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I have created this thread to post all the latest Xbox insider updates. Since I am in the preview alpha ring I can bring everyone the latest system updates information. Which for those who are not signed up been a insider or for those who may not be in alpha preview yet this thread is here for those looking to find the latest info on system updates. And also see what will get released to the public in the future.
DETAILS:


OS version released: rs4_release_xbox_dev.180316-1400

Available: 6:00PM PST 3/19 (2:00AM GMT 3/20)


FIXES:


• Audio

We have resolved issues with Dolby Atmos for Home Theater and certain AVR models that did result in random sound cut outs. The receiver should now correctly display with the ATMOS stream is detected and accurately reproduce ATMOS channels.


KNOWN ISSUES:


• Pi-hole

Pi-hole users may encounter issues signing in, creating, or recovering accounts upon downloading the 1804 update. This is due to a new configuration file which is downloaded from a URL Pi-hole blocks by default.

Workaround: Add clientconfig.passport.net to the Pi-hole allowed IP address list.


• Netflix

Netflix on Monitor only works at 1080p and does not support 1440p – Netflix is aware of the issue. Workaround : If watching Netflix on a Monitor/LCD please set the display output to 1080p.


• System

We are investigating an issue in which some users are experiencing the console shutdown after you turn it on. Workaround – Simply turn the console back on.


• Virtual Keyboard

  • The virtual keyboard disappears randomly when inputting text.
  • Chinese virtual keyboard not working in this build. Workaround plus in a USB keyboard.

• HDR Issues

Some users are discovering that some games are not showing in HDR – Please file feedback when you encounter this to help in the investigation.


• Spotify Search

Some users are discovering that the search function in Spotify is not working. Please file feedback when you encounter this to help in the investigation. Workaround - Type in a search hit enter and nothing happens. Click the left stick twice and it searches properly.


• Controller sharing/ Co-pilot vibration issues

Some users may experience a problem with a controller vibrating non-stop when using the share controller or the co-pilot feature.


• Audio

  • Loss of center channel when Windows Sonic enabled
  • Audio lag in various games and apps being tracked

• Mixer – Games UWP Games

  • There is an issue with broadcasting UWP Games. If you start a game then proceed to load Mixer and the broadcast fails we are tracking this issue. Workaround – Start Mixer to broadcast then start the game and you can broadcast while the game is running.
DETAILS:

OS version released: rs4_release_xbox_dev.1803114-1900

Available: 6:00PM PST 3/17 (2:00AM GMT 3/18)


FIXES:


• Audio Issues

  • We have resolved the issues that some users with Spatial Audio experienced unexpected game volumes when playing games or apps.
  • We have resolved the issue in which the Mono output feature was not working as expected.
  • We have resolved the HDMI-in volume is lower issue that users have been experiencing for TV Input and some media apps.
• Home - Guide

We have resolved the issue in which some users have been experiencing the Guide crash.


• Game Install Progress

We have resolved the issue in which the Game Progress status shows over 300%.


• Vudu

Users should no longer encounter any issues playing 4k content in the Vudu app.


• Settings – Accessory App

We have resolved an issue in which some users were not able to assign controller configurations in the Xbox Accessory app.



KNOWN ISSUES:


• Pi-hole

Pi-hole users may encounter issues signing in, creating, or recovering accounts upon downloading the 1804 update. This is due to a new configuration file which is downloaded from a URL Pi-hole blocks by default.

Workaround: Add clientconfig.passport.net to the Pi-hole allowed IP address list.


• Audio Issues

  • We continue to identify issues with Dolby Atmos for Home Theater and certain AVR models that will result in random sound cut outs. If a sound cut out ever occurs you can change your audio format settings to something else and then back to reset it.
• Netflix

Netflix on Monitor only works at 1080p and does not support 1440p – Netflix is aware of the issue. Workaround : If watching Netflix on a Monitor/LCD please set the display output to 1080p.


