New Microsoft Store on Xbox becomes the perfect family hub

Claudiu Andone
by Claudiu Andone
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  • Microsoft announced a new Store on Xbox coming on August 5th for some insiders.
  • The company describes the new store as a complete overhaul rather than just an update.
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Microsoft announced a new Store on Xbox coming on August 5th for some insiders.

As the launch of Xbox Series X is getting closer and the games are pouring in it seems like a natural move for Microsoft to update their main console revenue portal.

The company describes the new store as a complete overhaul rather than just an update:

Far more than a typical app update, we’ve rebuilt the experience from the ground up to be faster, safer and easier to use than ever before.

What are the Microsoft Store on Xbox improvements?

First of all, Microsoft praises its less than 2 seconds launch time and the improved browsing performance.

That would be great since the rival PlayStation Store is several seconds late to reach the home screen.

The interface has been redesign and restructured to help you get to where you need faster and more intuitive. With the new search function, it’s easier to filter your results.

They also rebuilt the Wish List so you can add new games and check your content easier.

The shopping cart was improved so that it’s easier now to purchase content from different Xbox generations and see the compatibility with your console.

The new Microsoft Store on Xbox will protect your kids

Microsoft also put some effort into making the store family-friendly:

Microsoft Store on Xbox is the best place for families to shop for gaming and entertainment.

To help parents ensure that their children are interacting with appropriate content, customers must be signed in to their Xbox account before browsing.

Being signed in also helps you have a more personalized experience – you’ll see content that is more relevant for you.  

They also made sure that the content rated above your kid’s filter doesn’t show up in their searches or browsing. For instance, if your kid is 8, he won’t see content for teenagers or adults.

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