Another Xbox One System Software Update In Preview Fixes Stuck Apps, Cortana and More

on July 23, 2016 8:47 PM

Microsoft is iterating the preview version of the Anniversary system software update very fast, and they just released a brand new build for preview members, numbered rs1_xbox_rel_1608.160721-1913.

The new build fixes some Cortana features, some Universal Windows Apps getting stuck in the queue and more.

Below you can read the full patch notes, directly from the private preview forums.

OS version released: rs1_xbox_rel_1608.160721-1913
Available: 6:00PM PDT 7/23 (1:00 AM GMT 24/7)
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.

FIXES

My Games & Apps
• Resolved an issue which could cause certain universal apps (Movies & TV) and updates to get stuck in the queue.
• The user’s selected background color should now be applied to game and app tiles appearing in Updates and Ready to install.

Cortana
• Resolved an issue which caused certain phrases like “Hey Cortana play music”, “Hey Cortana launch videos” to return an error rather than launch Groove Music or Movies & TV.
• Build contains a fix to address Cortana failing to launch certain games and apps.

Blu-Ray Player
You should no longer encounter “Installation Stopped” errors when attempting to download or update the Blu-Ray Player app.

CURRENT KNOWN ISSUES

Skype
You may be unable to answer calls through Skype notifications.

Netflix
You may experience a “Do you own this game or app?” error when launching or using Netflix if it was installed by another user on the console.
Workaround: While signed in as the primary user, uninstall Netflix, navigate to the Store, search for Netflix and select Free to download and install it.

Profile
• Purchasing a Gamertag change on the console is not functioning in non-US locales at this time.
• When selecting “Add new” to add a new profile, the add profile interface may take up to 30 seconds to appear.

Cortana
When using a language Cortana does not support, you may still see references to Cortana in text.

Pins
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.
• If a universal app version of an app is available, the version which is not currently installed may appear under Ready to Install (causing what appears to be the same app both installed and in Ready to Install).

Community Calendar
Links to the Store in Community Calendar event details do not currently function.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.
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