New Xbox One System Software Update in Preview Brings More Fixes

on July 16, 2016 9:05 PM

Today Microsoft released a new build of the Xbox One system software in preview, numbered rs1_xbox_rel_1608.160714-2120. The update brings more fixes and further shortens the list of known issues.

You can check out the full patch notes below, directly from the private preview forums.

OS version released: rs1_xbox_rel_1608.160714-2120
Available: 6:00PM PDT 7/16 (2:00 PM PDT 7/17)
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
• You should no longer experience game or application installation failure to start after being added to the queue.
• Games should no longer display as apps in My games & apps

Cortana
You should no longer an issue which sometimes cause Cortana to fail to switch focus when snapped.

CURRENT KNOWN ISSUES

Xbox Preview Dashboard
You may encounter an “Unexpected error” screen when attempting to launch the Xbox Preview Dashboard app or Report a problem.

Blu-Ray Player
When watching a video with the Blu-Ray Player, the screen may dim after a short period of inactivity.

Payment & Billing
You may be unable to add PayPal as a payment option.

Profile
• Users are able to select their own Gamertag at no charge once per account. After this you will be charged for future Gamertag changes. In the current update, any free Gamertag changes 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
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.

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

With the list of known issues getting shorter and shorter, we might be getting close to a public release, even if we don’t know exactly when it’ll be.

 /  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.