• System

We are investigating an issue in which some users are experiencing the console shutdown after you turn it on. Workaround – Simply turn the console back on.


• Virtual Keyboard

The virtual keyboard disappears randomly when inputting text.


• HDR Issues

Some users are discovering that some games are not showing in HDR – Please file feedback when you encounter this to help in the investigation.


• Spotify Search

Some users are discovering that the search function in Spotify is not working. Please file feedback when you encounter this to help in the investigation.


• Controller sharing/ Co-pilot vibration issues

Some users may experience a problem with a controller vibrating non-stop when using the share controller or the co-pilot feature.


• Mixer – Games UWP Games

There is an issue with broadcasting UWP Games. If you start a game then proceed to load Mixer and the broadcast fails we are tracking this issue. Workaround – Start Mixer to broadcast then start the game and you can broadcast while the game is running.
DETAILS:

OS version released: rs4_release_xbox_dev.1803111-1900

Available: 6:00PM PDT 3/14 (2:00AM GMT 3/15)


NEW FEATURES:

• Video Settings

In Display- Video Output-Video Modes we have enabled two new Video settings. Variable Refresh Rate (aka Freesync support) and ALLM (Auto-Low Latency Mode) are enabled.


FIXES:


• Casting from the Xbox – Apps such as YouTube

Automatic discovery over WiFi is resolved.


• Settings

  1. We have resolved an issue with Settings when selecting from Dark or Light in Theme. The setting now stays as selected.
  2. When accessing the Language & location page in Settings you should no longer see a large time to display

• Store app

A new version of the Store is available to download which should resolve issues for some users not being able to launch the store.


• Now TV

The Now TV app will no longer have UI elements are disappearing during playback.


• Plex App

We have made changes to ensure the Plex App no longer pauses/buffers.


KNOWN ISSUES:


• Pi-hole

Pi-hole users may encounter issues signing in, creating, or recovering accounts upon downloading the 1804 update. This is due to a new configuration file which is downloaded from a URL Pi-hole blocks by default.

Workaround: Add clientconfig.passport.net to the Pi-hole allowed IP address list.


• Audio Issues

  • We are aware that some Spatial Audio users will experience unexpected game volumes and are working on a fix.
  • We are aware that the Mono output feature is not working as expected in latest builds. The team has identified a fix and is testing. Please turn off the feature if you are using an audio receiver with less than 7.1 audio channels.
  • Some users have reported that HDMI in volume is lower for TV Input and some media apps. We are actively investigating. Workaround : Sit closer to the TV or Start Background Music and goto the Audio Settings and set the volume slider to 50% rather than 0% and the volume issue is fixed.
  • We continue to identify issues with Dolby Atmos for Home Theater and certain AVR models that will result in random sound cut outs. If a sound cut out ever occurs you can change your audio format settings to something else and then back to reset it.

• Netflix

  1. The Netflix team are updating the app as it is crashing for some users. Workaround - Please check for an update for the Netflix app.
  2. Netflix on Monitor only works at 1080p and does not support 1440p – Netflix is aware of the issue. Workaround : If watching Netflix on a Monitor/LCD please set the display output to 1080p.

• System

We are investigating an issue in which some users are experiencing the console shutdown after you turn it on. Workaround – Simply turn the console back on.


• Vudu

We are investigating why some users are unable to play 4k content in the Vudu app.


• Virtual Keyboard

The virtual keyboard disappears randomly when inputting text.


• HDR Issues

Some users are discovering that some games are not showing in HDR – Please file feedback when you encounter this to help in the investigation.


• Game Install Progress

We are aware of an issue in which the Game Progress status shows over 300%. Please note that this is a different scenario to the fix in this build referenced above in fixes.


• Spotify Search

Some users are discovering that the search function in Spotify is not working. Please file feedback when you encounter this to help in the investigation.


• Settings – Accessory App

Some users may experience a problem not being able to assign controller configurations in the Xbox Accessory app.


