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Xbox One: New Update for Preview Members Now Available

The update fixes minor issues and provides some tweaks for Cortana as a result of studying usage data and user feedback.


The current OS version build for this early update is rs1_xbox_rel_1608.160712-2140. There are no particular major feature additions, but it includes a some fixes for the Xbox Universal Store and the console’s version of Cortana.

The update does not correct a few persistent access issues, which are all properly addressed in the update announcement.

Thanks for helping us test Cortana on Xbox One! We’ve received tons of excellent usage data and feedback, leading to dozens of improvements. While we continue to train Cortana, if you choose to opt out of Cortana, the “Xbox…” legacy voice command will be enabled.
If you choose to opt-out of Cortana, please be aware of the following:
– Headset voice control support will be disabled.
– Voice dictation will be disabled.
– Universal Windows apps voice features will no longer function.
– Only “Xbox…” legacy voice commands will be recognized.

If you wish to opt-out of Cortana and use the “Xbox…” legacy voice commands, launch the Guide, navigate to All Settings > System > Cortana settings, and flip the first toggle to Off.

At this time we’re also disabling Cortana for France, Italy, Germany, and Spain, as support for these regions was only planned to be available during this preview period. For now, please continue to use and give feedback on the “Xbox…” legacy voice commands in these regions.

– Xbox Universal Store
You should now be able to correctly fast forward and rewind movie trailers.
– F1 2015
Resolved an issue which could sometimes cause the game to crash when launching multiplayer.
– Cortana
Resolved an issue which caused the “Xbox…” legacy voice commands to be recognized but all actions to fail after downloading an update which supported Cortana for the first time.

– Blu-Ray Player
When watching a video with the Blu-Ray Player, the screen may dim after a short period of inactivity.
– Movies & TV:
When viewing a video in the Movies & TV app, the progress bar may fail to update when playing, rewinding, or fast forwarding.
– 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.”

One of the specific notes about this update addresses once again the known access issues with Cortana. This is related to Microsoft’s very recent decision to make Cortana temporarily optional, and maintain the console’s default “Xbox…” voice command settings available.

The previous update rs1_xbox_rel_1608.160711-2017, was made just a few days ago. It included a minor notification update, although most of the other important notes remained the same.

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