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Xbox Insider Program Changelog (Updated: July 30, 2017 – Alpha Ring)

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Welcome to our new one-stop shop for Xbox Insider Program updates!

Since the Xbox Insider Program is updated so frequently, we decided we’d start placing the patch notes into a single place so you can bookmark it. This way, we can also track how the Xbox OS has developed over time.

Latest Xbox Insider Updates by Ring:

Alpha Ring | Beta Ring | Ring 3 | Ring 4

Xbox Insider Updates by month:

July 2017 | June 2017 | May 2017 | April 2017

Current in-progress features available to 1706 Xbox Insiders:

Creators Collection


July 30th, 2017 (Alpha Ring)

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170728-1839
Available: 2:00PM PDT 7/30 (9:00PM GMT 30/7)

FIXES:

Game Installations

  • Fixed an issue with Game Installations that contains multiple languages in which the game can launch in the wrong language

Party Chat

  • Fixed an issue in which some users are being disconnected at regular intervals with improved error reporting.

July 28th, 2017 (Ring 3, Ring 4)

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170724-1700
Available: 6:00PM PDT 7/28 (1:00AM GMT 29/7)

FIXES:

Sign-In

  • Fixed an issue which could sometimes cause users to be signed out after launching a game or app.

July 28th, 2017 (Beta Ring)

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170725-1700
Available: 6:00PM PDT 7/28 (1:00AM GMT 29/7)

FIXES:

Mixer

  • Fixed an issue which could cause Mixer broadcasting to crash when a chat message is deleted.

July 28th, 2017 (Alpha Ring)

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170726-1731
Available: 6:00PM PDT 7/28 (1:00AM GMT 29/7)

FIXES:

Party Chat

  • Performance improvements for party chat.

Guide

  • Fixed an issue which caused the e-mail address associated with child accounts to always appear in the Guide when the child account is signed out.

July 27th, 2017 (Beta Ring)

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170724-1700
Available: 6:00PM PDT 7/27 (1:00AM GMT 28/7)

FIXES:

Sign-In

  • Fixed an issue which could sometimes cause users to be signed out after launching a game or app.

Controller

  • New controller firmware is now available for Xbox One S controllers with bluetooth and a 3.5-mm audio jack.

July 27th, 2017 (Alpha Ring)

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170725-1700
Available: 6:00PM PDT 7/27 (1:00AM GMT 28/7)

FIXES:

Mixer

  • Fixed an issue which could cause Mixer broadcasting to crash when a chat message is deleted.

July 26th, 2017 (Alpha Ring)

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170724-1700
Available: 6:00PM PDT 7/26 (1:00AM GMT 27/7)

FIXES:

Sign-In

  • Fixed an issue which could sometimes cause users to be signed out after launching a game or app.

July 25th, 2017 (Ring 3, Ring 4)

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170721-2102
Available: 6:00PM PDT 7/24 (9:00PM GMT 24/7)

FIXES:

Profile

  • When uploading a custom gamerpic, a notification will now inform users when their custom gamerpic has been submitted and is under review.

Sign-In

  • Fixed an issue which could prevent users from signing in to certain apps such as the Xbox Insider App.
  • Fixed an issue in which Passcode sign in was being bypassed by users that had controllers linked

Skype

  • Fixed issues which could sometimes cause the Skype app to crash.

Microsoft Edge

  • Resolved an issue which sometimes caused Twitter videos to fail to play in Microsoft Edge.

HBO Go

  • Numerous performance improvements for the HBO Go app.

July 24th, 2017 (Beta Ring)

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170721-2102
Available: 6:00PM PDT 7/24 (9:00PM GMT 24/7)

FIXES:

Profile

  • When uploading a custom gamerpic, a notification will now inform users when their custom gamerpic has been submitted and is under review.

Sign-In

  • Fixed an issue which could prevent users from signing in to certain apps such as the Xbox Insider App.
  • Fixed an issue in which Passcode sign in was being bypassed by users that had controllers linked

Skype

  • Fixed issues which could sometimes cause the Skype app to crash.

Microsoft Edge

  • Resolved an issue which sometimes caused Twitter videos to fail to play in Microsoft Edge.

HBO Go

  • Numerous performance improvements for the HBO Go app.

July 23rd, 2017 (Ring 3, Ring 4)

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170719-1720
Available: 2:00PM PDT 7/23 (9:00PM GMT 23/7)

FIXES:

Store

  • Fixed an issue which could prevent the Store tab from appearing on the dashboard or the Store app from launching.

July 23rd, 2017 (Alpha Ring)

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170721-2102
Available: 2:00PM PDT 7/23 (9:00PM GMT 23/7)

FIXES:

Profile

  • When uploading a custom gamerpic, a notification will now inform users when their custom gamerpic has been submitted and is under review.

Sign-In

  • Fixed an issue which could prevent users from signing in to certain apps such as the Xbox Insider App.
  • Fixed an issue in which Passcode sign in was being bypassed by users that had controllers linked

Skype

  • Fixed issues which could sometimes cause the Skype app to crash.

