Xbox One System Update for Xbox Preview Members Brings Changes

system update

A new system update is available as of today for Insider members, and it comes with a pretty big selection of changes. One interesting feature is that you will be able to assign a controller to an account, which albeit may be a small change, but it’s a welcoming one.

Thanks to Dualshockers we can share the notes below. These notes are otherwise tied to the private forums over on the official Xbox website.

NEW FEATURES:

Welcome to 1706 on Xbox One! This month we’re rolling out more fan-requested improvements, new features for Mixer, and much more!

NOTE: Not all planned features for the 1706 update are available at this time.

Profile

When a signed out user is selected in the Guide, the e-mail address associated with their account will now display under their profile. When the user is signed in, their account will also display under their profile on Home. This feature is enabled by default for adult accounts, and disabled for child accounts. Adult accounts can disable this feature by navigating to Settings > Account > Sign-in, security & passkey.

Co-streaming

You can now invite a friend to combine their game broadcast with yours! Sign in with an account that has an Xbox Live Gold subscription and invite a friend to your party. Once you’ve begun broadcasting your game from the Guide, you’ll be able to select “Invite party to co-stream” from the Party tab. Co-streaming is currently available only to Alpha Insiders, so we’d suggest using the Insider forums to sync up with other Alpha Insiders to test out this feature.

Learn more about co-streaming and other features new to Mixer here, and be sure to complete the “Invite to Co-Stream” Quest and Survey in the Xbox Insiders Hub to provide your feedback!

Controller Linking

Signing into your Xbox account can now be done with a click of the Xbox button thanks to the new controller linking feature! You can now link an account to a specific controller by opening the Guide, navigating to Settings > Account > Sign-in, security & passkey and selecting the “This controller signs in…” option followed by “Link controller.” From there, test the feature out for yourself by signing out of your account and then turning your controller off and then back on.

Find more detailed steps and provide your thoughts on this feature by accepting the “Link Your Controller” Quest in the Xbox Insider Hub!

FIXES:

Windows Sonic

Fixed an issue which could cause distorted sounds and audio glitches when Windows Sonic is enabled.

Skype UWP

Fixed issues which could sometimes cause the Skype UWP to crash during use.

Mixer

Fixed an issue which sometimes caused the virtual keyboard to lose focus (preventing text from being entered).

KNOWN ISSUES:

Party Chat

When initiating a party chat session, the “Connecting” icon may never disappear and the party will fail to connect.

Workaround: Create a new party and invite party members.

Audio

When using Windows Sonic or Dolby Atmos for headphones, you may hear static in the audio. This issue is being investigated by the development team.

Games & Apps

Game and app tiles may sometimes not be visible in Games & Apps.

Mixer

• After dismissing the virtual keyboard, attempting to relaunch the virtual keyboard may fail.

• When switching games while broadcasting with Mixer, the stream freezes and doesn’t allow the user to close or restart the broadcast.

Workaround: Restart the console.

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