Xbox One August update adds remote purchases and more
The Xbox One August update rolls out next week for those with beta access to the system update, with the biggest addition being the ability to purchase and download games remotely from Xbox Smartglass app and Xbox.com. If you’re ever at work or out of the house and you want to download a game, you can purchase it online, and have it automatically download to your system so it’s ready to play when you get home.
This feature has been available on the PS4 and PS3 for a while now, and it’s nice to finally get it on the Xbox One. Other updates include a number of social features such as activity feed updates and an expanded friends area on Home. The friends list will also show how long since a friend has been online, and details what game they were playing. You can read up on more details regarding the August update through Xbox Wire.