Xbox Preview Thread

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The Xbox Insider Program is the evolution of the former Xbox Preview Program. Unlike the earlier program, which focused primarily on previewing system updates, the Xbox Insider Program is your destination for previewing not only system updates but also games, apps, and other new experiences.


FAQ
https://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/console/xbox-insider-program

Forums
https://www.reddit.com/r/xboxinsiders

Blog
https://news.xbox.com/en-us/insider/

Download the app
https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/p/xbox-insider-hub/9nblggh68vsk

Current update 24/5/2018

NEW FEATURE FEEDBACK:

Updates for Groups based on Xbox Insider feedback:
We’re enabling Groups for the rest of Preview Alpha tonight! You’ll want to take the new system update once available and then start trying out Groups if you have not had access to the feature before. There’s also the existing Quest for Preview Alpha to give the team invaluable feedback on your experience using Groups.
How to find the Groups of games and apps feature:
  • [Guide] If you were looking for the Pins button in Guide, instead click on the “My games & apps” button – we’ve combined Groups/Pins with “My games & apps” to put all your stuff in one convenient location for quick access!
  • [My games & apps] If you go into “My games & apps” you will see a new tab on the left for your “Groups” – Pins will be your first Group and you can create more from there
  • [Home] If you go to Home you will still have access to your Pins block and can add other Groups to Home after you create them
  • Note: You may need to sign in/out again if you are not seeing Groups in “My games & apps” or your Pins block loading as expected after your first sign-in. If you do not see your Pins as the first Group, go to “My games & apps” > Groups and choose to reset your local Groups data

Fixes:

Guide
  • Fixed an issue where some users were not seeing the currently active title in the list of Recently used games & apps.
Groups
  • Fixed an issue where the “Add more” or “Create a group” page for Groups would not show all installed content when filtering
  • Fixed some issues related to editing Groups not properly being reflected across multiple consoles that all have Groups enabled
Mixer Broadcasting
  • Fixed an issue in which some users were experiencing issues with USB webcams while broadcasting.
  • Fixed an issue where some users would not see the broadcast overlay or appear as broadcasting in the Guide.
System Performance
  • Misc. performance fixes in the platform.

Known Issues:

Groups
  • A few users are still experiencing the blank names for Groups. Workaround: You may need to rename these Groups if the local reset did not clear up the issue for you.
  • The Groups tab My games & apps may not show after sign in even though you can access Groups in Guide. Workaround: Sign in / out to refresh these pages.
  • You may see “This group does not exist” on Home on first sign-in for your existing Groups. Workaround: Sign in / out to refresh these pages.
  • Some changes might not be reflected when editing Groups between multiple consoles after coming out of connected standby. Sign in/out to fix.
  • Titles hidden from Ready to install will show up as an item you can add through the “Add more” or “Create a group” page
  • Choosing “Add to Home” for a game within a group will not add the block to Home
  • You may see issues roaming between a GA console and preview 1806 console. Workaround: Choose to reset your Groups locally to resync from the service.
  • Resetting Groups – local re-sync or reset everywhere: We’ve updated the reset button at the bottom of the Groups page in “My games & apps” so now you can delete your local Groups data and re-sync with the service. This will clear up a lot of issues that may have occurred due to bad states or if data is not showing up as expected. You can still delete from everywhere if you want a fresh start with Groups.
    • You may need to sign in / out for the pages to refresh afterwards.
    • Note: If you are still seeing issues after performing a local reset and/or sign in/out, please make sure to file a bug so the team can investigate
Profile Color
  • Sometimes users may encounter an incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.
Networking
  • Work continues on the stability of the Wi-Fi connectivity. If you see any issues please report the problems for investigation.
YouTube
  • Some users are encountering an issue where their YouTube account is being signed out whenever they launch the app.
    • Workaround: Uninstall/re-install the app and sign in with your account again.


 

Night.Ninja

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Im not sure how I feel about groups :confused:

Right now I would love groups and pins
 

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So instead of pins you have groups now

What kind of groups have people made so far?






Might end up making a backlog one just to complete some games I've had for a while
 
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...Are those just emojis in the group names? That's a clever idea, I might have to steal it.

