Latest preview build for Xbox One fixes issues with UWP, Gamertags and Cast

This latest build, heading out at the usual time slot of 6:00 PM PDT is bringing fixes for Universal Windows Platform apps launching on external hard drives, and a bug fix for the podcasting app Cast.

To force this update, go to Settings, then System, then Console Info & Updates after 6.00 PM PDT. The latest build string is rs1_xbox_rel_1608.160723-1903.

The full patch notes, as detailed on the Xbox One Preview forums, are as follows.


  • CAST
    Resolved an issue where attempting to load tips in CAST would prompt you to sign in and reinstall the app.
  • Installation
    Resolved an issue which caused certain universal apps to fail to launch if installed on an external hard drive.
  • Profile
    You should now be able to purchase a Gamertag change on consoles in non-US locales.


  • Skype
    You may be unable to answer calls through Skype notifications.
  • Netflix
    You may experience a "Do you own this game or app?" error when launching or using Netflix if it was installed by another user on the console.
    Workaround: While signed in as the primary user, uninstall Netflix, navigate to the Store, search for Netflix and select Free to download and install it.
  • Profile
    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
    If a universal app version of an app is available, the version which is not currently installed may appear under Ready to Install (causing what appears to be the same app both installed and in Ready to Install).
  • Community Calendar
    Links to the Store in Community Calendar event details do not currently function.

The Xbox team is shipping builds more rapidly to put the finishing touches on the Summer Update ahead of its public launch.

Moving forward, expect minor bug fixes, under the hood refinements, and further improvements to features like Cortana. Additionally, it's fair to expect major Universal Windows Platform apps for services like Netflix and Groove to break cover in the near future, as well as additional apps from smaller independent developers.

It won't be much longer until the Summer Update crosses the finishing line.

Jez Corden
Co-Managing Editor

Jez Corden is a Managing Editor at Windows Central, focusing primarily on all things Xbox and gaming. Jez is known for breaking exclusive news and analysis as relates to the Microsoft ecosystem while being powered by tea. Follow on Twitter @JezCorden and listen to his XB2 Podcast, all about, you guessed it, Xbox!