Microsoft Edge

  • Resolved an issue which sometimes caused Twitter videos to fail to play in Microsoft Edge.

HBO Go

  • Numerous performance improvements for the HBO Go app.

July 22nd, 2017 (Beta Ring)

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170719-1720
Available: 2:00PM PDT 7/22 (9:00PM GMT 22/7)

FIXES:

Store

  • Fixed an issue which could prevent the Store tab from appearing on the dashboard or the Store app from launching.

July 21st, 2017 (Alpha Ring)

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170719-1720
Available: 2:00PM PDT 7/21 (9:00PM GMT 21/7)

FIXES:

Store

  • Fixed an issue which could prevent the Store tab from appearing on the dashboard or the Store app from launching.

July 8th, 2017 (Beta Ring, Ring 3, Ring 4)

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170707-1139
Available: 4:00PM PDT 7/8 (11:00PM GMT 8/7)

FIXES:

Miscellaneous


July 8th, 2017 (Alpha Ring)

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170707-1139
Available: 2:00PM PDT 7/8 (9:00PM GMT 8/7)

FIXES:

Miscellaneous


July 7th, 2017 (Alpha Ring)

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170706-1652
Available: 7:00PM PDT 7/7 (2:00AM GMT 8/7)

FIXES:

Xbox App

  • Fixed an issue which could sometimes prevent users from finding and connecting to an Xbox One via the Xbox App.

Miscellaneous

  • Miscellaneous fixes and improvements.

July 1st, 2017 (Beta Ring, Ring 3)

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170629-1708
Available: 2:00PM PDT 7/1 (9:00PM GMT 1/7)

FIXES:

Games & Apps

  • Resolved an issue which could sometimes cause Fallout Shelter to crash.
  • Fixed an issue which could sometimes cause games to crash to the dashboard during use.

Accessories

  • Controller firmware update (stability fixes) available for Xbox One S controllers with Bluetooth. Please update your controllers and give us your feedback.

June 30th, 2017 (Alpha Ring)

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170629-1708
Available: 6:00PM PDT 6/30 (1:00AM GMT 1/7)

FIXES:

Games & Apps

  • Resolved an issue which could sometimes cause Fallout Shelter to crash.
  • Fixed an issue which could sometimes cause games to crash to the dashboard during use.

Accessories

  • Controller firmware update available with stability fixes. Please update your controllers and give us your feedback.

June 29th, 2017 (Alpha Ring)

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170628-2102
Available: 8:30PM PDT 6/29 (3:30AM GMT 30/6)

FIXES:

Games & Apps

  • Fixed an issue which caused certain games to fail to launch after installation (some of the affected titles included Metro Redux, Injustice 2, and Call of Duty: Black Ops III).

June 28th, 2017 (Ring 3)

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170626-1753
Available: 2:00PM PDT 6/27 (9:00PM GMT 28/6)

FIXES:

Guide

  • Fixed an issue which sometimes caused recently used games and apps, pins, and Achievement data to fail to display in the Guide. NOTE: If you encounter this issue after downloading this system update, please immediately submit feedback via Report a problem.

Store

  • Resolved an issue which sometimes caused the Store to crash upon launch.

June 27th, 2017 (Alpha Ring, Beta Ring)

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170626-1753
Available: 9:30PM PDT 6/27 (4:30AM GMT 28/6)

FIXES:

Guide

  • Fixed an issue which sometimes caused recently used games and apps, pins, and Achievement data to fail to display in the Guide. NOTE: If you encounter this issue after downloading this system update, please immediately submit feedback via Report a problem.

Store

  • Resolved an issue which sometimes caused the Store to crash upon launch.

June 25th, 2017 (Beta Ring, Ring 3)

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170623-2014
Available: 6:00PM PDT 6/25 (1:00AM GMT 26/6)

FIXES:

Game update failures

  • Game updates that have been failing/stuck in the update queue is fixed

OOBE

  • Localization fixes in the Out of Box Experience

Store

  • Fixed an issue for some users receiving an error message when attempting to purchase Xbox 360 Back Compat titles.
  • When purchasing content from the Store, pressing B to back out of the purchase experience may cause the “Buy” button to disappear from the Store interface

Mixer

  • After dismissing the virtual keyboard, attempting to relaunch the virtual keyboard may fail.
  • When signing out of the Mixer app and signing in with a new user, the user who launched the app is still displayed.

June 23rd, 2017 (Alpha Ring)

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170621-1800
Available: 6:00PM PDT 6/23 (1:00AM GMT 24/6)

FIXES:

OOBE

  • Localization fixes in the Out of Box Experience

Store

  • Fixed an issue for some users receiving an error message when attempting to purchase Xbox 360 Back Compat titles.
  • When purchasing content from the Store, pressing B to back out of the purchase experience may cause the “Buy” button to disappear from the Store interface

Skype

  • Fixed an issue which could sometimes prevent the Skype Preview app from receiving calls.