I kept the original Pins group around as my currently-playing group (plus the Accessories app, for quick switching of controller profiles), added one for apps I use regularly, then two for my backlog (one for stuff I've put at least some time into and plan to pick back up eventually, another for stuff I'I've either barely touched, or forgotten enough about that i'll just start over fresh with when I go back to them), then a bunch of vague genre groups:

 
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You went in!

I need to create more groups
 

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Starting at 6:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Beta Ring will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1806.180524-1920). Read on for more about the features, fixes and known issues in the latest 1806 system update.
New Features:

Group Your Games and Apps
In this build we are enabling the Groups feature for all of the Preview BETA ring. You’ll need to take the new system update once available, and then perform a full power reboot of the console before Groups will be enabled for you.
With so much content available, fans have asked for more options to organize libraries of games and apps. Today, we’re introducing a powerful new enhancement to Pins, which we call “Groups.” With Groups, you can create multiple collections of content made up of anything from within My Games & Apps. You can also assign custom names to each Group, organize and order them, and add individual Groups to Home. Groups will appear across My Games & Apps, Home and Guide, so you’ll be able to access your Groups at a moment’s notice. Best of all, Groups are tied to your Xbox Live account, so they will automatically sync across multiple Xbox One consoles. We’ve started you off with a Group that should look very familiar — your Pins! To get started, open the Guide and click on the My Games & Apps button to access your Groups or start adding to them!
Improved Search Functionality
Searching for content is now even easier! Now pressing the Y button anywhere in the dashboard will bring up the search dialog. This process is found in many apps, but now you can do it anywhere within the dashboard. Not seeing enough results for your search? Hit enter or click the “more results” button to view a full page for your search results.
Additional Accessibility Options
The Narrator feature on Xbox One now supports five additional languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, and Dutch. We’re also adding an Australian version of English language for Narrator, so Australian users will no longer have to select US or UK English in order to use Narrator.
Mixer Broadcasting
  • Users can now enable their camera to display full screen while broadcasting.
Experiments
A subset of Xbox Insiders may see some experimental features in addition to what’s listed above. These are designed to gauge interest and solicit feedback from a more focused group. For example, some users will be able to share game-specific stats amongst your friends right on your home page. While others may find greater functionality within Clubs.
As always, thanks to all the Xbox Insiders for your feedback. Your insight and input is both critical and crucial to making a better Xbox experience for gamers around the world.
Fixes:

GameDVR
  • Fixed the issue in which some users did not receive pop up notifications for Game DVR captures and the guide did not update the number of new captures.
Microsoft Edge
  • Fixed an issue in which switching Microsoft Edge tabs will cause PDF files to disappear from the screen.
  • Stability and performance fixes for Microsoft Edge, specifically when multiple tabs are open.
System Performance
    • Misc. performance fixes in the platform.

Known Issues:

Groups
  • Enabling Groups after taking the update: Groups may not appear for you on first sign in unless you do a full console reboot after taking the system update. This is being fixed in an upcoming build and should only affect having just taken this system update.
  • The Groups tab in My games & apps may not show after sign in even though you can access Groups in Guide, or you may see “This group does not exist” on Home on first sign-in for your existing Groups. Workaround: Sign in / out to refresh these pages.
  • Some changes might not be reflected when editing Groups between multiple consoles after coming out of connected standby. Sign in/out to fix.
  • Adding the Rewards app to Groups causes you to be unable to access your Groups. This is fixed for an upcoming build.
  • Using special characters in Group names (e.g. &,”) causes issues during Group creation or using the “Add more” flow. Note: emojis are fine. This is being fixed in an upcoming build.
  • You may see issues with Groups if you frequently switch between your non-Preview console and your Preview console. Workaround: Reset your Groups locally on the Preview console through “My games & apps” > Groups, then using the “Reset groups” button at the bottom of the page to resync from the service.
Profile Color
  • Sometimes users may encounter an incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.
Networking
  • Work continues on the stability of the Wi-Fi connectivity. If you see any issues please report the problems for investigation.
YouTube
  • Some users are encountering an issue where their YouTube account is being signed out whenever they launch the app.
  • Workaround: Uninstall/re-install the app and sign in with your account again.
Read more at https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2018/05...06-system-update-5-30-18/#IgHSPed8GbjGoxYY.99
 

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Starting at 6:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Ring will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1806.180528-1920). Read on for more about the features, fixes and known issues in the latest 1806 system update.
New Features:

Additional Accessibility Options – New Narrator languages
  • Users can now enable the new Narrator languages: Spanish (es-MX, es-AR, es-CO, es-CL), English (en-AU), Portuguese (pt-BR), Polish (pl), Swedish (sv-SE), and Dutch (nl-NL, nl-NB).

