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Windows 10 April 2018 Update And Xbox One April Update Rolled Out Earlier With New Features


We’ve already previewed the Windows 10 April 2018 update in an article you can read here. Now, is the right time to check what this major Windows 10 update brings as the update was released yesterday. Also, Microsoft updated the Xbox One firmware. Both these updates come with new features about which we’ll talk in detail in the following sections of this article.

Xbox One April Update

The Xbox One has been updated with a number of new features as a result of the Xbox One April update.

Audio improvements – Features surround sound capabilities for the Home and Guide pages. Surround audio output means that the sound output from your surround sound system corresponds to the activities you view on the display. Plus, gamers who play music while they’re playing can mix the game’s sound with the music they’re listening to within the Xbox Guide;

  • Video improvements – Now, Xbox One will support additional display styles, while adding Dark and Light themes. Besides, the console supports since this update 1440p res, adding more choices between the Full HD and 4K resolutions;
  • Discord support – Microsoft dealt with Discord, thus, from now on, Xbox Live subscribers can now chat for free on Discord;
  • Xbox Edge Browser – Brings enhancements for bookmarks and history sections for easier sites access. Besides, now, Xbox Edge supports muting tabs, automatical fill-in, and read out loud;
Windows 10 April 2018 Update

However, the major changes were implemented by Microsoft in Windows 10 OS. Thus, the new update comes with:


The timeline enables users to go backward in time by up to 30 days to locate files. The Timeline also functions to help users track down files or whatever they surfed on when signing in to their Microsoft accounts while running Edge or Office 365 on mobile devices.

Focus Assist

Focus Assist supports users getting things done quietly by muting notifications and social networking for a certain period of time. Users can also configure it for certain hours of the day.


Dictation is useful to write text files or notes using your voice. Windows will automatically start writing what you’re dictating by pressing Win+H, while the cursor is within a text field.

Besides, Windows 10 April 2018 update brings in useful new features for businesses, including the Modern Desktop (keeps the OS and Office 365 updated), Readiness Toolkit for Office (supports Macro, Office VBA, and several add-ons), Workers and Kiosks (deploying and handling various scenarios including retail signage).

The Bottom Line

In the end, Windows 10 April 2018 Update comes with lots of new features and changes, for both personal and businesses usage. Besides, Microsoft has also rolled out a big Xbox One April update which brings video and audio improvements, as well as new features within the Xbox One Edge browser.