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The latest Xbox One Preview build fixes app install bug, improves Cortana

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Microsoft will be rolling out the latest Xbox One Preview build later tonight. This appears to be a minor update to fix an install issue with universal apps.

The official Xbox forums (opens in new tab) have the info on this patch:

DETAILSOS version released: rs1_xbox_rel_1608.160816-1851Available: 6:00PM PDT 8/17 (1:00 AM GMT 18/8)FIXESInstallation - Resolved an issue which could cause installation errors with certain universal apps.

Update In addition, there should be a big improvement to Cortana's behavior as well. Microsoft's Zach Johnson explained the fix in a tweet:

As of today, when Cortana on Xbox is unsure what you asked her to do, she will ask for a confirmation before showing search results. Enjoy.

If you are a member of the Xbox One Preview program, you can check to see if you can download the latest update by double-tapping the Xbox button, then go down to All Settings, select System, then Console System & Updates, and it will tell you if the update is available.

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12 Comments
  • Improvements to Cortana also inbound: https://twitter.com/Zjohnson/status/765989236608606208
  • Is there a way to disable Cortana on Windows phone 10 and change the default search to Bing? I got a phone OTA update and I can no longer find that option anymore. I want my Bing image of the day search page back and hate the extra seconds loading search result for a Cortana search.
  • no.
  • You know Cortana searches using Bing right??????
  • Please reread what I said.
  • I dont even have Cortana. Still waiting for uwp apps... Anniversary Update was a scam.
  • Everyone has Cortana. And there's no scam mate. Stop trolling. Developers will start to roll them out. It's not like a switch and all of a sudden the dev was ready when MS said go. Lol.
  • I know right?
  • Mostly true with the exception of those running an education version on pc. Cortana is not available to those users. I learned that the hard way.
  • how long does it take generally for these fixes to reach the general public?
  • Is it just app installs fixes or or is there a fix for the system install in there too? I don't understand why it has switched to automatic updates even if you're in the middle of something (gaming, streaming media, etc).
  • When are they going to fix the dang media drive player! Still cant access all my movies that worked fine before all the dang changes