Fixes:

Audio/Video
  • Fixes for some Video apps such as the NBC app to fix audio/video sync issues.

Localization
  • Various localization issues fixed in this build.

System Performance
  • Misc. performance fixes in the platform.

Known Issues:

Groups
  • Enabling Groups after taking the update: Groups may not appear for you on first sign in unless you do a full console reboot after taking the system update. This is being fixed in an upcoming build and should only affect having just taken this system update.
  • The Groups tab in My games & apps may not show after sign in even though you can access Groups in Guide, or you may see “This group does not exist” on Home on first sign-in for your existing Groups. Workaround: Sign in / out to refresh these pages.
  • Some changes might not be reflected when editing Groups between multiple consoles after coming out of connected standby. Sign in/out to fix.
  • Adding the Rewards app to Groups causes you to be unable to access your Groups. This is fixed for an upcoming build.
  • Using special characters in Group names (e.g. &,”) causes issues during Group creation or using the “Add more” flow. Note: emojis are fine. This is being fixed in an upcoming build.
  • You may see issues with Groups if you frequently switch between your non-Preview console and your Preview console. Workaround: Reset your Groups locally on the Preview console through “My games & apps” > Groups, then using the “Reset groups” button at the bottom of the page to resync from the service.

Profile Color
  • Sometimes users may encounter an incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.

Networking
  • Work continues on the stability of the Wi-Fi connectivity. If you see any issues please report the problems for investigation.

YouTube
  • Some users are encountering an issue where their YouTube account is being signed out whenever they launch the app.
    • Workaround: Uninstall/re-install the app and sign in with your account again.

Read more at https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2018/05...06-system-update-5-31-18/#AlUDbuViMkxZowK8.99
 

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#9
Starting at 2:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Ring will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1806.180531-1920). Read on for more about the fixes and known issues in the latest 1806 system update.
Fixes:

My Games & Apps
  • Fixed an issue where users were seeing multiple Games & Apps categories appearing in their category lists.
Groups
  • Fixed an issue where users would have issues navigating Groups within the Guide.
Localization
  • Various localization issues fixed in this build.
Settings
  • Fixed an issue in which the console would turn back on after a full shutdown.
System Performance
  • Misc. performance fixes in the platform.


Known Issues:

Groups
  • Enabling Groups after taking the update: Groups may not appear for you on first sign in unless you do a full console reboot after taking the system update. This is being fixed in an upcoming build and should only affect having just taken this system update.
  • The Groups tab in My games & apps may not show after sign in even though you can access Groups in Guide, or you may see “This group does not exist” on Home on first sign-in for your existing Groups. Workaround: Sign in / out to refresh these pages.
  • Some changes might not be reflected when editing Groups between multiple consoles after coming out of connected standby. Sign in/out to fix.
  • Adding the Rewards app to Groups causes you to be unable to access your Groups. This is fixed for an upcoming build.
  • Using special characters in Group names (e.g. &,”) causes issues during Group creation or using the “Add more” flow. Note: emojis are fine. This is being fixed in an upcoming build.
  • You may see issues with Groups if you frequently switch between your non-Preview console and your Preview console. Workaround: Reset your Groups locally on the Preview console through “My games & apps” > Groups, then using the “Reset groups” button at the bottom of the page to resync from the service.
Profile Color
  • Sometimes users may encounter an incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.
Networking
  • Work continues on the stability of the Wi-Fi connectivity. If you see any issues please report the problems for investigation.
YouTube
  • Some users are encountering an issue where their YouTube account is being signed out whenever they launch the app.
    • Workaround: Uninstall/re-install the app and sign in with your account again
Read more at https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2018/06...806-system-update-6-3-18/#PLxO9bLLOHobThGc.99
 

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https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2018/11/25/new-preview-alpha-ring-1811-update-11-25-18/

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Ring will begin receiving a new 1811 Xbox One system update (181120-1543). Read on for more about the fixes and known issues in the latest 1811 system update.

