Over the years, we have seen Microsoft trying out various Xbox home page designs. Today, Microsoft announced yet another redesign. This new Xbox Home experience is now rolling out to users in the Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha rings. Microsoft got various feedback from users who tried out experiments of the home page design over the past few months.
Based on the feedback, Microsoft is introducing new Xbox Home experience with the following changes:
- Provides easy navigation to your library, the Microsoft Store, Xbox Game Pass, search, and settings at the very top of your Home by introducing a new quick access menu.
- Simplifies the layout and makes more space for you to see your background by reducing the size of some of the tiles and moving them to the bottom of the screen.
- Adds a responsive game art feature to update the default background and show off the beautiful art associated with each title when you hover over the tiles.
Microsoft has also updated the tile that opened “My games & apps” (the first tile in the second row), to notify you when there’s something new or needs your attention. Microsoft also has some more changes in the pipeline. For example, if there are items from your wish list on sale, you may get an update that shows up on your Home in that tile.