New Xbox One System Software Update in Preview Updates Cortana, Messaging and More

on November 6, 2016 3:41 PM

This morning Microsoft released a new update to the Xbox One system software for preview members, numbered  rs1_xbox_rel_1610.161103-1900. The update improves Cortana’s speech recognition for certain countries, messaging and more.

You can check out the full patch notes below, courtesy of the private preview forums:

OS version released: rs1_xbox_rel_1610.161103-1900
Available: 6:00PM PDT 11/5 (1:00AM GMT 6/11)

• Messaging
When a user attempts to send a message and cannot due to low reputation, that user will now see a dialog informing them of the reason they cannot send messages, and direct them to Xbox Support.

• Cortana
• Speech recognition for France, Italy, Germany, and Spain has been updated in this build to better recognize your voice commands. If you are located in one these locales, we encourage you to opt in to Cortana via the Cortana app in My games & apps. As you use Cortana we collect field data, allowing us to improve the Cortana experience for everyone.
• Groove Music should no longer crash when launched via Cortana.

• Narrator

Resolved an issue which caused OneGuide to crash if launched while Narrator is active.

• Virtual Keyboard
Resolved an issue which could sometimes cause the virtual keyboard to stop recognizing input.

• Settings

The Detailed Network Statistics page should no longer appear blank if Xbox Live is experiencing an outage at the same time.

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