Fifth Xbox One Preview build of the week brings improvements to Games & Apps

This latest build brings improvements to the Games & Apps section, which has undergone a radical overhaul for the upcoming update.

Most of the builds that shipped this week revolved around bug fixes and polish, with the exception of July 12th's build, which allowed Xbox One Preview members to disable Cortana in favor of the legacy Kinect voice commands.

Here are the details of the latest update tagged rs1_xbox_rel_1608.160714-2120, as detailed on the Xbox One Preview forums. It should begin rolling out at 6:00 PM PDT.


  • My Games & Apps

Resolved an issue which sometimes caused purchases not to appear in games until the title was restarted.

Performance improvement when scrolling with large collections (no focus loss, no excessive load times)


  • Xbox Preview Dashboard

You may encounter an "Unexpected error" screen when attempting to launch the Xbox Preview Dashboard app or Report a problem.

  • Blu-Ray Player

When watching a video with the Blu-Ray Player, the screen may dim after a short period of inactivity.

  • Payment & Billing

You may be unable to add PayPal as a payment option.

  • 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

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.

The quickening pace of updates bodes well for the Xbox One's update, which joins Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile as part of this summer's Windows 10 Anniversary Update wave. If you'd like to know more about how Games & Apps has changed in the Xbox One Preview, see the link below. As always, you can track all of the latest Xbox One builds and bug fixes using our Xbox One Preview tag.

Jez Corden
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