The November System Update for Xbox One has begun rolling out today and it has brought the ability to change the background of your console’s home screen. You have the ability to set achievement images as backgrounds (find the achievement within the Achievement App, and click “Set background) or you can add your own via USB.

Here’s how to set one of those as your background:

  1. Connect a USB to console / Connect a source through DLNA
  2. Launch Media Player (either directly or through Settings>My Xbox > My background > Custom image)
  3. Navigate to source of your choosing (USB/DLNA)
  4. Navigate to folder/file of your choosing
  5. Select the jpg/png image – see it full screen.
  6. Once you are viewing the image full screen, hit the menu button.
  7. Select “Set as background”
  8. You will be sent back to the full screen view of the image. Hit nexus, see the image on Hom

If you want to make your own background image, you can download the Photoshop template HERE (note: Adobe Photoshop required to open this file).

If you have any backgrounds you want us to share, let us know in the comments!

SOURCE: Reddit and MajorNelson

  • jordanxbrookes

    This isn’t new to me since I’m in the Preview Program 😛

    • Don’t you mean twat program?

      • jordanxbrookes

        Haters gonna hate.

        • Guest

          You forgot this

          • ummmmmmmmmm. okay?

          • jordanxbrookes

            Oh yes, thanks for that 🙂

      • JoinTheRest

        Jealous our updates Actually work don’t.crash our systems?

    • MichiganerE

      Same here.

  • You could do this on the PS2. My god Xbox One is terrible and so dated. Even my washing machine is more powerful….and smaller.

    • Will WilFredo Mendoza

      Are you literally fucking stupid??

      • Primey_

        Stop feeding the troll

        • Will WilFredo Mendoza

          Trying my best not to. Idiots are gonna thumb him up just watch.

          • Yogurth

            He is right, xbox one is crap and outdated shit, no wonder why does smoke comes out from my xone.A tons of prob

          • jordanxbrookes

            Smoke comes out from your Xbox One? Which side of the Black Market did you get that from?

          • The side where the losers are 🙂

          • Yogurth

            Are you fucking idiot or what? Type in youtube “xbox one smoking” and you’ll see what i’m talking about it. And no, it’s been purcashed from MS store, no wonders why folks dislike a crap

          • jordanxbrookes

            No I am not, but your crap grammar tells me you’re an idiot.

          • Damn it. It’s true 🙁 Xbox ones do smoke. We need to help the consoles find a better way of living. I wonder how this guy raised his console because it seems as if he failed at doing so:P

          • jordanxbrookes

            Lol, mine has never smoked, ever. It’s bad for his asthma 😉

          • Same 🙂 I’m so glad I have some common sense to aid in my everyday life! Many people in the cod community just don’t seem to have any. I consider myself grateful, and so should you! 🙂

          • CrowReap .

            Xbox one is good, just ignore these trolls

          • jordanxbrookes

            I know it is since I’ve been playing AW on mine, just love how stupid trolls are 🙂

          • Josue Serna

            Ha I get it now

          • Yogurth

            Poor xbox sheeps, and some facts
            1: First of all the controller takes batteries.2: It looks like a grill.3: The design is hideous.4: Xbox offers horrible games.5: Microsoft products are cheap  in general.6: It’s $100 more for Xbox one than ps4.7: Online gameplay is a small fortune.8: Xbox one has an ugly game cube hanging out.9: People will charge you if you receive a broken xbox one.10: Xbox one/360 forces you to use kinect so it can stalk you and give you adds.Now you just watch… I’m probably going to get 99 billion hater comments from Xbox fanboys that have no life.

          • Well you could at least be not so negative -_- Cheer up! Go play some cod and be a happy person 🙂

          • Yogurth

            I own both next gen consoles, but maybe i have bad batch, so i hope they will fix it, anyway i’m sorry 😉 see ya

          • Super029something

            You’re one stupid stupid mother fucker.

            First of all, the XB1 is actually $50 cheaper than the PS4,
            second of all, PS+ is only like $10 cheaper than XBL if I remember correctly,
            and lucky last, you can buy both the XB1 and the XB360 without the kinect you ignorant little pleb.

            And also, just an FYI; Opinions aren’t facts.

          • Kobrah

            Super029something be like…

          • Super029something

            Okay then…

          • GuestFromSpace

            I don’t agree with you, i bought completely new PS4 for 290€ with advanced warfare and ghosts, now try to beat on my price 😉 While Xbox One cost 360€ without any games, plus with no kinect.This is insane price

          • UpRiftCOD

            Bought a vhs player for 20 bucks, what’s the difference?