• Controller sharing/ Co-pilot vibration issues

Some users may experience a problem with a controller vibrating non-stop when using the share controller or the co-pilot feature.
DETAILS:

OS version released: rs4_release_xbox_dev.180308-1900

Available: 6:00PM PDT 3/12 (1:00AM GMT 3/13)


FIXES:

• Audio Issues – Dolby Atmos

  • We have resolved an issue with Dolby Atmos for Home Theater and certain AVR models that will result in random sound cut outs and the setting for Atmos will no longer revert to PCM.
• Plex App

In the Plex App we have mitigated the issue in which some users are experiencing buffering.


KNOWN ISSUES:

• Settings

When accessing the Language & location page in Settings, it may take a long time for the page to load.

• Pi-hole

Pi-hole users may encounter issues signing in, creating, or recovering accounts upon downloading the 1804 update. This is due to a new configuration file which is downloaded from a URL Pi-hole blocks by default.

Workaround: Add clientconfig.passport.net to the Pi-hole allowed IP address list.

• Audio Issues

  • We are aware that some Spatial Audio users will experience unexpected game volumes and are working on a fix.
  • We are aware that the Mono output feature is not working as expected in latest builds. The team has identified a fix and is testing. Please turn off the feature if you are using an audio receiver with less than 7.1 audio channels.
· Some users have reported that HDMI in volume is lower for TV Input and some media apps. We are actively investigating. Workaround : Sit closer to the TV or Start Background Music and goto the Audio Settings and set the volume slider to 50% rather than 0% and the volume issue is fixed.

• Now TV

In the Now TV app some UI elements are disappearing during playback.

• Netflix

(1) The Netflix team are updating the app as it is crashing for some users. Workaround - Please check for an update for the Netflix app.

(2) Netflix on Monitor only works at 1080p and does not support 1440p – Netflix is aware of the issue. Workaround : If watching Netflix on a Monitor/LCD please set the display output to 1080p.

• System

We are investigating an issue in which some users are experiencing the console shutdown after you turn it on. Workaround – Simply turn the console back on.

• Vudu

We are investigating why some users are unable to play 4k content in the Vudu app.

• HDMI In Volume

Some users have reported that HDMI in volume is lower for TV Input and some media apps. We are actively investigating. Workaround : Sit closer to the TV or turn up the volume.

• Virtual Keyboard

The virtual keyboard disappears randomly when inputting text.

• HDR Issues

Some users are discovering that some games are not showing in HDR – Please file feedback when you encounter this to help in the investigation.

• Game Install Progress

We are aware of an issue in which the Game Progress status shows over 300%. Please note that this is a different scenario to the fix in this build referenced above in fixes.

• Spotify Search

Some users are discovering that the search function in Spotify is not working. Please file feedback when you encounter this to help in the investigation.

• Store app

Some users are experiencing a problem in which the Store App is failing to update. Please file feedback when you encounter this to help in the investigation.

• Settings

We are aware that the Schedule details is missing after you re-select your schedule from Dark or Light in Theme.

• Settings – Accessory App

Some users may experience a problem not being able to assign controller configurations in the Xbox Accessory app.

• Casting from the Xbox – Apps such as YouTube

Automatic discovery over WiFi is currently not working correctly. The YouTube app relies on this to make pairing seamless (Link with Wi-Fi). There is a known issue with uPnP and state separation that is being investigated. In the meantime, please use the second pairing method in the YouTube app. Launch the YouTube app then go to Setting à Link TV and Phone à Link with TV Code. Follow the directions on screen.

DETAILS:


OS version released: rs4_release_xbox_dev.180307-1900

Available: 6:00PM PST 3/10 (2:00AM GMT 3/11)



New Features:


• Share directly to Twitter!

You can now also upload content directly to Twitter. This means your screenshot and footage captures will now display and play directly in your Twitter feed, and it will also appear as part of your Twitter media. We’ll even help you get your clips discovered by suggesting hashtags! To do so, just go to your Recent captures, pick an item and Share to Twitter!


