New Xbox One June Software Update Beta Preview Rolling Out, Fixes External Storage

New Xbox One June Software Update Beta Preview Rolling Out, Fixes External Storage

The Xbox One beta preview introducing external storage for the console also came packed with a few nagging issues, but Microsoft has been working quickly on them and is now rolling out a new patch that should solve the problems.

Below you can read the full patch notes from the private preview forums:


A system update is being released for you to preview beginning today, 5/27/2014, after 6:00pm PDT. This update primarily contains fixes for issues users have reported with external storage. If you have an external drive connected, please try using it and let us know what you think of these fixes in the External Storage forums!


  • If your console is in Instant-On mode, it will download and install the update and reboot to standby.
  • NOTE: Once the update is available, you can manually begin the update by navigating to Settings > System and selectingSystem Update.
  • If your console hasn’t downloaded and installed the update by 1:00AM PDT 5/29/2014, you will be prompted to do so the next time you start your console.


OS version released: xb_rel_1406.140523-2200 Available: 5/27 6PM PDT (5/28 1AM GMT)

What’s in this update:

  • Several fixes for issues some users have been reporting with new external storage features.
  • A fix for App Channels not populating in OneGuide.


  • A small number of models of A/V receivers may not power on automatically via IR commands from the console (such as when saying “Xbox, On’). The team is aware of this issue and investigating.
  • Some users may notice their Favorites list empty in OneGuide. The team is aware and investigating this issue.

Thank you for participating in the update previews, and thank you for your feedback!


If you’re part of the beta preview, you may want to check if you’re Xbox One has the update available (it normally happens in multiple waves). If you want to participate but you’re not in the program yet, you can ask someone that has already been accepted for an invite.

Of course you should keep in mind that despite the definition of “preview,” you’ll be taking part to the beta testing of a critical part of the operating system of your console, and that means that you’re going to experience bugs and problems that can very well impact your gaming experience.