A new Xbox One build is heading out to the public improving download speeds and more

Xbox One Controller
Xbox One Controller (Image credit: Windows Central)

Many of these fixes have been in testing on the Xbox Insider Program, and now they're rolling out to Xbox One consoles everywhere. Here's everything you need to know.

To check if you have updates available follow the steps below.

  1. Double-tap the Xbox One button on your controller to open the Guide.
  2. Move the cursor to the cogwheel icon at the bottom using the left joystick on your controller.
  3. Select All Settings.
  4. Select System.
  5. Select Console info & updates.
  6. Beneath the name of your console, it should say Update Available if the download is ready.

The build number is as follows. If you already have this OS version, you're all set!

Update Details

OS version: 10.0.14393.2152 (rs1_xbox_rel_1610 161208-1218) fre

Release date: 12/14/2016

Performance and general improvements

Download performance

  • We've made several optimizations to game and app downloads on Xbox One.
  • Customers with high-speed connections (greater than 100Mbps) should experience up to 80% faster download speeds.
  • Customers with connections less than 100Mbps should experience more consistent performance that is up to 40% faster than before.
  • Additional optimizations have also made background downloads more resilient to intermittent connectivity issues.
  • Download speeds will be influenced by network contention within the home and at the ISP level. Download speeds will also be impacted when games are running on the console as system resources are prioritized for gameplay over background downloads. For more information, visit Troubleshoot slow game or app downloads on Xbox One.

Wireless controller

  • Firmware update to improve performance.

Background Music

  • General performance improvements for added reliability and consistent experiences across steaming music apps.


  • General stability and performance improvements.

Stay tuned to Windows Central for all the latest information on Xbox One updates, and let us know in the comments if you have been able to download this build!

Jez Corden
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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!