Xbox One Preview updated once again with fixes for Games & Apps, Cortana

This Xbox team has been on fire this week, shipping no less than four builds to repair different aspects of the Xbox One Preview update.

This latest build doesn't contain any new features, but it does include fixes for launching games and apps, as well as improvements to the Cortana experience.

The update should be available now by going to All Settings, System, and then Console Info & Updates. As detailed on the official Xbox One forums, here are the full patch notes for build number rs1_xbox_rel_1608.160714-2120.


  • My Games & Apps

You should no longer experience game or application installation failure to start after being added to the queue.

Games should no longer display as apps in My games & apps.

  • Cortana

You should no longer an issue which sometimes cause Cortana to fail to switch focus when snapped.


  • Xbox Preview Dashboard

You may encounter an "Unexpected error" screen when attempting to launch the Xbox Preview Dashboard app or Report a problem.

Blu-Ray Player

When watching a video with the Blu-Ray Player, the screen may dim after a short period of inactivity.

Payment & Billing

You may be unable to add PayPal as a payment option.

  • Profile

Users are able to select their own Gamertag at no charge once per account. After this you will be charged for future Gamertag changes. In the current update, any free Gamertag changes will complete successfully. Attempting to purchase a Gamertag change will charge your account, but will not change your Gamertag. Please avoid purchasing a Gamertag change on Xbox One at this time. To successfully change your Gamertag, visit

When selecting "Add new" to add a new profile, the add profile interface may take up to 30 seconds to appear.

  • Cortana

When using a language Cortana does not support, you may still see references to Cortana in text.

  • Pins

If you have pins on your Home to movies, TV shows, or music, they will disappear from Home when that app takes its new app update. The pins for the apps will stay on your Home, easy to get to.

  • My Games & Apps

You may encounter an error when attempting to load Ready to Install with a large number of digital games and apps.

  • Community Calendar

Links to the Store in Community Calendar event details do not currently function.

The current Xbox One Preview updates are part of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update wave, which will deliver new features such as background music, Cortana, and Universal Windows Platform applications to the console. Windows 10 Anniversary updates will hit on August 2nd for Windows 10 PCs and mobile devices, but a date for the Xbox One Preview to go public isn't yet locked in place. As always, stay tuned for more information!

Jez Corden
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