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Microsoft Rolls out Xbox Alpha Build 15045 with Sign-in, Game Launch and Audio Fixes

Xbox Alpha build 15045 fixes problems with Twitch, System Updates, and sign-in, but doesn't address issues with Cortana, Game Clips, and more.


15045When rolled out its emergency Xbox update last week, we mentioned the large number of known issues that were present. Microsoft is slowly but surely addressing those problems, with a new release coming today.

Xbox Alpha Build 15045 Changelog

OS version rs2_release_xbox_1703.170224-1901 brings a myriad of fixes, ranging from system updates to Twitch, to sign-in. Here's the full list:

  • System Update: In Energy-Saving mode, system updates should now download and apply when shutting down if ‘Keep my console up to date' is enabled.
  • Audio: Fixed an issue which caused an audible ‘pop' when switching between apps.
  • Launching Games & Apps: Fixed and issue which caused the console to crash when selecting the ‘See in store' button after launching an unowned title.
  • Games & Apps: The ‘Developer Education' app should no longer appear in Games & Apps.
  • Twitch: Fixed an issue which could cause the console to crash and restart after resuming Twitch from connected standby.
  • Sign-In: Resolved an issue which prevented the console from automatically signing in a profile with automatic sign-in enabled.”

Known Issues

Unfortunately, there's still quite a few known issues with alpha build 15045, but none are too major. Keep an eye out for the following:

  • Xbox Accessories:
    • The Xbox Accessories app Device Details page may appear blank.
      Workaround: Update the device firmware, and view Device Details on a console not enrolled in Preview.
    • Copilot does not function at this time. You can disable Copilot from the power menu (hold the Xbox button on the controller) if desired.
  • Cortana
    • If Cortana was enabled prior to entering connected standby, you may encounter an error when resuming from connected standby.
    • Cortana may take a long time to respond when activated while playing certain games.
    • Scheduled Cortana reminders will not provide a notification if the user who created the reminder is signed in, but not the current active user.
    • Using voice dictation sometimes causes the virtual keyboard to become unresponsive.
  • Notifications
    • Some users may not receive certain types of notifications.
  • Game Clips
    • After capturing a game clip, the game clip fails to automatically post to the Activity Feed (if your profile is configured to do so).
      Workaround: Manually view game clips in Profile > Captures > Manage captures and post to the Activity Feed.
  • EA Access
    • The EA Access app may indicate you are not an EA Access subscriber when you are. This does not affect your ability to download or play games from the Vault, or receive discounts on EA titles.
  • Screen Dimming
    • The screen may dim after a short amount of time while viewing videos in certain apps (Hulu Plus).
  • Settings
    • When enabling the Mono output setting in Ease of Access – Audio, Settings becomes unresponsive, crashes, and fails to launch on subsequent attempts.
      Workaround: To launch Settings, perform a hard reset (hold down the button on the front of the console for five seconds until it fully powers down, then power it back on).
    • The Audio output page is under construction and some of the new settings are not yet functional. New support is planned for Dolby Atmos for home theater, Dolby Atmos for headphones, and more in upcoming builds. An announcement will be made when these new features are ready to try out; enabling these settings now will have no effect.
  • Wireless Display
    • The Wireless Display app fails to launch and immediately crashes to Home.”

It's great to see the Xbox team making progress, and no doubt the build will roll out to the Beta ring once a few more issues are resolved. Xbox Insiders can discuss the changes on the forums.

Ryan Maskell
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Ryan has had a passion for gaming and technology since early childhood. Fusing the skills from his Creative Writing and Publishing degree with profound technical knowledge, he enjoys covering news about Microsoft. As an avid writer, he is also working on his debut novel.

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