The Xbox Insider program has endured a pretty lengthy cycle, partially owing to the rollout of Xbox Game Streaming (now available to all Xbox Insiders), and partially due to the Christmas season. Throughout, Microsoft has been making lots of tweaks here and there to the dashboard, removing the horizontal segmenting of the dashboard into a vertical, customizable stream, for example. Now, Microsoft is also looking to change the way the Games & Apps section displays downloads and updates.
Installing a game from any source gives you a more detailed prompt, which is something Microsoft has been using for Xbox Game Pass titles for a while now. You get this section regardless of where you’re choosing to install games from now, though, giving you a bit more detail on the title in question.
Anecdotally, it seems that by segmenting off the “full library” list into its own section has made the initial load speed of the Games & Apps tool a little bit quicker, perhaps since it doesn’t have to pull your licenses down from the internet unless you’re choosing to access them.
As usual, Microsoft is taking feedback on the new Games & Apps section in the Xbox Insider Hub, if you want to offer your thoughts on it. If you’re not in the program, drop your thoughts in the comments below.