Mixer

  • After dismissing the virtual keyboard, attempting to relaunch the virtual keyboard may fail.
  • When signing out of the Mixer app and signing in with a new user, the user who launched the app is still displayed.

KNOWN ISSUES:

My Games and Apps

  • Some app updates are failing. This is being investigated. Workaround is to reboot the console and try again.

June 22nd, 2017 (Beta Ring)

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170620-1900
Available: 6:00PM PDT 6/22 (1:00AM GMT 23/6)

FIXES:

Networking

  • Fixed an issue affecting consoles in European countries which caused no wireless networks to appear in results when scanning for available networks. If you are a user in a European country and encountered this issue, please try again and let us know via Report a problem if this still occurs (thank you for the help!).

Games & Apps

  • Fixed an issue which sometimes caused the Queue to become unresponsive after cancelling an installation.

Skype

  • Fixed an issue which could sometimes prevent the Skype Preview app from receiving calls.

Audio

  • Resolved an issue which could sometimes cause game audio to stop playing after connecting or disconnecting a headset.
  • Resolved an issue which could cause the console to reboot when an HDMI audio device is plugged in.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Mixer

  • After dismissing the virtual keyboard, attempting to relaunch the virtual keyboard may fail.
  • When signing out of the Mixer app and signing in with a new user, the user who launched the app is still displayed.

Store

  • When purchasing content from the Store, pressing B to back out of the purchase experience may cause the “Buy” button to disappear from the Store interface.

June 21st, 2017 (Beta Ring)

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170616-1900
Available: 2:00PM PDT 6/21 (9:00PM GMT 21/6)

FIXES:

Guide

  • Fixed an issue which could cause the Guide to lock up, freeze, or lag when the Wireless Display app is installed.

Netflix

  • Fixed an issue which could sometimes cause Netflix to crash during use.

Party Chat

  • Resolved an issue which could sometimes cause party chat to crash.
  • Fixed an issue which could prevent users from seeing text messages they have sent in party chat.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Networking

  • In certain European countries, when scanning for a wireless network sometimes no networks appear in the results. The development team is working on a fix for this issue and is targeting a fix for 6/23/17. Workaround: Switch to a wired connection, change WiFi channels, or move and disable nearby wireless devices to reduce interference.

Mixer

  • After dismissing the virtual keyboard, attempting to relaunch the virtual keyboard may fail.
  • When signing out of the Mixer app and signing in with a new user, the user who launched the app is still displayed.

Store

  • When purchasing content from the Store, pressing B to back out of the purchase experience may cause the “Buy” button to disappear from the Store interface.

June 19th, 2017 (Ring 3)

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170613-1900
Available: 6:00PM PDT 6/19 (1:00AM GMT 20/6)

NEW FEATURES

When loading the dashboard on your Xbox One, Preview Ring 3 Insiders will notice a new Entertainment twist nestled between Community and Store. Here you’ll find the latest movies and TV shows as well as content from your favorite video streaming apps. Be sure to explore the new Entertainment twist and use Report a problem if you encounter any issues.

FIXES:

Games & Apps

  • Resolved an issue which could sometimes cause games and apps to fail to launch.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Guide

  • Launching the Guide causes certain games to lock up, freeze, or lag. Workaround: Uninstalling the Wireless Display app from the console may help to improve Guide performance with certain games.

Mixer

  • After dismissing the virtual keyboard, attempting to relaunch the virtual keyboard may fail.
  • When signing out of the Mixer app and signing in with a new user, the user who launched the app is still displayed.

Store

  • When purchasing content from the Store, pressing B to back out of the purchase experience may cause the “Buy” button to disappear from the Store interface.

June 19th, 2017 (Alpha Ring)

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170616-1900
Available: 6:00PM PDT 6/19 (1:00AM GMT 20/6)

NEW FEATURES

Sony Crackle BETA

  • The Crackle BETA app is now available to Preview Alpha! Check out the latest version of Crackle on Xbox One with a streamlined interface and new features. Crackle has your favorite movies, hit TV series and can’t-miss originals you won’t find anywhere else. Whether you’re a comedy, action or drama addict, with fresh daily programming there’s always something new to stream. Sign up for Crackle and become one of the millions who enjoy free streaming entertainment.

FIXES:

Guide

  • Fixed an issue which could cause the Guide to lock up, freeze, or lag when the Wireless Display app is installed.

Netflix

  • Fixed an issue which could sometimes cause Netflix to crash during use.

Party Chat

  • Resolved an issue which could sometimes cause party chat to crash.
  • Fixed an issue which could prevent users from seeing text messages they have sent in party chat.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Mixer

  • After dismissing the virtual keyboard, attempting to relaunch the virtual keyboard may fail.
  • When signing out of the Mixer app and signing in with a new user, the user who launched the app is still displayed.

