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You can now select up to 10 consoles to include in the Xbox Insider Program rings, here's how

As we've noted previously, gaining access to the Xbox Insider equivalent of Windows Insider's Fast Ring is based on feedback merit.

Those who submit the most pieces of feedback will be invited automatically, but therein lies a problem. Microsoft was selecting a single console per user to invite to the Xbox Insider rings, which presented an issue for those signed into multiple Xboxes. The console that Microsoft invited to the program might not be the one you were using the most, creating issues for some users.

Thankfully, Microsoft has now fixed this, allowing you to enroll up to 10 consoles into the Alpha ring. Here's how.

  1. Launch the Xbox Insider Hub app on the console you wish to enroll.
  2. Select Insider content.
  3. Under System, select Xbox One Update Preview.
  4. Select Join or Manage.
  5. You can now choose to join the Xbox One Update Preview Alpha.

It will take up to 72 hours for the enrollment process to complete. Additionally, if you're enrolling on a console you're simply signed into, but not active on, Microsoft will remove the console from the Insider preview and initiate a factory reset (but you shouldn't lose any data).

Stay tuned for further updates from the Xbox Insider Program.

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!

19 Comments
  • I'm getting a bit dubious of these preview builds now, as the Windows 10 one corrupted my FH3 save. I wish there was a way to do a hard backup of game saves somehow.
  • I agree!  I have a save for Assassin's Creed: Black Flag and had an achievement glitch on me (fully upgrade the Jackdaw).  In the past, I would have had a couple old versions saved off of it because I just did that...and could have just restored one of those and popped the achievement with maybe 2-3 hrs lost.  As it sits now, I have to start it from the beginning to meet the criteria, we are talking about 10-15 hrs probably...
  • I just wish I could have both my Xbox ones signed in at the same time. I purchased two consoles, I've bought I don't know how many games, so why shouldn't I be allowed to sign in on two consoles in the same household? Hell, if it's because of Xbox live I'll buy another subscription, or sell us a damn family plan.
  • Just create a second account and login with that on your existing account's home console. You can share Xbox Live Gold and the games that you own.
  • I am registered, since months ago but haven't had an update since November
  • 10 consoles? ONE (pun intended) for each room, family member and each pet perhaps? I already think it is funny when I see some of my friends have one in the family room, master bedroom and then when one of their teenage children have one in their room. Hahaha
  • That would be me. I have one for my wife, one for my son and one for me.
  • Just be nice to get the new Alpha on one console not 10 lol
  • Are they releasing these builds in waves again? I got signed up on my S last week but still no current update. I was in the preview program prior to it being public.
  • Have you got the message from Xbox that said you are one of the few that will get the update?
  • No
  • I got that...first time I've ever gotten it.  Told me if I didn't want it that I had to say so by the 2nd.
  • Still not able to get a insider build
  • No insider build available here either
  • I wish I had the money for more xbox
  • The update is so so. You will all get it when its ready.
  • I know some of these updates on the insider ring bricked some peoples Lumia windows 10 phones. I am saying some not all. These makes me extremely leary of putting any device on these insider rings
  • I will have to check this out.  When I came back from vacation, I saw that my home console was added to the alpha ring, but none of my other consoles were, including the one I use the most, so I thought I would not be participating very much in this phase. 
  • The new dash is much faster. You have access to everything with a push of a button. I like it alot.