Ever since the launch of the Xbox One back in November, one of the most requested features by gamers has been the addition of external storage support, which was previously available on the Xbox 360, due to the limited 500 GB space with no way to expand the HDD size. We had heard rumblings that it was going to finally be coming to the system soon and now we have learned that it will be a part of the Xbox One June update.
With this update, you will be able to plug in up to two 256 GB or larger 3.0 external hard drives and be able to use them to save anything like you would the internal hard drive. This update also brings the ability to use real names, with plenty of customization on who can actually see the real name versus the gamertag.
Another much requested feature is the ability to have the system automatically sign you in, rather than having to do it manually or your Kinect detect you with facial recognition. With Games and Deals With Gold starting in June for the Xbox One, this update will also bring a hub to make it easier for us to find such deals when they are available for Gold members. Lastly, the Smartglass app for Xbox One has been updated with some new features that allow for better access.
For a walkthrough of this new update, you can check out the video below courtesy of Major Nelson.