Finally, after a long wait, Xbox Insiders who are on Alpha ring, are getting a major update to their Xbox One. The update changes the home screen experience and other aspects by a leap. One of the major changes includes Beam Integration which means you don’t have to rely on third-party services like Twitch to broadcast your gameplay. Below is the change log:
This much neatly done now compared to the previous version, especially the guide which makes things lot easier to navigate between screen without pressing a lot of bumper buttons. The tile arrangement is compact as well.
One of the most noticeable things is the instant game launches. They are much faster compared to previous builds, and the whole experience feels snappy.
You can start broadcasting games instantly using Beam service. Launch any game, hit the guide button and look for the broadcast option. If you have never signed up before using your Xbox Account, you will be prompted else your account is already setup.
Few settings like Audio, Party Chat Audio, Camera, and quality settings are also available separately or you can configure them directly before the game broadcast begins.
Below is the list of known issues:
Upon resuming from connected standby, you may be prompted to update your controller firmware when no update is available.
Cortana may take a long time to respond when activated while playing certain games.
Some users may not receive certain types of notifications.
• Game Clips
After capturing a game clip, the game clip fails to automatically post to the Activity Feed (if your profile is configured to do so). Workaround: Manually view game clips in Profile > Captures > Manage captures and post to the Activity Feed.
• 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.
• 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.
• Wireless Display
The Wireless Display app fails to launch and immediately crashes to Home.
Xbox One is getting closer to creators update which is launching simultaneously for PC and Mobile. Stay tuned for complete experience video as we get closer.