Fresh Xbox One Preview build brings Cortana to more of Europe

Joining several small updates from the past few weeks, Xbox preview team member Brad Rossetti noted that this upcoming preview build would mostly contain small fixes.

UPDATE: Cortana will also be expanding to France, Italy, Germany and Spain as a result of this new build.


OS version released: rs1_xbox_rel_1608.160824-1140

Available: 6:00PM PDT 8/25 (1:00 AM GMT 26/8)



  • Cortana is now available in France, Italy, Germany, and Spain.
  • You can launch Cortana from My games & apps or snap Cortana from the Guide. To learn a few commands, just say "Hey Cortana, what can I say?" in your language. If you decide to opt out of Cortana, just repeat the steps above to toggle Cortana On/Off. Opting out of Cortana will re-enable the Xbox legacy voice commands. 


Game Trials

  • Resolved an issue which could cause game trials to be available for less or more than the intended amount of time.

System Update

  • Resolved an issue which could cause system updates to fail while being applied.



  • You may encounter an error when attempting to view the TV details page for Live TV content.

How to turn Cortana on and off on Xbox One

The Xbox team are showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to polishing up the new features contained in the Xbox One Summer Update which brought Cortana, background music and Universal Windows Platform apps to the console. The next major Xbox One update will inject a ton of social features into the console, including Looking For Group, Arena, Clubs, and more.

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