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Major Nelson, Microsoft's mouth piece for the Xbox platform, has confirmed that the Xbox One April system update will be rolling out to systems later tonight.

This latest update is made available to users via Microsoft's beta program, which allows select owners to test out system updates ahead of their official launch.

Here is what it contains according to Major Nelson:

Friends List Improvement: Notifications will be added to see when favorites and friends sign in to Xbox Live. This was one of the most frequently requested features, so we made it a priority to include it in this update. Also, friends who are in multiplayer will be identified in the friends list.

Game and App Saves and Updates.

A game save progress bar will show you the status of your game saves. You will also be able to easily tell what games and apps are being updated or have been updated recently.

Kinect Voice and Motion Improvements will continue to be fine-tuned for quality and reliability of Xbox One commands. For example, we have updated some of the gesture functionality to reduce false positives on non-hand objects triggering gesture commands.

Improved GameDVR Video Quality through compression algorithm improvements.

Blu-Ray Player Supports 50 Hz Video Output for content recorded at 50 Hz. We will also be updating the Blu-rayPlayer app in the coming days to round out these improvements.

Controller and Headset Adaptor Firmware Updates will reduce audio static and improve wireless connectivity.

Silent Reboot After System Updates and system update on demand now available. If your console is in Instant On mode, the update will happen automatically and return to standby upon completion. This means you won't need to power on your console after an update moving forward.

If you want to take future updates when available without waiting for your console to do it on its own, we have added this option under system settings and you will be able to use it next update. It will only show as available when there is an update to take.