June 17th, 2017 (Beta Ring)

Beta Ring Xbox Insiders are getting a minor update which rolled out to the Alpha Ring on June 16, with improved overall game and app stability.

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170613-1900
Available: 2:00PM PDT 6/17 (9:00PM GMT 17/6)

FIXES:

Games & Apps

  • Resolved an issue which could sometimes cause games and apps to fail to launch.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Guide

  • Launching the Guide causes certain games to lock up, freeze, or lag. Workaround: Uninstalling the Wireless Display app from the console may help to improve Guide performance with certain games.

Mixer

  • After dismissing the virtual keyboard, attempting to relaunch the virtual keyboard may fail.
  • When signing out of the Mixer app and signing in with a new user, the user who launched the app is still displayed.

Store

  • When purchasing content from the Store, pressing B to back out of the purchase experience may cause the “Buy” button to disappear from the Store interface.

June 16th, 2017 (Alpha Ring)

Today’s update to the Alpha Ring brings a minor change to “Games & Apps” to improve overall stability.

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170613-1900
Available: 2:00PM PDT 6/16 (9:00PM GMT 16/6)

FIXES:

Games & Apps

  • Resolved an issue which could sometimes cause games and apps to fail to launch.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Guide

  • Launching the Guide causes certain games to lock up, freeze, or lag. Workaround: Uninstalling the Wireless Display app from the console may help to improve Guide performance with certain games.

Mixer

  • After dismissing the virtual keyboard, attempting to relaunch the virtual keyboard may fail.
  • When signing out of the Mixer app and signing in with a new user, the user who launched the app is still displayed.

Store

  • When purchasing content from the Store, pressing B to back out of the purchase experience may cause the “Buy” button to disappear from the Store interface.

June 15th, 2017 (Ring 3)

Ring 3 Xbox Insiders are getting their first 1706 update, which introduces Mixer co-streaming, controller linking and more.

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170608-1900
Available: 6:00PM PDT 6/15 (1:00AM GMT 16/6)

NEW FEATURES:

Welcome to 1706 on Xbox One! This month we’re rolling out more fan-requested improvements, new features for Mixer, and much more!

Profile

  • When a signed in user is selected in the Guide, the e-mail address associated with their account will now display under their profile, as well as on Home. This feature is enabled by default for adult accounts, and disabled for child accounts (child accounts will never see the e-mail address associated with their account displayed). Adult accounts can disable this feature by navigating to Settings > Account > Sign-in, security & passkey.

Co-streaming

  • You can now invite a friend to combine their game broadcast with yours! Sign in with an account that has an Xbox Live Gold subscription and invite a friend to your party. Once you’ve begun broadcasting your game from the Guide, you’ll be able to select “Invite party to co-stream” from the Party tab. Co-streaming is currently available only to Alpha Insiders, so we’d suggest using the Insider forums to sync up with other Alpha Insiders to test out this feature. Learn more about co-streaming and other features new to Mixer here, and be sure to complete the “Invite to Co-Stream” Quest and Survey in the Xbox Insiders Hub to provide your feedback!

Controller Linking

  • Signing into your Xbox account can now be done with a click of the Xbox button thanks to the new controller linking feature! You can now link an account to a specific controller by opening the Guide, navigating to Settings > Account > Sign-in, security & passkey and selecting the “This controller signs in…” option followed by “Link controller.” From there, test the feature out for yourself by signing out of your account and then turning your controller off and then back on. Find more detailed steps and provide your thoughts on this feature by accepting the “Link Your Controller” Quest in the Xbox Insiders Hub!

FIXES:

Windows Sonic

  • Fixed an issue which could cause distorted sounds and audio glitches when Windows Sonic is enabled.

Skype UWP

  • Fixed issues which could sometimes cause the Skype UWP to crash during use.

Mixer

  • Fixed an issue which sometimes caused the virtual keyboard to lose focus (preventing text from being entered).

KNOWN ISSUES:

Guide

  • Launching the Guide causes certain games to lock up, freeze, or lag. Workaround: Uninstalling the Wireless Display app from the console may help to improve Guide performance with certain games.

Store

  • When purchasing content from the Store, pressing B to back out of the purchase experience may cause the “Buy” button to disappear from the Store interface.

Mixer

  • After dismissing the virtual keyboard, attempting to relaunch the virtual keyboard may fail.
  • When switching games while broadcasting with Mixer, the stream freezes and doesn’t allow the user to close or restart the broadcast. Workaround: Restart the console.

June 14th, 2017 (Alpha Ring)

Audio is the main focus on this Alpha Ring build, with tweaks to headset and Dolby Atmos usage, as well as other miscellaneous audio issues.

