I love console gaming as much as the next guy but on my X-Box, one of my favorite features is just being able to tap that home button and go to my home screen and quickly jump to another app.
Maybe Netflix, maybe YouTube.
When I turned on my X-Box the other day, I was surprised to find a software update waiting for me.
And when it was done, it said we're changing how the home button works.
Would you like to watch this little video tutorial?
I said to myself, if you need to watch the video tutorial for something, it may be kind of complicated.
It turns out that when you press the home button now instead of going home, you now go to this guide screen.
Which sort of pops in from the left hand side of the screen almost like a side bar.
And to get back to the traditional home, you're gonna have to press the A button and then press the A button again.
So we've gone from one button press to three to get to that traditional home screen.
Now a lot of the stuff you want is still on that guide-like sidebar.
But I find a little harder to quickly jump between the apps I want to jump between.
I usually jump between Amazon and Netflix Flicks and a few other video apps, sometimes games.
What you also lose once you finally do get back to that home screen is that live preview of the currently active app.
I always thought that was kind of good and useful.
That's missing now.
They say that frees up some processing power that actually makes the menu system faster.
But I realized, I just like my one button home press.
Maybe I am old, maybe I am resistant to change.