Fixes:


My Games and Apps
  • Fixes to the system to ensure that Game Updates are automatically downloaded and installed when the user selects the option in settings.
  • Performance fixes displaying your licensed content in My Games and Apps.
  • Fixed the bug causing Game Pass and EA Access Games to go Missing when the collection cache changed.

Known Issues:


Audio
  • We are tracking audio issues in which some games have audio that cuts in and out
  • Audio settings reverting to a previous settings after taking an update. Workaround is to please turn on your Audio Receiver prior to turning your Xbox One and the settings will not revert.
Mouse
  • We are tracking the issue with mouse lag causing game performance in some games – Workaround – Turn down the polling rate if you have a gaming mouse with software on a PC. Turn it as low as possible (125 hz).
Profile Color
  • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.
 
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#16
https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/01/03/new-preview-alpha-skip-ahead-update-1-3-2019/

Starting at 2:00 pm PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Skip Ahead will begin receiving the latest 1904 Xbox One system update (rs_xbox_dev_flight.190101.1900). Read on for more about the latest and greatest fixes and known issues in this 1904 system update. This build has the same features as newest 1811 and fixes in 1902 plus more to be announced over the coming weeks!

Fixes:

General Performance
  • Various general bug fixes

Known Issues:

Audio
  • We are tracking audio issues in which some games have audio that cuts in and out
  • Audio settings reverting to a previous settings after taking an update. Workaround is to please turn on your Audio Receiver prior to turning your Xbox One and the settings will not revert.
Profile Color
  • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.
 

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#17
https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/01/09/new-preview-alpha-skip-ahead-1904-build-1-9-2019/

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Skip Ahead will begin receiving the latest 1904 Xbox One system update (19h1_release_xbox_dev_1904.190107-2015). Read on for more about the fixes and known issues in the latest 1904 system update.

Fixes:

My Games and Apps
  • We have fixed the issue in the apps were not keeping users signed in in apps such as Youtube/Hulu and Netflix.
  • Improved the Fast Start performance of titles.
Oneguide
  • Fixes to address Oneguide not working and addresses USB Tuners not working.
System
  • Performance Fixes to improve the stability of Home.

Known Issues:


Guide/Game launching
  • If you are playing a game then switch back to guide then the game the game will run slower. Workaround Do not use the B to return to the game use the icon in Guide.
Dashboard – Blank Tabs
  • We are aware that some users are seeing Dashboard tabs not loading console on boot. Please file feedback ASAP when you see this so we can continue to investigate.
Profile Color
  • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.
My Games and Apps:
  • We are tracking an issue in which certain apps are displaying the error code 0xD0000189 when launching. Workaround reboot the console and launch the app.
 

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#18
https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/01/11/new-preview-alpha-skip-ahead-1904-build-1-11-2019/

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Skip Ahead will begin receiving the latest 1904 Xbox One system update (19h1_release_xbox_dev_1904.190109-1920). Read on for more about the fixes and known issues in the latest 1904 system update.
Fixes:

Guide/Game launching
  • We have fixed the issue of when a user was playing a game, returned to Guide then back to the game was causing poor system performance.
My Games and Apps:
  • We have fixed the issue that come users were seeing blank content in My Games & Apps
  • Improved the Fast Start performance of titles.
System
  • Performance Fixes to improve the launch of Home.

Known Issues:

Dashboard – Blank Tabs
  • We are aware that some users are seeing Dashboard tabs not loading console on boot. Please file feedback ASAP when you see this so we can continue to investigate.
Profile Color
  • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.
My Games and Apps:
  • We are tracking an issue in which certain apps are displaying the error code 0xD0000189 when launching. Workaround reboot the console and launch the app.
 

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#19
https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/01/14/new-preview-alpha-skip-ahead-alpha-ring-1904-build-1-14-2019/

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Skip Ahead and Preview Alpha Rings will begin receiving the latest 1904 Xbox One system update (19h1_release_xbox_dev_1904.190111-1920). Read on for more about the fixes and known issues in the latest 1904 system update. For the next few releases we will keep Alpha Skip Ahead and Alpha builds in sync to test core functionality.