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170611-1700
Available: 6:00PM PDT 6/14 (1:00AM GMT 15/6)

FIXES:

Audio

  • Fixed an issue which would sometimes cause a “Check your audio receiver” error when adjusting Xbox headset audio settings.
  • When enabling Dolby Atmos for Home Theater (HDMI), you should no longer encounter an error that indicates your receiver does not support Dolby Atmos for Home Theater (when it does).
  • Fixed an issue which could sometimes cause all audio to be lost.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Mixer

  • After dismissing the virtual keyboard, attempting to relaunch the virtual keyboard may fail.
  • When signing out of the Mixer app and signing in with a new user, the user who launched the app is still displayed.

Store

  • When purchasing content from the Store, pressing B to back out of the purchase experience may cause the “Buy” button to disappear from the Store interface.

June 13th, 2017 (Beta Ring)

Yesterday’s Alpha Ring build is now rolling out to the Beta Ring, which fixes issues with game start-up and software installation.

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170608-1900
Available: 6:00PM PDT 6/12 (1:00AM GMT 13/6)

FIXES:

Games & Apps

  • Fixed an issue where games or apps reported they were currently installing despite having completed installation (this also sometimes prevented users from playing certain titles including Diablo III and Dark Souls III).

KNOWN ISSUES:

Audio

  • When using Windows Sonic or Dolby Atmos for headphones, you may hear static in the audio. This issue is being investigated by the development team.

Mixer

  • After dismissing the virtual keyboard, attempting to relaunch the virtual keyboard may fail.
  • When signing out of the Mixer app and signing in with a new user, the user who launched the app is still displayed.

Store

  • When purchasing content from the Store, pressing B to back out of the purchase experience may cause the “Buy” button to disappear from the Store interface.

June 12th, 2017 (Alpha Ring)

Today’s Alpha Ring build targets game and app installation bugs and reported issues surrounding certain titles.

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170608-1900
Available: 6:00PM PDT 6/12 (1:00AM GMT 13/6)

FIXES:

Games & Apps

  • Fixed an issue where games or apps reported they were currently installing despite having completed installation (this also sometimes prevented users from playing certain titles including Diablo III and Dark Souls III).

KNOWN ISSUES:

Audio

  • When using Windows Sonic or Dolby Atmos for headphones, you may hear static in the audio. This issue is being investigated by the development team.

Mixer

  • After dismissing the virtual keyboard, attempting to relaunch the virtual keyboard may fail.
  • When signing out of the Mixer app and signing in with a new user, the user who launched the app is still displayed.

Store

  • When purchasing content from the Store, pressing B to back out of the purchase experience may cause the “Buy” button to disappear from the Store interface.

June 9th, 2017 (Beta Ring)

Today’s Beta Ring update implements the same fixes from the last Alpha Ring build, with improvements across a range of system features and apps.

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170604-1700
Available: 2:00PM PDT 6/9 (9:00PM GMT 9/6)

FIXES:

Party Chat

  • Resolved an issue which sometimes caused the “Connecting” icon to never disappear and party to fail to connect when initiating a party.

Audio

  • Fixed an issue which could sometimes cause audio to fail to play in games (but play as normal on the dashboard).

Games & Apps

  • Resolved an issue which could sometimes cause game and app tiles to not be visible in Games & Apps.

Minecraft

  • Fixed an issue which could sometimes cause graphical corruption in Minecraft.

Mixer

  • When switching games while broadcasting with Mixer, the stream should no longer freeze.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Games and Apps

  • In some instances, games or apps may report that they are currently installing despite having completed installation.

Audio

  • When using Windows Sonic or Dolby Atmos for headphones, you may hear static in the audio. This issue is being investigated by the development team.

Mixer

  • After dismissing the virtual keyboard, attempting to relaunch the virtual keyboard may fail.
  • When signing out of the Mixer app and signing in with a new user, the user who launched the app is still displayed.
  • When switching games while broadcasting with Mixer, the stream freezes and doesn’t allow the user to close or restart the broadcast. Workaround: Restart the console.

June 7th, 2017 (Alpha Ring)

Alpha Ring Xbox Insiders are getting their second 1706 update, which packs a new Entertainment ‘twist’ menu tab and a range of fixes across the system, games, and applications.

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170604-1700
Available: 6:00PM PDT 6/7 (1:00AM GMT 8/6)

NEW FEATURES:

Entertainment Twist

  • When loading the dashboard on your Xbox One, Preview Alpha Insiders will notice a new Entertainment twist nestled between Community and Store. Here you’ll find the latest movies and TV shows as well as content from your favorite video streaming apps. Be sure to explore the new Entertainment twist and use Report a problem if you encounter any issues. If the Entertainment twist doesn’t appear right away, you may need to hard reset your console.

FIXES:

Party Chat

  • Resolved an issue which sometimes caused the “Connecting” icon to never disappear and party to fail to connect when initiating a party.

Audio

  • Fixed an issue which could sometimes cause audio to fail to play in games (but play as normal on the dashboard).

Games & Apps

  • Resolved an issue which could sometimes cause game and app tiles to not be visible in Games & Apps.

Minecraft

  • Fixed an issue which could sometimes cause graphical corruption in Minecraft.

