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New Xbox Insider builds headed to Alpha and Beta ring users

Another batch of fresh builds are headed out to Xbox Insider Program members on both the Alpha and Beta rings this evening. In separate posts on Twitter, Xbox's Brad Rossetti notes that Alpha ring users are getting access to some new LFG features with this update, while Beta ring users will get to check out some new social features.

The Xbox team detailed the new LFG and social features earlier in March (opens in new tab), noting that they'd make their way to Insiders gradually over time. Rossetti isn't clear on exactly which aspects are being enabled with these updates, but the general gist of the changes is that they offer more granular controls for LFG and Club owners.

As far as the official patch notes go, there are a number of bugs squashed and known issues to be aware of with these builds. Here's a look at what's new from the Alpha notes and Beta notes:

Alpha

NOTE: Due to an existing issue, Preview Alpha consoles in the following locales will not receive this update: JA-JP, ZH-HK, ZH-TW, JA, ZH-SG, ZH-HAN. Preview Alpha consoles in these locales will automatically begin receiving Preview Alpha updates once the issue has been resolved.

Details

  • OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1704.170328-2321
  • Available: 6:00PM PDT 3/31 (1:00AM GMT 1/4)

FIXES:

  • Sign-In: Fixed an issue with automatic sign-in where the console failed to recognize a signed-in user after powering on.

KNOWN ISSUES:

  • Settings - Display & sound: 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.

Beta

Details

  • OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1704.170326-1700
  • Available: 4:00PM PDT 3/31 (1:00AM GMT 1/4)

NEW FEATURES

  • Welcome to 1704 on Xbox One! This month we're rolling out several feature updates inspired by your feedback. You can read more about the features coming in this update on the Xbox News Wire. NOTE: Not all planned features for this update are available at this time.

Fixes

  • Settings: Fixed an issue which prevented some users from adding a new payment method.
  • Cortana: "Hey Cortana" should now function when searching for Store content.
  • Movies & TV: Fixed an issue which could sometimes cause Movies & TV to crash to Home immediately after launch.
  • Sign-In: Resolved an issue which prevented users from adding a new profile.

KNOWN ISSUES:

  • Settings - Display & sound: 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.

On a final note, the release notes mention that custom gamerpics are still estimated to hit the Alpha ring at some point next week. The feature will obviously take a little longer to make its way to the Beta ring, as Rossetti says that rollout schedule still has yet to be determined.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

6 Comments
  • I was waitinf for this update, this is going to improve xbox one gaming experience drastically.    Tony Smith / Manager https://zonetop10.com/
  • Sniper elite 4 bg looks great!
  • In case anyone experiences the same. (Alpha) After verification and systems performs restart. Mine didn't. Just powered off. Was unable to power on again. No LED visible on power brick either. Disconnected power from Xbox and mains. Left for 30 seconds. Powered on fine. Started update progress again. All working good now
  • Does Mobil look like this
  • I don't think I'm on Alpha or Beta ring and I got an update too. Mine is 10.0.15063.1005
    (rs2_release_xbox_1703.170323-1228)
  • They are really smashing it with these releases. Very frequent and constantlu added new stuff