• Guide Search Button

The Store button in Guide will be replaced with a Search button, which brings up a dialog that allows users to search through their installed content, Settings, and Store games and apps.


FIXES:

• Casting from the Xbox – Apps such as YouTube

Automatic discovery over WiFi is resolved.



• Pins

If Microsoft Edge was pinned prior to downloading the 1804 update, attempting to launch Microsoft Edge from the existing pin will now succeed.



• My Games and Apps

We resolved an issue in which Games and updates are installing to non Home consoles even if you have selected to not keep games and apps up to date.



• Upload Studio

We resolved an issue in which Upload Studio would fail uploading.





KNOWN ISSUES:

• Settings

When accessing the Language & location page in Settings, it may take a long time for the page to load.



• Pi-hole

Pi-hole users may encounter issues signing in, creating, or recovering accounts upon downloading the 1804 update. This is due to a new configuration file which is downloaded from a URL Pi-hole blocks by default.

Workaround: Add clientconfig.passport.net to the Pi-hole allowed IP address list.



• Audio Issues

  • We are aware that some Spatial Audio users will experience unexpected game volumes and are working on a fix.
  • We are aware that the Mono output feature is not working as expected in latest builds. The team has identified a fix and is testing. Please turn off the feature if you are using an audio receiver with less than 7.1 audio channels.
  • We have identified an issue with Dolby Atmos for Home Theater and certain AVR models that will result in random sound cut outs. If a sound cut out ever occurs you can change your audio format settings to something else and then back to reset it.
· Some users have reported that HDMI in volume is lower for TV Input and some media apps. We are actively investigating. Workaround : Sit closer to the TV or Start Background Music and goto the Audio Settings and set the volume slider to 50% rather than 0% and the volume issue is fixed.



• Now TV

In the Now TV app some UI elements are disappearing during playback.



• Plex App

In the Plex App some users are experiencing buffering. We are actively investigating this issue.



• Netflix

(1) The Netflix team are updating the app as it is crashing for some users. Workaround - Please check for an update for the Netflix app.

(2) Netflix on Monitor only works at 1080p and does not support 1440p – Netflix is aware of the issue. Workaround : If watching Netflix on a Monitor/LCD please set the display output to 1080p.



• System

We are investigating an issue in which some users are experiencing the console shutdown after you turn it on. Workaround – Simply turn the console back on.



• Vudu

We are investigating why some users are unable to play 4k content in the Vudu app.



• Virtual Keyboard

The virtual keyboard disappears randomly when inputting text. Workaround – Plug in a wired or wireless keyboard



• HDR Issues

Some users are discovering that some games are not showing in HDR – Please file feedback when you encounter this to help in the investigation.



• Game Install Progress

We are aware of an issue in which the Game Progress status shows over 300%. Please note that this is a different scenario to the fix in this build referenced above in fixes.



• Spotify Search

Some users are discovering that the search function in Spotify is not working. Please file feedback when you encounter this to help in the investigation.



• Store app

Some users are experiencing a problem in which the Store App is failing to update. Please file feedback when you encounter this to help in the investigation.



• Settings

We are aware that the Schedule details is missing after you re-select your schedule from Dark or Light in Theme.



• Settings – Accessory App

Some users may experience a problem not being able to assign controller configurations in the Xbox Accessory app.
DETAILS:

OS version released:rs4_release_xbox_dev.180305-1900

Available: 6:00PM PST 3/8 (2:00AM GMT 3/9)


FIXES:

• Wi-Fi Lag Issues

We have resolved the issue in which your Wi-Fi connection would lag for 3-4 seconds and reoccur after 30 minutes

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• Blu-Ray Player

We have resolved the issue sin which the Blu-ray app may experience visual glitching after a few minutes of playback.


• Game Install Progress

We have resolved this game install progress bar showing over 100% status.