          • Super029something

            I don’t know Euros and stuff but the Xbox one retails at $350 and the PS4 at $400

          • Kobrah

            I’ve never understood why XBOX controllers still use batteries. Is it because Microsoft are money whores and want you to buy battery packs seperately I have no idea. So stupid

          • Snazzy

            Internal Batteries eventually die too.. forcing you to buy a new controller. Also, batteries don’t require charging via a USB cable which forces you to be tethered to your system again while your controller charges. Some headsets will get noisy too while you are charging a controller via USB. I like being able to just pop in a fresh pair of batteries that last for several weeks anyway, if you get the good kind.

          • It doesn’t make a noise when you charge your controller

          • UpRiftCOD

            Just stick a whole bunch of nicotine patches on it.

          • Yogurth

            Lmao keep crying, and go make some youtube videos, and you need more subs, a poor guy
            @Noahgoa: keep licking his butt and go play on your xbox grill

          • jordanxbrookes

            But I’m not the one crying, you are over your Black Market Xbox.

          • Super029something

            Technically speaking, PS4 has had more cases of hardware issues than the XB1.

          • Ben

            In fact, XO had many, including the chirr which caused by the power supply’s IC. Sure they fixed it via a software update, but it was annoying as fuck. (And it’s still annoying for me because some people sent the console back for the support and they swapped the motherboard on their machine which solved the issue. Which is a bit scary, if it’s a hardware-related problem…)

            I live in Hungary, the console’s official launch was on September 5th and almost everyone’s console was infected with this.

            PS: Sony ponies should masturbate using a cup of hydrochloric acid instead of trolling everywhere.

          • Show N Prove

            hahaha omg good one

    • KevJumbaify .

      Shut the fuck up

    • -_-

  • Rishab Chakravarthy

    fix teh gaem slejhammur

    No seriously, do it as fast as possible. No pressure 😉

  • AcePhoenix007

    Looks sick.
    (You might have to click on the file if it doesn’t appear right here)

  • KevJumbaify .

    Ps4 theme looks better in my opinion. Love how it changes when you go up

  • Guest

    I can’t find the link to my background, but here’s my desktop (:

    • Static Oz

      **Attention SnD players** (SnD rules- first team to win 6 rounds Wins the game) if you are wondering why your W/L ratio is so LOW. It is because every Round in a SnD that you lose counts as a LOSS. If you Win a round it doesn’t affect you W/L ratio. Only winning the game affects your W/L ratio positively.

      • Josue Serna

        SHGames why u do dis???

      • TheShadowReaper

        is this tested and confirmed? if it is real then its utter bullshit!

        • Trizay

          It’s confirmed. My W/L ratio is utter shit because of it. It also affects any round based gamemode, not just Search.

      • guest

        They are working on a patch

  • Guest

    PLEASE HELP!!! I have no update! how do i get it?

    • settings, system, check for update

  • Ive had this update for awhile. Preview program FTW!

  • Juses

    xb1 ui looks bad.

    • Well now I know you are a pessimistic person. Thank you for you insight 🙂

      • TheShadowReaper

        because making a simple observation = pessimist? what else people will do to pull that internet victim card these days?…*sigh*

  • Super029something

    lol, their cant even be an article about the XB1 without people talking about completely unrelated shit too start arguments. Pathetic.

  • drjakeyoung

    We haven’t even got this for playstation in the UK yet!

  • yolo

    how do i get it in the dlna source

  • SkylineDesigns

    already made a template almost a month ago 🙁

    • Lion Wrecker

      Seriously? 2$ bucks?? Are you kidding?

      • SkylineDesigns

        no im not kidding

  • CJ Sutton

    When I hit the menu button it just says media player home and about?

    I’m connecting via dlna

  • blackburnt7

    Why hardpoint spawns!?!?! Work on connections!!!!!! Ive played like 5 hours today. HAVENT SEEN A 3 OR 4 BAR 5 HOURS LONG! I started at a 2.50 kd today and its 2.01 now. Lovely

  • AstroCyborg

    i think the ps4 backgrounds look better at least theirs you can actually see the theme & the sound in the background no flame war comment btw

  • Guest

    I prefer this one

  • David Grant

    Here is one I made