Mixer

  • When switching games while broadcasting with Mixer, the stream should no longer freeze.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Audio

  • When using Windows Sonic or Dolby Atmos for headphones, you may hear static in the audio. This issue is being investigated by the development team.

Mixer

  • After dismissing the virtual keyboard, attempting to relaunch the virtual keyboard may fail.
  • When signing out of the Mixer app and signing in with a new user, the user who launched the app is still displayed.
  • When switching games while broadcasting with Mixer, the stream freezes and doesn’t allow the user to close or restart the broadcast. Workaround: Restart the console.

June 1st, 2017 (Beta Ring)

Today’s update to Beta Ring users introduces a number of features and fixes released to Alpha Ring Insiders earlier this week. These include new sign-in tweaks and Mixer co-streaming support.

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170526-2218
Available: 6:00PM PDT 6/1 (1:00AM GMT 2/6)

NEW FEATURES:

Profile

  • When a signed in user is selected in the Guide, the e-mail address associated with their account will now display under their profile, as well as on Home. This feature is enabled by default for adult accounts, and disabled for child accounts (child accounts will never see the e-mail address associated with their account displayed). Adult accounts can disable this feature by navigating to Settings > Account > Sign-in, security & passkey.

Co-streaming

  • You can now invite a friend to combine their game broadcast with yours! Sign in with an account that has an Xbox Live Gold subscription and invite a friend to your party. Once you’ve begun broadcasting your game from the Guide, you’ll be able to select “Invite party to co-stream” from the Party tab. Co-streaming is currently available only to Alpha Insiders, so we’d suggest using the Insider forums to sync up with other Alpha Insiders to test out this feature. Learn more about co-streaming and other features new to Mixer here, and be sure to complete the “Invite to Co-Stream” Quest and Survey in the Xbox Insiders Hub to provide your feedback!

Controller Linking

  • Signing into your Xbox account can now be done with a click of the Xbox button thanks to the new controller linking feature! You can now link an account to a specific controller by opening the Guide, navigating to Settings > Account > Sign-in, security & passkey and selecting the “This controller signs in…” option followed by “Link controller.” From there, test the feature out for yourself by signing out of your account and then turning your controller off and then back on. Find more detailed steps and provide your thoughts on this feature by accepting the “Link Your Controller” Quest in the Xbox Insiders Hub!

FIXES:

Windows Sonic

  • Fixed an issue which could cause distorted sounds and audio glitches when Windows Sonic is enabled.

Skype UWP

  • Fixed issues which could sometimes cause the Skype UWP to crash during use.

Mixer

  • Fixed an issue which sometimes caused the virtual keyboard to lose focus (preventing text from being entered).

KNOWN ISSUES:

Party Chat

  • When initiating a party chat session, the “Connecting” icon may never disappear and the party will fail to connect. Workaround: Create a new party and invite party members.

Audio

  • When using Windows Sonic or Dolby Atmos for headphones, you may hear static in the audio. This issue is being investigated by the development team.

Games & Apps

  • Game and app tiles may sometimes not be visible in Games & Apps.

Mixer

  • After dismissing the virtual keyboard, attempting to relaunch the virtual keyboard may fail.
  • When switching games while broadcasting with Mixer, the stream freezes and doesn’t allow the user to close or restart the broadcast. Workaround: Restart the console.

May 30th, 2017 (Alpha Ring)

Today’s update marks the move to 1706, which means a new round of features for Xbox Insiders. Today’s update introduces Mixer co-streaming and tweaks to the Xbox One sign-in experience. Various fixed to Windows Sonic, Skype and Mixer are also included.

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1706.170526-2218
Available: 2:00PM PDT 5/30 (9:00PM GMT 30/5)

NEW FEATURES:

Profile

  • When a signed in user is selected in the Guide, the e-mail address associated with their account will now display under their profile, as well as on Home. This feature is enabled by default for adult accounts, and disabled for child accounts (child accounts will never see the e-mail address associated with their account displayed). Adult accounts can disable this feature by navigating to Settings > Account > Sign-in, security & passkey.

Co-streaming

  • You can now invite a friend to combine their game broadcast with yours! Sign in with an account that has an Xbox Live Gold subscription and invite a friend to your party. Once you’ve begun broadcasting your game from the Guide, you’ll be able to select “Invite party to co-stream” from the Party tab. Co-streaming is currently available only to Alpha Insiders, so we’d suggest using the Insider forums to sync up with other Alpha Insiders to test out this feature. Learn more about co-streaming and other features new to Mixer here, and be sure to complete the “Invite to Co-Stream” Quest and Survey in the Xbox Insiders Hub to provide your feedback!

Controller Linking

  • Signing into your Xbox account can now be done with a click of the Xbox button thanks to the new controller linking feature! You can now link an account to a specific controller by opening the Guide, navigating to Settings > Account > Sign-in, security & passkey and selecting the “This controller signs in…” option followed by “Link controller.” From there, test the feature out for yourself by signing out of your account and then turning your controller off and then back on. Find more detailed steps and provide your thoughts on this feature by accepting the “Link Your Controller” Quest in the Xbox Insiders Hub!

