Microsoft previewing new Xbox One system update changes

Microsoft has let some Xbox One owners preview upcoming system updates to the console before they are released to all Xbox One users. Today, the company said that another preview update is being sent to those testers with a few new improvements.

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The Xbox Wire site reveals that one of the improvements that's being previewed concerns how the Xbox One itself is being updated. The site states:

After this update, if your console is in Instant On mode, the update will happen automatically and return to standby upon completion. This means you won’t need to power on your console after an update moving forward.

In addition, Microsoft has added an option under the console's system settings that will allow users to go ahead and download any available updates for the Xbox One immediately, without having to wait for it to roll out to users.

Other parts of this preview update will include giving the console's Blu-Ray player 50 Hz video output for content recorded at 50 Hz. Finally there's been some improvements made to the Xbox One controller and headset adaptor that Microsoft says will "reduce audio static and improve wireless connectivity." So far, there's no word on when the update will be released beyond the beta testers.

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I have a friend that is enrolled in the Xbox One Preview program and I kindly asked him to send me an invitation. He sent out an invitation and there was a message indicating that they (Microsoft I guess) will do as fast as possible. I guess it won't take long for them to send the invitation to me :)

I can't wait to receive the previews and share my thoughts with the Xbox team :D

kostas_pav said,
I have a friend that is enrolled in the Xbox One Preview program and I kindly asked him to send me an invitation. He sent out an invitation and there was a message indicating that they (Microsoft I guess) will do as fast as possible. I guess it won't take long for them to send the invitation to me :)

I can't wait to receive the previews and share my thoughts with the Xbox team :D

once your on the program, I'd really appreciate it you'd add me and invite, really want the new tv features in the uk.

that's assuming both its possible and you'd be willing.

duddit2 said,

once your on the program, I'd really appreciate it you'd add me and invite, really want the new tv features in the uk.

that's assuming both its possible and you'd be willing.


Sure thing! First, I need to get access, then I can send you an invitation ;)
Just share your gamertag in a PM.

kostas_pav said,

Sure thing! First, I need to get access, then I can send you an invitation ;)
Just share your gamertag in a PM.

thanks pal, i don't mind putting it on here gt: gingerboy79

Well done to Microsoft for pushing these out so regularly, things like this push me towards getting one as it is so well supported.

So far my PS4 still has as-near-as-makes-no-difference the same OS and featureset as the day it launched, which is still less than they said it would have when they announced it.

DeltaXray said,
Well done to Microsoft for pushing these out so regularly, things like this push me towards getting one as it is so well supported.

So far my PS4 still has as-near-as-makes-no-difference the same OS and featureset as the day it launched, which is still less than they said it would have when they announced it.


The PS4 had more features to begin with (Twitch for example), so they have no reason to add it in, unlike the Xbox One which is playing catch-up.

No way there is not only a whole load of room for improvement, there are a whole load of features they announced back in Feb last year which didn't even make it into the released console. And aside from a few minor patches offering nothing new they've not pushed out anything to it since.

Microsoft on the other hand have been releasing new features at a very fast pace (whether they should have been there to begin with is another matter) but they have at least been developing and releasing new features very quckly

Anyone know if the preview program can be forced or if i could apply? I know they sent out the invites randomly but i didn't get one and want to use the new guide stuff in the uk.

duddit2 said,
Anyone know if the preview program can be forced or if i could apply? I know they sent out the invites randomly but i didn't get one and want to use the new guide stuff in the uk.

If you know anyone in the program then maybe you can still get a invite, otherwise it's probably too late now. They might open up the program again later on, specially when they're going to expand to more markets.

Microsoft also released an update for the Preview Registration App today. Now everybody who is in the program can invite friends.
BTW the "new" features mentioned in the article are not that new. I received my last two preview updates fully unattended.

chrilo said,
Microsoft also released an update for the Preview Registration App today. Now everybody who is in the program can invite friends.
BTW the "new" features mentioned in the article are not that new. I received my last two preview updates fully unattended.

me also, if anyone feels kind enough to offer an invite to me I'll pm my gamertag