Xbox One Download Speeds Improved In New Update

Among other things.

Posted By | On 15th, Dec. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

Microsoft have been so good with persistent updates for the Xbox One that at this point, I am struggling to think of any fundamental, big name features that are left to add to the system. So what do they do with future updates? Why, they improve everything that they do have down, of course.

Take this newest update, for instance. Among other things, it enables faster downloads on the system, by up to 40% faster than they were before if you have an internet connection 100Mbps or slower, and a staggering 80% faster if your internet connection is faster than 100Mbps.

Downloads in general have been sped up with the new update, which also works on fixing some of the other things in the background, including the wireless connectivity of the controller (which has always been a sore point of contention among many on the Xbox One).

You can check out the full details of the firmware update for yourself below.

Xbox One update: OS version: 10.0.14393.2152 (rs1_xbox_rel_1610 161208-1218) fre

Release date


Performance and general improvements

Download performance

We’ve made several optimizations to game and app downloads on Xbox One:

  • Customers with high-speed connections (greater than 100Mbps) should experience up to 80% faster download speeds.
  • Customers with connections less than 100Mbps should experience more consistent performance that is up to 40% faster than before.
  • Additional optimizations have also made background downloads more resilient to intermittent connectivity issues.

Download speeds will be influenced by network contention within the home and at the ISP level. Download speeds will also be impacted when games are running on the console as system resources are prioritized for gameplay over background downloads. For more information, visit Troubleshoot slow game or app downloads on Xbox One.

Wireless controller

  • Firmware update to improve performance.

Background Music

  • General performance improvements for added reliability and consistent experiences across streaming music apps.


  • General stability and performance improvements.
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  • quantum

    All good stuff, especially the download speed boost. The game download speed times have been shocking on some previous games.

  • jp

    I have a 50 Mbps connection and I get almost 60 with my Xbox One, this sounds great, plus the Dolby Atmos update (usable with any respectable headset and an Atmos enhanced product), its going to be a great holiday for gaming on my precious X1, im getting an S and giving the standard one to my girl for Yoga and things like that, pretty pumped for the direction MS is taking.

  • crazy_black_man-

    The way this article is written would suggest that the author has acknowledged these issues in previous Xbox One articles which is just not the case. But here he goes acting like he’s stood up and criticized the console in the past for all of these known faults and problems. Pramath is a shill. There I said it. You ought to be ashamed of how dishonest you’ve been in your reporting on all of these previously known issues with the console. What a joke of an article.

    • Michael

      Stop with the ponyisms…you’re not fooling anyone.

    • kma99

      He didn’t need to say anything when you are here 24/7 complaining about anything that isnt pro sony

    • crazy_black_man-

      We both know that if the PS4 was the console with all these performance and OS issues, there would have been daily articles about the slow download speeds and controller disconnects. And as I’m writing this now, those issues supposedly still persist with the Xbox One despite the claims that a patch has fixed them. MS never even ackowledged these problems publicly until now when they thought they had a patch that would solve them. But we all know that these patches tend to fix one problem and then create whole new ones. The Xbox One is the only modern internet connected device where you have to log in to your home router to tinker with settings that most people don’t understand, just to get it to work properly as advertised. It really is a damn joke how people compare that to the PS4 just working right straight out of the box.

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