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

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.

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