS4 UI. The Xbox One apps are so slow. Anyone ever use the UFC app on there? Oh man ... trash ...
Isn't it sad that this question is asked every time that they do it?
I really think this has been a fundamental evolution since the misstep at launch. I'm really hoping this is the one that sticks and we can just see slight iterations moving forward.
At least they get regular updates and you can also enroll in the insider club to be a beta tester.
"At least they get regular updates and you can also enroll in the insider club to be a beta tester" Is that your dig at Nintendo or something? MS is the only console who changes their dashboard because of lack of appeal and clutter.
No but you are.
@SpaceRanger "Is that your dig at Nintendo or something?" No, wasn't even thinking about Nintendo. "MS is the only console who changes their dashboard because of lack of appeal and clutter." It's funny, people go after me about my views on their competition yet nobody seems to say boo about you guys complaing about everything to do with MS/Xbox. The dash used to be slow and they actually listen to feedback which is why they have the Insider Program, it's more than just your standard stability updates.
I agree that Microsoft has done a great job improving the dashboard. Sure, they have made some changes, but I feel like every change has brought benefits to it's player base.
Is it sad that they are working towards 'perfecting' the dash?? Makes no sense. They are actually bothering with the dash unlike others whose equivalent are far from perfect or anywhere near as good imo.
"...unlike others whose equivalent are far from perfect or anywhere near as good imo." Oh defensive are we lol that's fine if it's in your opinion. The collective opinion is that people bought their consoles to play games and just want a functional, organized and appealing UI to get to their games quickly. They've yet to achieve that since they continually change it. But anyway, if you think they're "perfecting" by placing non-gaming ads and pushing Mixer in the UI...well, to each his own.
Again, what is your beef with Nintendo and their dashboards guys???
Microsoft will never be satisfied with Xbox UI
Ever iteration is worse than the last. I still like the Blade and 360 NXE better than anything they’ve released this generation on Xbox One.
The blades worked but its outdated now. I dont understand how hard it is to just make a clean UI. I hate the current UI . Its so damn cluttered, not everhond cares about mixer streams.
I personally think the Xbox One UI Is a mess, sure they add new features but the ease of use gets worse with each iteration.
Tried to watch the video but the James guy voice is awful.. doesn't have a voice for podcasting.
The new dashboard is not helping it to sell more units
Bring back the blade interface.
Until it looks like the PS4 dash the answer will always be "NO"
That would prob be a smart move... Then all the guys that said the ps4s userface sucked would all be on board ha. Believe it or not, i dug the original xbox userface better than anything on the 360 or xb1. If they took the original concept and modernized it, that would be great.
Oh heck yes, I loved the OG xbox dash & I really dug the 360s Blades. Then it all went to crap
Xbox one dash is a joke. Xmb Ps3 and psp are better. Nothing overcome that amazing x360 dash.
No Xbox dashboard will ever be as good as the Blades.
the blades ruled ass
No, i'm sure that in a few months time we will get another big change to the dashboard.
Meanwhile at Sony, resources are spent differently and they are perfecting 1st party games.
I could never get on with the Xbox one dash board. The Xbox store was terrible as well. Trying to be innovating and modern was a huge let down. The ps4 dash board is basic and a little ugly but it's so much easier to find things on it.
Its horrible. it is faster and snappier , till it's not. (starts off great but performance progressively gets worse.) There are 2-3 sec pauses while navigating. They added 3-5 button clicks to do anything. On top of that they made it easy as hell to stalk people. (i does work well IF you reboot to green screen about every 12 hours. This would not normally be a problem, but the friggin console keeps switching to always on, even though i have selected energy-saver every update
I just want a real fast dashboard. I feel like with every update it gets a little slower. I notice it much more when I wake up the console it's halfway loaded and stays frozen like that for 3-5 seconds till the rest load and I can start to navigate. Just make something that works fast.
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