Microsoft last month pushed a big update to the Xbox App (free) on iOS and Android bringing a whole new look, new features and more with many popular features unfortunately removed. If you are curious about remote reading on the app, read this. I was very disappointed with the store deletion and code redemption. When this update went live last month, many lamented the removal of achievements and gamerpics. Today, a new app update was released on iOS and Android, bringing back personalized player images. You can now set custom gamerpics from those available on Xbox and using your own images. The other flagship feature is the ability to manage and view your game library. You can launch games and queue downloads of games you own from your library. The app already lets you queue games to install, but it now lets you manage your own library. Another change not mentioned in the patch notes is the possibility to choose multimedia applications when configuring a console.
With today’s update message requests are supported and you can also create group chats from within the app while starting a new conversation. Hopefully the team will bring back achievement tracking and the ability to redeem codes soon. Right now, the PlayStation app is much more functional, which is the opposite of a few years ago. Consult the update Xbox app here on the App Store for iOS. You can download it from Google Play for Android here. If you are considering a setup for xCloud, read this. Have you purchased or are you planning to purchase an Xbox Series X or S console?