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Xbox One Preview Update Brings Add-Ons Management and Manual Title Update
Microsoft has announced a new Xbox One preview update numbered rs1_xbox_rel_1608.160705-1925. The said update is only available for users who volunteered to test Xbox One summer update.
There are a number of changes and features including management of leftover add-ons, changes made to Cortana, Xbox Universal Store changes, and plenty of other fixes.
Xbox One Preview Update
In addition to this, Microsoft is also looking forward to testing out the first Universal Window App. If you are an Xbox One preview member, you can read up more on preview forums. Alternatively, I have listed down complete patch notes below!
OS Version Released: rs1yxboxyrely1608.160705-1925
Available: 2:00PM PDT 7/7 (9:00PM GMT 7/7)
Thanks for helping us test the latest Xbox One update! We’re eager to show off the new features and experiences we’ve been working on. We’ve noted below a few important things to be aware of before you jump in.
- 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.
Manage Leftover Add-ons
In the past you needed to install a game to manage its add-ons, which sometimes lead to having add-ons installed when the game associated with the add-ons was not.
To address this, we’ve added a new option in Settings to help manage your leftover add-ons. To access this feature, launch the Guide and go to All Settings > System > Storage > Manage leftover add-ons.
When you uninstall a game but leave the add-ons, the Manage leftover add-ons interface displays the leftover add-ons, and gives you the option to uninstall.
Now venture forth, and reclaim your hard drive space for more gaming!
We’ve added a new Updates tab to My games & apps where you can view games and apps with updates available, but not installed.
Selecting a game or app from the Updates tab allows you to install the available updates. If your console is in Instant-On mode, game and app updates will be automatically installed the next time your console enters connected standby.
Xbox Universal Store
- Users should no longer be able to purchase Xbox 360 backward compatible games from the Store without entering their password when their profile is set to “Lock It Down”
- Users should no longer be able to purchase movies or TV shows from the Store without entering their password when their profile is set to “Lock It Down”
- Resolved a majority of cases in which Store pages for purchased games sometimes display a “Buy” button rather than an “Install” button
Resolved an issue which caused EA Access games to fail to launch due to error 0x803f8003.
Resolved an issue which prevented music videos from playing in the Groove Music app.
This update contains a fix to address stuttering and framerate lag in certain games.
Current Known Issues
Xbox Universal Store
At this time, it’s not possible to redeem a 5×5 code for Xbox Live Gold on the console. Please use Xbox.com or another console not enrolled in the latest Xbox One update to redeem a 5×5 code for Xbox Live Gold. The Store may fail to display content when using certain language and region combinations.
Movies & TV
- You may have to manually download the new Movies & TV app from the Xbox Store, and manually uninstall the old Movies & TV app
- When searching in the Xbox Store for the new Movies & TV app, the app may be listed in the Xbox Store as “Films & TV”
- If you try to purchase or rent movies or TV shows from the old Movies & TV app, you will be prompted with an error
Payments and Billing
- At this time, it’s not possible to add, edit, or remove payment options on the console. Please use Xbox.com or another console not enrolled in Redstone to manage payment options
- At this time, it’s not possible to remove or change payment information associated with pre-ordered games
- Users are allowed one free Gamertag change per account. After using your one free Gamertag change, you will be charged for future Gamertag changes. In the current update, while your free Gamertag change will complete successfully, attempting to purchase a Gamertag change will charge your account, but will not change your Gamertag. Please avoid purchasing a Gamertag change on Xbox One at this time. To successfully change your Gamertag, visit https://account.xbox.com/ChangeGamertag.
- When selecting “Add new” to add a new profile, the add profile interface may take up to 30 seconds to appear.
- Cortana may take a longer than expected amount of time to use the play command
- Searching the Xbox Universal Store via Cortana sometimes causes her to search the same keyword multiple times
- Cortana may sometimes restart and indicate she is “Warming up…” even after recent use
If you have pins on your Home to movies, TV shows, or music, they will disappear from Home when that app takes its new app update. The pins for the apps will stay on your Home, easy to get to.
My Games & Apps
You may encounter an error when attempting to load Ready to Install with a large number of digital games and apps.
Links to the Store in Community Calendar event details do not currently function.
You may be unable to buy or rent content from within the VUDU app.
Any other Xbox One preview features you are looking forward to most? Let us know in the comments below!