• My Games and Apps – Some Games missing from your collection

We have resolved an issue in which some games and apps are missing from your collection. You will no longer see the tabs in your My Games and Apps show no titles/and or some titles missing in your (1) Game Pass collection and (2) EA Access collection.


• Display

We have resolved issues with RGB colors when displaying in 4K HDR mode when playing a UHD disc.


• Settings – Accessory App

We have fixed the issue of not being able to assign controller configurations in the Xbox Accessory app.


KNOWN ISSUES:

• Pins

If Microsoft Edge was pinned prior to downloading the 1804 update, attempting to launch Microsoft Edge from the existing pin will fail.

Workaround: Delete the old Microsoft Edge pin and re-pin Microsoft Edge.


• Settings

When accessing the Language & location page in Settings, it may take a long time for the page to load.


• Pi-hole

Pi-hole users may encounter issues signing in, creating, or recovering accounts upon downloading the 1804 update. This is due to a new configuration file which is downloaded from a URL Pi-hole blocks by default.

Workaround: Add clientconfig.passport.net to the Pi-hole allowed IP address list.


• Audio Issues

  • We are aware that some Spatial Audio users will experience unexpected game volumes and are working on a fix.
  • We are aware that the Mono output feature is not working as expected in latest builds. The team has identified a fix and is testing. Please turn off the feature if you are using an audio receiver with less than 7.1 audio channels.
  • We have identified an issue with Dolby Atmos for Home Theater and certain AVR models that will result in random sound cut outs. If a sound cut out ever occurs you can change your audio format settings to something else and then back to reset it.
· Some users have reported that HDMI in volume is lower for TV Input and some media apps. We are actively investigating. Workaround : Sit closer to the TV or Start Background Music and goto the Audio Settings and set the volume slider to 50% rather than 0% and the volume issue is fixed.


• Now TV

In the Now TV app some UI elements are disappearing during playback.


• Plex App

In the Plex App some users are experiencing buffering. We are actively investigating this issue. Workaround – You can back out of the Plex app to home then go back into the Plex app and playback continues.


• Netflix

(1) The Netflix team are updating the app as it is crashing for some users. Workaround - Please check for an update for the Netflix app.

(2) Netflix on Monitor only works at 1080p and does not support 1440p – Netflix is aware of the issue. Workaround : If watching Netflix on a Monitor/LCD please set the display output to 1080p.


• System

We are investigating an issue in which some users are experiencing the console shutdown after you turn it on. Workaround – Simply turn the console back on.


• Vudu

We are investigating why some users are unable to play 4k content in the Vudu app.


• Virtual Keyboard

The virtual keyboard disappears randomly when inputting text. Workaround – Plug in a wired or wireless keyboard


• HDR Issues

Some users are discovering that some games are not showing in HDR – Please file feedback when you encounter this to help in the investigation and please provide the make and model of your TV and the firmware version.


• Game Install Progress

We are aware of an issue in which the Game Progress status shows over 300%. Please note that this is a different scenario to the fix in this build referenced above in fixes.


• My Games and Apps

We are aware of an issue in which Games and updates are installing to non Home consoles even if you have selected to not keep games and apps up to date.


• Spotify Search

Some users are discovering that the search function in Spotify is not working. Please file feedback when you encounter this to help in the investigation.


• Store app

Some users are experiencing a problem in which the Store App is failing to update. Please file feedback when you encounter this to help in the investigation.


• Casting from the Xbox – Apps such as YouTube

Automatic discovery over WiFi is currently not working correctly. The YouTube app relies on this to make pairing seamless (Link with Wi-Fi). There is a known issue with uPnP and state separation that is being investigated. In the meantime, please use the second pairing method in the YouTube app. Launch the YouTube app then go to Setting à Link TV and Phone à Link with TV Code. Follow the directions on screen.


