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New Xbox One Beta Software Update Fixes DVR Bugs, Prepares for More Features Coming This Month

by on May 11, 2014 5:53 AM 26

A new update was released this morning for the beta preview of the May software update, and while it was pretty small, it fixed a rather annoying bug for those that like to record their games. Here are the full patch notes posted on the private preview forum:

We have started to deploy the latest update for you to preview: 1405 (xb_rel_1405.140506-2200). Consoles that are in standby mode will be able to install the update starting at 6:00PM PDT on May 9th. If you want it right away, feel free to use the new System Updates button after 6PM! Simply check Settings>System, and if you see System update, click it to start your update. Consoles that have not received the update in standby mode or via the manual update button by 1:00AM PDT on May 11th will be prompted to install the update when they connect to Xbox Live.
Let’s take a look at some of the changes and fixes you’ll be seeing in this preview!

Improvements and Fixes

  • Updates to help address issues where Game DVR clips may be recorded without audio.
  • Underlying OS changes required to enable planned 1405 features.
  • Get System Update button change. This update changes how the system update button works under Settings->System. Now the button will say “No update available” and be greyed out when there is no update, and it will say “Update console” and be active when an update is available.
  • Update to address issues some issues users noticed where Party Chat would be quiet unless the Party App is snapped.

It’ll be interesting to see what those “Planned 1405 features” will be. The number indicates that they’ll be released in May, but for the moment there’s no information on what they’ll entail.

As usual you should remember that the software update preview is a beta, and it can and probably will include glitches that may or may not hamper your gaming experience (last month’s definitely did). Do keep in mind that you participate to the program at your own risk, considering that you’re taking up the responsibility to help improve the update for everyone else, and you’re not just getting a free sneak peek on the future Xbox One features.

Join the Discussion

  • yazter

    I wish Sony were as enthusiastic about adding new features as Microsoft. Half a year later and still no custom soundtrack.

    • V For Vincennes

      I’m still waiting for that function myself on the One. Things are a lot better than they were six months ago. Certainly some catch up was played and remedied some glaring oversights, but yeah, I really want the ability to stream music from my laptop on this.

      • yazter

        What about directly playing music from USB? Is that an option on One?

        (Just curious. I don’t own the device!)

        • Jecht_Sin

          The XBone has no access to USB mass storage whatsoever. Still I thought the DLNA was working.

          • yazter

            Thank you.

          • Frankie Demetrius

            Dnla does work I stream movies often

        • V For Vincennes

          No, I don’t believe so. Even if it is possible, there’d be no way to use that function without it consuming a fifth of your screen in the Snap ability.

          • yazter

            Thanks for the info!

          • V For Vincennes

            No problem.

      • Vious

        I stream music and videos all the time from my laptop to X1. use the playto function in windows 7/8/8/1
        or if you have windows 8 you can also use the play to device function.
        you can also send media from your phone to the x1.
        you can also use skydrive to mirror your media to the x1.
        there’s a decent amount of functionality, but there’s a lot to be added.

        • V For Vincennes

          Question then, does any of those methods still involve the Snap function? If they don’t, then it might be worth jumping through the hoops to do so. However if Snap is required, then I’ll just wait until they actually add another old 360 feature that should have been there from the start.

          I mean, not that listening to David Bowie during my Battlefield 4 bouts is that important, but my music has been something I’ve sorely missed as I’ve gravitated back to my 360 lately.

          • Vious

            Still uses snap for now. But on the beta preview forums I remember there was some requests for music in background feature

    • superkarma

      Thanks for the laugh for your obviously idiotic comment.

    • Sheldon Prescott

      I’d rather being able to stream my videos. That’d be awesome!

    • Real Rick Grimes

      The recent Sony update was awesome, while they haven’t been quit as good as MS on releasing updates they are getting there.

      • Daniel Lawson

        really because it broke my audio…

        • superkarma

          Sure it did, fanboy…sure it did.

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  • Vious

    updated already. waiting for the next update
    sounds like a major feature is coming when they release an update to prepare for another update.

  • josh

    You can stream video an music from laptop , smartphone, pc I do it on my Galaxy s4 all the time stream movies an music from my phone to my x1 an same with my laptop.

  • Dangerousjo 1985

    Good job ms.. Xb1 just keeps getting better and better and better.. I mean its like their the termination. they absolutely well not stop lol..

    • Raven Nafariea

      Terminator…

      • Dangerousjo 1985

        It is lol..

  • jnemesh

    The whole console is still in beta!

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