You no longer need to boot up a console to listen to your Xbox Live voice messages.
Microsoft has given Xbox.com a revamp that includes a number of improvements to make the experience of using Xbox Live easier on the Web. These improvements come as the company prepares to launch a massive reworking of the Xbox One interface in November — although it is testing that update now with a select few fans. This is all part of the company’s effort to let players know it is listening, which has led to monthly updates for the Xbox One since it launched in November 2013.
The website got two important new features recently that Xbox evangelist Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb highlighted in a blog post.
First, you can now listen to voice messages on Xbox.com. To do so, surf over to your messages, and simply click on any note that includes audio. A media player will appear in the right column to relay whatever your friend had to say to you.
The second big change is that demos now appear in search results. For example, if you search on Xbox.com for Forza 6 demo, that will pop up first in the results.
But Microsoft wants to make it clear to fans that it doesn’t plan to stop with these changes. The company has a feedback site where gamers can suggest ideas for improving Xbox One and Xbox App for Windows 10, and that page also includes a section where players can share their ideas for the website.