• Settings

We are aware that the Schedule details is missing after you re-select your schedule from Dark or Light in Theme.
DETAILS:

OS version released:rs4_release_xbox_dev.180301-1400

Available: 6:00PM PST 3/5 (2:00AM GMT 3/6)


NEW FEATURE:

• Mixer

  • In this build we are enabling the Mixer - Enable share controller functionality. This feature will be turned on 9.00am Tuesday March 6th to ensure users have the build. Users will need to reboot after 9.00am 3/6/18 to use this feature.
  • This will allow a broadcaster from the console to be able to share their controller with a viewer on mixer. They can together play a game where the Synthetic controller created for the mixer viewer is co-piloted to the Hardware controller of the broadcaster.

FIXES:

• Microsoft Edge

This build includes fixes for Microsoft Edge that resolve the missing cursor, blank tabs and performance improvements.


• Store

When browsing Add-Ons in the Store, the Show All page will no longer be blank.


• Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous fixes and improvements.


KNOWN ISSUES:

• System Update

This build installation will take a bit longer than usual, as it will require the full update size of 3.5 GB. This update does not factory reset the console it is a large payload. Download times are dependent on your Internet speeds and can likely be improved by using a wired network connection.


• Pins

If Microsoft Edge was pinned prior to downloading the 1804 update, attempting to launch Microsoft Edge from the existing pin will fail.

Workaround: Delete the old Microsoft Edge pin and re-pin Microsoft Edge.


• Settings

When accessing the Language & location page in Settings, it may take a long time for the page to load.


• Pi-hole

Pi-hole users may encounter issues signing in, creating, or recovering accounts upon downloading the 1804 update. This is due to a new configuration file which is downloaded from a URL Pi-hole blocks by default.

Workaround: Add clientconfig.passport.net to the Pi-hole allowed IP address list.


• Audio Issues

  • We are aware that some Spatial Audio users will experience unexpected game volumes and are working on a fix.
  • We are aware that the Mono output feature is not working as expected in latest builds. The team has identified a fix and is testing. Please turn off the feature if you are using an audio receiver with less than 7.1 audio channels.
  • We have identified an issue with Dolby Atmos for Home Theater and certain AVR models that will result in random sound cut outs. If a sound cut out ever occurs you can change your audio format settings to something else and then back to reset it.
• Now TV

In the Now TV app some UI elements are disappearing during playback.


• Settings – Accessory App

Some users may experience a problem not being able to assign controller configurations in the Xbox Accessory app.


• Wi-Fi Lag Issues

We are aware of an issue in which your Wi-Fi connection may lag for 3-4 seconds and reoccur after 30 minutes. Workaround: The only known workaround at this point is to use wired networking


• Blu-Ray Player

We are aware of an issue in which the Blu-ray app may experience visual glitching after a few minutes of playback. Workaround – Quit and restart the application.


• Plex App

In the Plex App some users are experiencing buffering. We are actively investigating this issue.


• Netflix

We are investigating an issue in which some users are experiencing the Netflix app crashing. Workaround - Please check for an update for the Netflix app.


• System

We are investigating an issue in which some users are experiencing the console shutdown after you turn it on. Workaround – Simply turn the console back on.


• My Games and Apps – Some Games missing from your collection

We are investigating an issue in which some games and apps are missing from your collection. You may see the tabs in your My Games and Apps show no titles/and or some titles missing in your (1) Game Pass collection and (2) EA Access collection. You still own the titles they are simply not displaying in My Games and Apps Workaround – Simply find the missing title in the Store and play from the Store display page or launch the EA Access app for other titles missing.
DETAILS:

OS version released:rs4_release_xbox_dev_1804.180301-1900

Available: 6:00PM PST 3/3 (2:00AM GMT 3/4)


FIXES:


• Black Screen

We have fixed this issue when resuming from connected standby (with the console in Instant-On mode) and you encountered a black screen.


• System Update

Users will no longer an E200 error at the last stage of the installation or when shutting down some games.


