Xbox Is Testing A New Dashboard Feature To Improve Backgrounds

Microsoft is testing a pretty cool Xbox dashboard feature in its Insider Program at the minute - one that adds a welcome bonus to using and applying dynamic backgrounds on your console. Basically, the new update will allow Xbox users to combine dynamic backgrounds and game art backgrounds at the same time.

The Verge's Tom Warren has done a nice job of showing this off in the tweet down below. He applies the Cyberpunk 2077 dynamic background as his preferred choice, but then also enables the 'show selected game art' feature so that when he scrolls through game tiles on the dashboard, the console quickly switches from the dynamic background to specific game art.

This is a neat feature, especially for the indecisive PX members amongst us who'd like to show off cool game art and one of Xbox's new-gen dynamic backgrounds. At the moment, this feature is being tested in the Alpha and Alpha Skip-Ahead Xbox Insider rings, before broader testing and eventually a full public release.

"You can now choose to show game art backgrounds for selected games on Home, with any background! Previously only available with the default background, showing (or hiding) selected game art with your preferred background is up to you now.

You can find the new option under Settings > General > Personalization > My background > Show selected game art."

We've seen some pretty great Xbox dynamic backgrounds recently, including the gorgeous Avowed key art image, so this is a very welcome option that we'll no doubt take advantage of once the feature moves to a public release.

Will you make use of this feature once it's available on your console? Tell us down below!