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New Xbox One Preview Program Update is Live; Xbox Universal Store, Instant-On Mode Get Fixed
A new Xbox One Preview Program Update has been released today for all the preview program members. With this new firmware, they have addressed a couple of bugs, and introduced some new features that were already there on the Windows.
The version of the OS in question is rs1_xbox_rel_1606.160620-1700 and it has been made available today i.e. June 23, 2016 at 6:00PM PDT. If you are a preview program member you will be able to download the latest build if you have about 430MB of free space.
Before we dig into the bug fixes as well as other important areas of attention, do keep in mind that this is the preview build and not the final version which means it is bound to have some known issues. Preview program members can check up on the known issues that this build has by logging in to their accounts.
There are primarily two areas where Microsoft has made some fixes i.e. the Xbox Universal Store and the Instant-On Mode. Here’s what has changed:
New Xbox One Preview Program Update – Fixes
Xbox Universal Store
- You can now Buy, Rent, and Play movies and TV shows from the Store.
- Content discounted for Xbox Live Gold subscribers should now display the correct price.
- When the console enters connected standby, game and app installations in progress should now continue installing.
Moving on, Microsoft has also listed down some important aspects of the new Xbox One Preview Program Update. For instance, there could be some purchases that if made with the new Store might only be playable with the latest build of the firmware.
The developers have also warned about some functionality issues that parental controls are having. Here’s a rundown on the detailed changelog.
Certain content (games, apps, DLC) purchased in the new Store may only be available on consoles enrolled in the latest Preview update. This means:
- Games purchased on a console running the latest Preview update can only be played on that console or other consoles running the latest Preview update.
- Games purchased via Xbox.com can be played on any console.
- Games purchased on a console running the previous update can be played on any console.
Certain parental control features aren’t functioning appropriately in the current build. As a result, we encourage users to exercise caution when letting children access a console that is using the latest Xbox One update until these issues are resolved.
We’ve added several settings that are already found on Windows today. These include SmartScreen Filter, which sends URLs you visit in apps to Microsoft to check against a list of potentially harmful sites, and advertising ID, which helps Microsoft present you with more personalized ads in Universal Windows Apps. You can choose to turn these off and manage your preferences for how Xbox One uses your information in Settings.
We will be letting you know which ones of the issues, fixes and new features of the Xbox one preview program update make it to live and when.