Xbox One Insider Preview build 15026 released to the Preview Alpha ring - here's what's new

A new Insider Preview build is available for those on the Preview Alpha ring of the Xbox Insider Program. The build is 15026.1001, and the string is rs_xbox_dev_flight.170201-2341.

Unlike build 15023, which was released five days ago, this one contains a couple new features. Here's what's new:

  • Automatic Updates
    You can now enable automatic updates independently from your console’s power mode (Instant-On or Energy-saving). To enable automatic updates, navigate to the new updates interface in Settings > System > Updates. Consoles in Energy-saving Mode will download any available updates at shut down. For consoles in Instant-On mode, the experience remains the same.

  • Achievement Tracker
    You can now control the transparency level and number of achievements in the achievement tracker.

Here's what got fixed:

  • Cortana
    Resolved an issue which caused Cortana to fail to select a profile for sign-in.

There are also still quite a few known issues. Here they are:

  • Cortana

    • Cortana may be too responsive to phrases which sound like “Hey Cortana”. The development team is continuing to tune and improve this.

    • Cortana may take a long time to respond when activated while playing certain games.

    • Scheduled Cortana reminders will not provide a notification if the user who created the reminder is signed in, but not the current active user.

  • Ubisoft Club
    When launching the Ubisoft Club app, the screen automatically starts scrolling down, and prevents the user from scrolling back up.

  • Sign-in
    With profile sign-in settings set to “Lock it down”, you may be unable to sign-in again after playing a game, then signing out.
    Workaround: Hard reset the console (hold down the button on the front of the console for five seconds until it fully powers down, then power it back on).

  • EA Access
    The EA Access app may indicate you are not an EA Access subscriber when you are. This does not affect your ability to download or play games from the Vault, or receive discounts on EA titles.

  • Guide
    Microsoft Edge webpages which have been pinned on the Guide Tab fail to launch the webpage.

  • Screen Dimming
    The screen may dim after a short amount of time while viewing videos in certain apps (Hulu Plus).

  • Settings - Ease of Access
    When enabling the Mono output setting in Ease of Access - Audio, Settings becomes unresponsive, crashes, and fails to launch on subsequent attempts.
    Workaround: To launch Settings, perform a hard reset (hold down the button on the front of the console for five seconds until it fully powers down, then power it back on).

  • Settings - Display & sound
    The Audio output page is under construction and some of the new settings are not yet functional. New support is planned for Dolby Atmos for home theater, Dolby Atmos for headphones, and more in upcoming builds. An announcement will be made when these new features are ready to try out; enabling these settings now will have no effect.

  • IGN
    The IGN app launches and immediately crashes to Home.

  • Wireless Display
    The Wireless Display app fails to launch and immediately crashes to Home.

Microsoft notes that you can install today's build by heading over to Settings -> System -> Console info & updates. Of course, this won't be the case for the next one. As you can see from the release notes, there's now an 'Updates' section in Settings, meaning that 'Console info' and 'Updates' has been broken into two parts.

Another thing, which isn't listed here, is that when you open 'Updates', your console will now actually tell you that it's checking for updates, so there are no more guessing games as to if it actually checked.

If you're not on the Preview Alpha ring, you need to be invited to get there. You can get invited by completing Quests and Surveys in the Insider Hub. Remember though, if you become inactive, you can actually get removed from the ring.

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