Xbox has revamped the Games & Apps library with a new interface

What you need to know

  • The Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles share an interface, with a large button on the dashboard dedicated to pooling your digital games.
  • The Xbox Insider Program lets Xbox users test upcoming versions of the dashboard and other apps.
  • The latest build on the Xbox Insider Program has some refinements to the Games & Apps library, adding a tabbed interface that separates content by source.

The Xbox dashboard has seen a few interesting updates in recent times, most notably perhaps the inclusion of Discord as part of the Xbox Insider Program. This latest Xbox Insider Alpha Ring build has issued some notable changes to the Games & Apps section, which is typically where you go to browse all of your installed content and available games for download.

The new interface revamps the “Full Library” section of the dashboard, which was admittedly a little cluttered in the previous incarnation. Now, it sports a speedy tabbed interface with horizontal labels for different pools of content, separating “Owned games” that you’ve purchased outright from libraries like Xbox Game Pass or EA Play.

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Each tab section has a design with specific features for that pool of content in mind. For example, the full “owned games” list doesn’t exactly need to show you “recent additions” or “leaving soon” filters, which is exactly what the Xbox Game Pass tab has instead. You still get the regular filters as previous, with the ability to change the sizes of the tiles to fit more content on a single screen.

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