New Xbox One Preview build brings Cortana to more regions

A new build is rolling out tonight for members of the Xbox One Preview Program. The build is rs1_xbox_rel_1608.160824-1140, and it will bring Cortana support to additional regions, including France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.

Here's the full changelog:



  • Cortana is now available in France, Italy, Germany, and Spain.

If you live in these regions and would like to begin using Cortana, just follow the steps below:

  1. Launch the Guide and navigate to All Settings.

  2. Navigate to System > Cortana Settings.

  3. When prompted, select “I agree” to enable Cortana.

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.

Known Issues


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

The company has offered quite a few updates for members of the Preview Program since the Anniversary Update launched in July. Of course, the Anniversary Update has always been slated to come in two different updates when it comes to the console, so we're expecting more features soon.

Not much is known about the new features that will arrive in the next update, other than Clubs, Looking for Group, and Arena. For now though, we'll have to take the additional Cortana support. You can expect the update to arrive around 9 PM Eastern Time.

Source: MSPU

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