KNOWN ISSUES:


• System Update

This build installation will take a bit longer than usual, as it will require the full update size of 3.5 GB. This update does not factory reset the console it is a large payload. Download times are dependent on your Internet speeds and can likely be improved by using a wired network connection.


• Pins

If Microsoft Edge was pinned prior to downloading the 1804 update, attempting to launch Microsoft Edge from the existing pin will fail.

Workaround: Delete the old Microsoft Edge pin and re-pin Microsoft Edge.


• Netflix

If Netflix crashes when first launched, check for an app update on the Store or from My games & apps. You may need to uninstall Netflix – perform a Hard reboot – aka pull power for 10 seconds and locate Netflix from the Store


• Settings

When accessing the Language & location page in Settings, it may take a long time for the page to load.


• Store

When browsing Add-Ons in the Store, the Show All page may appear blank.


• Pi-hole

Pi-hole users may encounter issues signing in, creating, or recovering accounts upon downloading the 1804 update. This is due to a new configuration file which is downloaded from a URL Pi-hole blocks by default.

Workaround: Add clientconfig.passport.net to the Pi-hole allowed IP address list.


• Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge may sometimes fail to show the cursor. Workaround is shutdown Microsoft Edge and relaunch


• Audio Issues

  • We are aware that some Spatial Audio users will experience unexpected game volumes and are working on a fix.
  • We are aware that the Mono output feature is not working as expected in latest builds. The team has identified a fix and is testing. Please turn off the feature if you are using an audio receiver with less than 7.1 audio channels.
  • We have identified an issue with Dolby Atmos for Home Theater and certain AVR models that will result in random sound cut outs. If a sound cut out ever occurs you can change your audio format settings to something else and then back to reset it.

• Now TV

In the Now TV app some UI elements are disappearing during playback.


• Settings – Accessory App

Some users may experience a problem not being able to assign controller configurations in the Xbox Accessory app.


• Wi-Fi Lag Issues

We are aware of an issue in which your Wi-Fi connection may lag for 3-4 seconds and reoccur after 30 minutes. Workaround: The only known workaround at this point is to use wired networking
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DETAILS:

OS version released:rs4_release_xbox_dev_1804.180227-1801

Available: 6:00PM PST 3/1 (2:00AM GMT 2/3)


NEW FEATURES:

• Support for 1440p Video Output

Xbox One X and Xbox One S now support output at 1440p resolution for games and media; 1440p resolution, sometimes referred to as “2560x1440” and “QHD,” is a popular choice for PC users. With over a million and a half more pixels than 1080p, this resolution fills the gap between Full HD and 4K displays.


• A New Level of Mixer Interactivity

Introducing a new form of Mixer interactivity: Share controller. Now Mixer streamers on Xbox One have the option of sharing their controller with a Mixer viewer who is watching through Mixer.com. Streamers can share their entire controller (except the Xbox button) in the Xbox game they are playing, and a viewer can take control through the on-screen gamepad or by plugging a controller into their PC. Viewer and streamer can work together in the game, or the viewer can cause trouble – resulting in hilarious chaos. It’s your choice!


• Stat Comparisons on Home

In an upcoming Insider release, you’ll also see stat comparisons with your friends across game blocks, friend blocks, and Mini Game Hubs. These stat comparisons are specific to the games that you play, so a PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds player may see comparisons of solo or squad wins, number of matches played, and opponents defeated. A Forza Motorsport 7 player may see driver level, number of cars owned and collector tier.


• The Cutting Edge

The Microsoft Edge browser on Xbox One has been updated to a new look that’s modern but still feels familiar. We know how important a good web browsing experience is for you, so we’ve doubled down on making Microsoft Edge easy to navigate with a controller. Improvements to the Favorites and History experience make it simple for you to return to your favorite sites. We’re also very excited to announce that you can now download andupload pictures, music and videos from Microsoft Edge on the console; your downloaded content can then be browsed with the File Explorer app. Other new features to note are tab muting, read aloud and autofill. We’re always looking to improve the browsing experience on Xbox and look forward to your feedback.


