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Preview the new Xbox One dashboard starting this weekend

The New Xbox One Experience will be available to members of the preview program starting from today, Xbox Live's director of programming Larry Hryb, also known as Major Nelson, announced in a post to his site.

The console's new user interface will roll out to participants in waves throughout the weekend. Hryb emphasizes the Xbox team's interest in receiving feedback from those who opt-in to preview the updated dashboard, which is still "a work-in-progress."

The post mentions that while the UI overhaul will be fully featured and offer speed and ease-of-use, it will also "undergo rigorous updating and polishing with the help of our Xbox One preview members."

Some of the new features available as part of the preview program include faster access to essential apps, like Friends and Notifications; OneGuide to make TV navigation simpler; and improved Game Hubs.

Hryb also sat down with Richard Irving of the Xbox engineer team to give a detailed look at the console's new look in a video included with the post.

Microsoft first announced the change to the Xbox One dashboard during their E3 press conference this year. The build will be available to all Xbox One owners sometime in November, presumably after the team has worked out any and all of the kinks.