Fixes:


My Games and Apps
System
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and base operating system framework updates.

Known Issues:

Dashboard – Blank Tabs
  • We are aware that some users are seeing Dashboard tabs not loading console on boot. Please file feedback ASAP when you see this so we can continue to investigate.
Profile Color
  • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.
My Games and Apps
  • We are tracking an issue in which certain apps are displaying the error code 0xD0000189 when launching. Workaround reboot the console and launch the app.
Skype
  • We are aware of an issue with skype that when a user clicks on a conversation and/or pressing X to start a video call seem to freeze and eventually crash skype.
 

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#20
https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/01/16/new-preview-alpha-skip-ahead-alpha-ring-1904-build-1-16-2019/

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Skip Ahead and Preview Alpha Rings will begin receiving the latest 1904 Xbox One system update (19h1_release_xbox_dev_1904.190114-1920). Read on for more about the fixes and known issues in the latest 1904 system update. For the next few releases we will keep Alpha Skip Ahead and Alpha builds in sync to test core functionality.
New Features:

Mini Keyboard
  • We are flighting a new Mini Keyboard and would love your feedback. If you prefer or require the bigger keyboard for accessibility, it is still available in Settings -> Ease of Access -> Magnifier -> Larger Keyboard. This mini keyboard floats over the UI, so will position itself smartly around textboxes. If you see any positioning or general issues, please file bugs with as much detail as possible (app you were using, screenshot etc.) as we deliberately have minimal logging around text entry for privacy reasons. Keep an eye out for a quest and survey!
Fixes:

Dashboard – Blank Tabs
  • We have fixed the issue in which some users were seeing Dashboard tabs not loading console on boot.
Movies and TV
  • Fixed the issue with 4k UHD “The Martian Extended Edition” playback losing audio sync with video repeatedly in audio passthrough mode
My Games and Apps
System – Home
  • Fixed Home crashes that some users would experience when system sounds played.

Known Issues:

Profile Color
  • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.
My Games and Apps
  • We are tracking an issue in which certain apps are displaying the error code 0xD0000189 when launching. Workaround reboot the console and launch the app.
Skype
  • We are aware of an issue with skype that when a user clicks on a conversation and/or pressing X to start a video call seem to freeze and eventually crash skype.
 

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#21
https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/01/18/new-preview-alpha-skip-ahead-alpha-ring-1904-build-1-18-2019/

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Skip Ahead and Preview Alpha Rings will begin receiving the latest 1904 Xbox One system update (19h1_release_xbox_dev_1904.190115-1920). Read on for more about the fixes and known issues in the latest 1904 system update. For the next few releases we will keep Alpha Skip Ahead and Alpha builds in sync to test core functionality.
New Features:
Mini Keyboard
  • We are flighting a new Mini Keyboard and would love your feedback. If you prefer or require the bigger keyboard for accessibility, it is still available in Settings -> Ease of Access -> Magnifier -> Larger Keyboard. This mini keyboard floats over the UI, so will position itself smartly around text boxes. If you see any positioning or general issues, please file bugs with as much detail as possible (app you were using, screenshot etc.) as we deliberately have minimal logging around text entry for privacy reasons. Keep an eye out for a quest and survey!
Fixes:

Messaging
  • Framework enhancements to the messaging system to support future feature work.
My Games and Apps
  • Fixes to FastStart Update not reporting progress correctly.
  • Fixes to certain apps and games to resolve the launch error with error code 0xD0000189 when launching.
Networking
  • Updated Wi-Fi drivers.
System – Home
  • Optimization fixes to content blocks on home.
  • Localization fixes.

Known Issues:

Profile Color
  • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.
Messaging
  • We are aware that when accessing messages in the guide the tab UI is not correct.
My Games and Apps:
  • We are tracking an issue with Borderlands 2 DLC not being recognized as owned with valid entitlement
Skype
  • We are aware of an issue with skype that when a user clicks on a conversation and/or pressing X to start a video call seem to freeze and eventually crash skype.