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A new Xbox One Preview build is going live shortly with fixes for UWP, Game DVR and more

A fresh build will be heading out today for those of us in the Xbox One Preview at the usual time slot of 6 PM PDT / 2 AM BST.

The information comes from Xbox's Brad Rossetti on Twitter, who notes the update will include various fixes.

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Here are the patch notes, as detailed by the Xbox Forums (opens in new tab).

DETAILS

OS version released: rs1_xbox_rel_1608.160805-1737

Available: 6:00PM PDT 8/8 (1:00 AM GMT 9/8)

NEW FEATURES

  • Payment & Billing

You can now add PayPal as a payment option on Xbox One! To add PayPal:

1. Navigate to Settings > Account > Payment & billing and select Add a payment option.

2. OR when purchasing content from the Store, on the purchase confirmation screen select Change > Add a new payment method > PayPal.

FIXES

  • Universal Apps

Resolved an issue which could sometimes cause universal apps to crash when launched for the first time.

  • Game DVR

Resolved an issue which prevented users from capturing or editing clips in certain apps.

  • Pins

Resolved an issue which could cause unsupported media pins to remain on Home after an app updates to a universal app.

  • My Games & Apps

This build contains a fix to address an issue in which certain games (Nutjitsu, Threes, Voice Commander) appeared under Apps instead of Games.

CURRENT KNOWN ISSUES

  • 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).

Microsoft is putting the finishing touches on various aspects of the Xbox One Summer Update, beyond the OS itself. Background music has been implemented, but Groove Music is still in preview as of writing. The Universal Windows Platform is fully live on Xbox One, but only a few select developers can push their apps to the console. Cortana has also injected some extra functionality into the Xbox One, but she's missing key features such as reminders, and she can't tie into apps like she can on Windows 10.

Windows 10 convergence is here, and while there's still work to be done, the pace of updates is very encouraging.

Jez Corden
Jez Corden

Jez Corden is a Senior Editor for 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 caffeine. Follow on Twitter @JezCorden and listen to his Xbox Two podcast, all about, you guessed it, Xbox!

11 Comments
  • What happened to them rolling the insider program into Xbox as well? To replace the preview program
  • I'm hoping that will come soon, but I think they have more important things to focus on first.
  • I think that's still the plan, hasn't happened yet though
  • Downloading now, hopefully it'll fix the UWP blue ray app.  
  • Users of gray themes still can't properly rate games in the revamped Store.
  • I use the preview for the surface and 950xl. But my understanding is you need an invite for Xbox if so it would be much appreciated if someone could send me an invite my gamertag is playnogames0 Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Where are all the UWP apps? Let's get them rolling out to the store.
  • I don't get it why Cortana is still only available for the US and Canada on Xbox. She is doing pretty well on PC and mobile already for most regions.
  • Cortana is not good on the Xbox One, the most basic voice commands are now longer to say, and take a lot longer to respond than they did before. It seems to take longer to work out what you've said, I think it is cloud processing your voice, instead of recognisinglocally like it seemd to before, hence the delay with the sending and recieving of data, as opposed to the near instant way it did it before. Having to say "Hey Cortana, turn off", is more cumbersome than just being able to say "xbox turn off". It's several syllables more, 50% more in fact!!! And it takes longer to actually action the command making it feel even more cumbersome. Still plays all my games fine though which is the most important thing I guess. Actually quite annoying is using voice to turn it on, it works ok, but "xbox on" is now "hey cortana, xbox on". Whoever thought this in particular was an improvement, is wrong. I'm all for progress, but they shopuld have kept some of the basic commands as they were, especially those for switching the unit on and off...
  • You do realize you can enable the old Xbox commands and the benefit of learning cortana is that it works on Windows regardless of Phone, Tablet, PC or Console now.  
  • You can turn off Cortana on Xbox One and it'll roll back to the "Xbox, [command]" prompts, which, as you note, are much faster.