There's a new build on its way for Xbox One Preview Program members, repairing a few bugs in the process.
New builds are appearing more rapidly as we approach the planned August 2nd launch of the Windows 10 Anniversary wave of updates. Today's update is build rs1_xbox_rel_1608.160712-2140, and here are the details.
The update, as detailed on the official Xbox forums, should arrive at the following times: 6:00 PM PDT 7/14/2016 in the US, making it 1:00 AM GMT 15/7/2016 in the UK and Europe.
The main highlights include fixes for the game F1 2015, Xbox movie trailers playback, and also fixes for Xbox voice commands and Cortana, who was made optional in a recent build. Expect the patch to be around 400MB.
To update, go to your settings, select system, then hit update. Note that you need to be a Preview Program member to access this build before it's public availability in August.
- 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.
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.
CURRENT KNOWN ISSUES
- 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.
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.
When using a language Cortana does not support, you may still see references to Cortana in text.
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.
While there's no new features in this build, the increased pace of updates is certainly encouraging. Background music is still on the way, as well as Universal Windows Apps that run across Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, HoloLens and Xbox One. It's a very good time to be an Xbox fan.
Are you in the Xbox One Preview Program? How are you finding the updates so far? Let us know in the comments.