Hands-on with the (near-final?) February 2020 Xbox dashboard build

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Microsoft is gearing up to roll out a fairly hefty update to the Xbox One dashboard user experience, tweaking key aspects like the Games & Apps section, as well as the way content is handled on the main dashboard.

No longer will the Xbox dashboard have a horizontal scrolling experience, separated by tabs or “twists,” as they’re known internally. Instead, things like the Mixer tab, Xbox Game Pass tab, the Microsoft Store tab, and beyond, will exist as customizable blocks you can add and remove at will beneath the main section.

To customize your dashboard, you can just hit the view key on your gamepad, and tweak to your heart’s content.

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Beyond the dashboard, Microsoft has also revamped the Games & Apps section, separating the full library into its own section. It may be a few extra steps to get to your uninstalled content, but the trade-off is a speed boost, as you can see in the video above.

What do you think of the Xbox dashboard update? Have you tried it for yourself on the Xbox Insider Program? Let us know in the comments, and subscribe to our Windows Central Gaming YouTube channel for more content like this.

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