FIXES:

Windows Sonic

  • Fixed an issue which could cause distorted sounds and audio glitches when Windows Sonic is enabled.

Skype UWP

  • Fixed issues which could sometimes cause the Skype UWP to crash during use.

Mixer

  • Fixed an issue which sometimes caused the virtual keyboard to lose focus (preventing text from being entered).

KNOWN ISSUES:

Mixer

  • After dismissing the virtual keyboard, attempting to relaunch the virtual keyboard may fail.
  • When switching games while broadcasting with Mixer, the stream freezes and doesn’t allow the user to close or restart the broadcast. Workaround: Restart the console.

May 14th, 2017 (Beta Ring, Ring 3, Ring 4)

A new update is rolling out to Beta Ring, Ring 3 and Ring 4. Today’s update brings a fix to console standby, which previously released for the Alpha Ring on May 13.

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1705.170512-1759
Available: 2:30PM PDT 5/14 (9:30PM GMT 14/5)

NOTE: Due to fixes for the Store in this build, we’d like to encourage Preview participants to purchase content from the Store (it can be free content), and let us know if you encounter any issues with the purchase flow. Thank you for your feedback and for participating in the Xbox One Update Preview!

FIXES:

Console

  • Fixed an issue which caused the console to still send an HDMI signal to the TV even though the console is “off” or in Connected Standby

May 13th, 2017 (Alpha Ring)

This Alpha Ring update brings a fix to console standby, which left the console outputting an image over HDMI when turned off.

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1705.170512-1759
Available: 8:00PM PDT 5/13 (3:00AM GMT 14/5)

NOTE: Due to fixes for the Store in this build, we’d like to encourage Preview participants to purchase content from the Store (it can be free content), and let us know if you encounter any issues with the purchase flow. Thank you for your feedback and for participating in the Xbox One Update Preview!

FIXES:

Console

  • Fixed an issue which caused the console to still send an HDMI signal to the TV even though the console is “off” or in Connected Standby

May 12th, 2017 (Alpha Ring)

Today’s update rolls out further fixes to streamline subscriptions and purchases on Xbox One.

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1705.170511-1738
Available: 8:00PM PDT 5/12 (3:00AM GMT 13/5)

NOTE: Due to fixes for the Store in this build, we’d like to encourage Preview participants to purchase content from the Store (it can be free content), and let us know if you encounter any issues with the purchase flow. Thank you for your feedback and for participating in the Xbox One Update Preview!

FIXES:

Store

  • Fixed an issue which caused the Store page to fail to update after purchasing a subscription.

May 11th, 2017 (Alpha Ring)

This Alpha Ring build introduces fixes to streamline the purchasing experience on the Xbox Store.

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1705.170510-1826
Available: 8:00PM PDT 5/11 (3:00AM GMT 12/5)

NOTE: Due to fixes for the Store in this build, we’d like to encourage Preview participants to purchase content from the Store (it can be free content), and let us know if you encounter any issues with the purchase flow. Thank you for your feedback and for participating in the Xbox One Update Preview!

FIXES:

Store

  • Fixed an issue which prompted users to authenticate Store purchases when their account was configured not to.
  • Miscellaneous fixes to the Store interface (fixed the text that was cut off in Store reviews)

May 10th, 2017 (Alpha Ring)

This update addresses issues with in-app purchases and non-English languages.

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1705.170509-1904
Available: 8:00PM PDT 5/10 (3:00AM GMT 10/6)

FIXES:

In-App Purchases

  • When purchasing in-game or in-app content in certain languages (not from the Store), the purchase interface should no longer appear in English when the console is configured to a different language.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Localization

  • Miscellaneous localization fixes and improvements.

May 9th, 2017 (Ring 3)

Xbox Insider Ring 3 is finally getting the 1705 update, which introduces party overlay, fan-requested improvements, and preparations for the release of Arena on Xbox Live.

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1705.170505-1900
Available: 2:00PM PDT 5/9 (9:00PM GMT 9/5)

NEW FEATURES:

  • Welcome to 1705 on Xbox One! This month we’re rolling out a new party overlay, more fan-requested improvements, and later this month…Killer Instinct and World of Tanks tournaments powered by Arena on Xbox Live! You can read more about the features coming in this update on the Xbox News Wire.

KNOWN ISSUES:

In-App Purchases

  • When purchasing in-game or in-app content in certain languages (not from the Store), the purchase interface may appear in English.

May 9th, 2017 (Alpha Ring, Beta Ring)

Today’s build is releasing for both the Alpha Ring and Beta Ring, with some small tweaks across the board.

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1705.170507-2137
Available: 2:00PM PDT 5/9 (9:00PM GMT 9/5)

FIXES:

Miscellaneous

  • Miscellaneous fixes and improvements.

