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Microsoft’s new Xbox Home UI looks way better with more room for backgrounds

The new Xbox Home UI. | Screenshot by Tom Warren / The Verge

Microsoft has reworked its Xbox Home UI to better accommodate background images and simplify access to key parts of the Xbox dashboard. The software giant halted a test of an upcoming Xbox Home UI last month to rework it, and the result looks like a great improvement for Xbox owners.

The new Xbox Home UI moves the tiles of apps and games down further, so there’s a lot more space to see a background. The tile sizes have also been reduced, and there’s a new responsive game art that will update the background when you hover over certain games and apps.

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Microsoft’s old Xbox Home UI test.

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The new Xbox Home UI.

At the top, there’s a new floating UI that…

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