Searching for content on Xbox has always been a bit hit and miss, and that extends to secondary devices like mobile as well. Players have long complained about the usefulness — or lack thereof — of the search bar on the Xbox app on mobile, and well, Microsoft seems to be making some changes.
A new update for the Xbox app has just gone live, at least in beta form. Among the patch notes is this welcome change from Xbox:
"Game search improvements! We heard you, and we've been improving the algorithm that powers game searches."
Now, how much of an improvement this actually makes in the long term remains to be seen, as the search function previously seemed to have its good days and bad days. However, the team has been aware of this particular complaint for at least a couple of months, so we're keeping our fingers crossed this fix does the trick! Hopefully the app can now avoid situations like this at least:
We should see this update rollout to the main app in the coming weeks, improving the search bar function for all Xbox app users.
Will this be a huge help to you? Let us know in the comments!
Another issue I have with it is the app will close itself when selecting a game or scrolling down a lot. Does anyone else have this issue and is it gonna be fixed in the upcoming update?
This update is getting sweeter and sweeter!
Are we ever going to be able to buy games through the app? We can search for and download them even if we don't own them. Then have to launch the game for the console to tell you that you don't own the game and proceeds to take you to the store. In this process you may have determined you don't want the game if you have to pay for it because it wasn't on Game Pass. Then have to delete the game to make space on your drive that never needed those file to begin with. This is the single biggest issue I have with the Xbox app. It used to work really well. I don't know what the heck Microsoft has been doing lately. Even Windows 11 is a complete disaster.
Lol, search: dead cells, got: pinball and martha is dead, just like my own experience using microsoft horrible ios xbox app 😂
@iplaygamesnstuff Yeah this, you can buy games with steam and playstation ios app, so I can't understand why xbox can't do the same.
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