KNOWN ISSUES:

In-App Purchases

  • When purchasing in-game or in-app content in certain languages (not from the Store), the purchase interface may appear in English.

May 8th, 2017 (Beta Ring)

This update introduces a number of fixes recently rolled out to the Alpha Ring, affecting Games and Apps, localization and Tournaments.

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1705.170505-1900
Available: 2:00PM PDT 5/8 (9:00PM GMT 8/5)

FIXES:

Games and Apps

  • Fixed an issue which could cause games and apps to sort alphabetically when using “Sort by last used” or “Sort by last update”.
  • Certain games should no longer appear in the Apps section while they are installing.
  • Resolved an issue which could sometimes cause uninstalled games to display as installed in the Games category.

Localization

  • Miscellaneous localization fixes and improvements.

Tournaments

  • Fixed an issue which could sometimes prevent users from participating in Tournaments.

KNOWN ISSUES:

In-App Purchases

  • When purchasing in-game or in-app content in certain languages (not from the Store), the purchase interface may appear in English.

May 7th, 2017 (Alpha Ring)

The latest Alpha Ring build targets Games and Apps, fixing various bugs introduced in the last major update.

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1705.170505-1900
Available: 2:00PM PDT 5/7 (9:00PM GMT 7/5)

FIXES:

Games and Apps

  • Fixed an issue which could cause games and apps to sort alphabetically when using “Sort by last used” or “Sort by last update”.
  • Certain games should no longer appear in the Apps section while they are installing.
  • Resolved an issue which could sometimes cause uninstalled games to display as installed in the Games category.

Localization

  • Miscellaneous localization fixes and improvements.

Tournaments

  • Fixed an issue which could sometimes prevent users from participating in Tournaments.

May 4th, 2017 (Alpha Ring)

This update brings some minor fixes, affecting overall console stability and speed. Here’s a look at the full changelog.

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1705.170502-1936
Available: 2:00PM PDT 5/4 (9:00PM GMT 4/5)

FIXES:

Miscellaneous

  • Miscellaneous performance fixes to address issues with games failing to launch, console crashes, and overall sluggishness.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Games and Apps

  • Certain games may appear in the Apps section while they are installing.

May 3rd, 2017 (Ring 3)

This update is another simple one, bring minor fixes to and tweaks to the Xbox One operating system.

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1704.170501-1052
Available: 2:00PM PDT 5/3 (9:00PM GMT 3/5)

FIXES:

Miscellaneous

  • Miscellaneous fixes and improvements

May 2nd, 2017 (Ring 4)

Today’s Ring 4 build brings further fixes to various aspects of the latest Xbox One OS release.

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1704.170501-1052
Available: 4:00PM PDT 5/2 (11:00PM GMT 2/5)

FIXES:

Miscellaneous

  • Miscellaneous fixes and improvements

April 30th, 2017 (Alpha Ring)

Today’s update brings a crucial fix for the Xbox One’s party chat system to the Alpha ring, as it hasn’t been working properly lately. Find the patch notes below.

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1705.170428-1601
Available: 7:00PM PDT 4/30 (1:00AM GMT 1/5)

FIXES:

Party Chat

  • Fixed an issue that would result in Party chat crashing

Home

  • Fixed an issue that would result in Home crashing and showing as an App

April 28th, 2017 (Ring 4)

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1704.170426-1958
Available: 2:00PM PDT 4/28 (9:00PM GMT 28/4)

FIXES:

Miscellaneous

  • Miscellaneous fixes and improvements

April 27th, 2017 (Alpha Ring)

Today’s update repairs issues with certain localizations, and acknowledges a problem with content missing from the dashboard.

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1705.170424-1701
Available: 6:00PM PDT 4/27 (1:00AM GMT 28/4)

FIXES:

Store

  • Fixed an issue which prevented users from accessing the Store when the console is set to one of the following language and region configurations: English (Greece), English (Czech Republic), English (Hungary), English (Slovakia).

KNOWN ISSUES:

Home

  • Certain content is sometimes missing when Home loads.

April 25th, 2017 (Alpha Ring)

Today’s update looks at issues with the new Party chat overlay, while acknowledging certain issues with localization and Minecraft.

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1705.170421-1701
Available: 6:00PM PDT 4/25 (1:00AM GMT 26/4)

FIXES:

Home

  • Fixed an issue which could sometimes cause Home to appear as an app in the Guide.

Party Overlay

  • Small black squares should no longer be displayed on screen after using the party overlay.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Minecraft

  • If an update prompt for Minecraft is dismissed the update cannot be installed from within ‘Manage Game’. Workaround: Accept the title update when prompted.

Store

  • You will be unable to access the Store when the console is set to one of the following language and region configurations: English (Greece), English (Czech Republic), English (Hungary), English (Slovakia). This issue will be resolved in an upcoming update. Workaround: Set the console to a language and region configuration which is not one of the four mentioned above.

As always, stay tuned to Windows Central for the latest from the Xbox Insider Program.

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