• More Immersive Audio

If you’re the type of person that loves to rock out to a music playlist while playing your favorite games, we have good news for you! You now have an option to selectively balance game audio against background music within the Guide. Turn down the game volume, crank up the music volume and rock on. But that’s not all. The system sounds on Home and in the Guide have been completely revamped to support spatial audio, so the audio cues from your surround sound system will match the actions you see on-screen.


• Powerful Invite Filtering Tools for Club Owners

Club administrators can now filter invitation requests based on various criteria, including reputation, Gamerscore, and recommendations from existing club members. Are you setting up a club for hardcore PlayerUnknown’s Battlegroundsplayers? Set a filter to only show invitees with over 200 hours of playtime. Maybe you’re looking for Gamerscore completionists in Forza Motorsport 7? Filter requests to only show invitees with over 900 Gamerscore. These filters will persist until the administrator changes them, so if you set or edit club filters, they’ll still be there the next time you sign-in. Club invitees will also now appear in a vertical list, with details such as their Gamertag, Gamerpic, Gamerscore, a line noting if the new invitees were recommended by an existing club member, and a reputation indicator.


• Smarter Feeds

You will soon be able to sort your club feeds to show you “what's hot” and “top posts.” Use the “what’s hot” filter to see trending content in the club feed that’s popular right now. Filtering by “top posts” will show you the most popular posts of all time in that club. You will also soon be able to disable comments on your feed posts across clubs, Game Hubs, and Community, so the only person in control of the narrative is you. Finally, we’re cleaning up your feeds by hiding posts for broadcasts once they’ve ended.


• Open Tournaments

Tournaments are now available directly in Game Hubs, so you don’t have to be a member of a club to start or join a tournament.


FIXES:

• Installation

• Fixed several issues to improve the reliability and usability of game installations, updates, and content management.

  • Fixed an issue which impacted transferring content between drives.
  • Enabling the download 4K updates checkbox will now cause 4K updates to show up in the Updates tab of My games & apps.
  • Fixed an issue where installations interrupted due to slow network conditions could fail to automatically resume.
  • Fixed an issue where a “You need to free up space” dialog was displaying too often.
  • Fixed a bug where all items in the install Queue could show as “Queued” without making progress.
• Profile Color

Fixed an issue which sometimes caused an incorrect Profile color to be used when powering on the console.


KNOWN ISSUES:

• Black Screen

When resuming from connected standby (with the console in Instant-On mode), you may encounter a black screen on the TV or monitor. You can avoid this issue by powering on the console prior to powering on the TV or monitor.

Workaround 1: If stuck in this state, unplug and reinsert the HDMI cord into the back of the console, then power the TV off/on.

Workaround 2: Disable IR blasting in Settings to prevent this issue from reoccurring.


• System Update

When installing a system update, you may encounter an E200 error at the last stage of the installation.

Workaround: Unplug and re-plug the power cord, then power on the console normally—the console should go through the standard start up sequence and land on the dashboard.


• Pins

If Microsoft Edge was pinned prior to downloading the 1804 update, attempting to launch Microsoft Edge from the existing pin will fail.

Workaround: Delete the old Microsoft Edge pin and re-pin Microsoft Edge.


• Dolby Atmos

You may notice audio drops in receivers using Dolby Atmos for Home Theater.


• Netflix

If Netflix crashes when first launched, check for an app update on the Store or from My games & apps.


• HBO GO

If HBO GO crashes when first launched, check for an app update on the Store or from My games & apps.


• Settings

When accessing the Language & location page in Settings, it may take a long time for the page to load.


• Store

When browsing Add-Ons in the Store, the Show All page may appear blank.


• Pi-hole

Pi-hole users may encounter issues signing in, creating, or recovering accounts upon downloading the 1804 update. This is due to a new configuration file which is downloaded from a URL Pi-hole blocks by default.

Workaround: Add clientconfig.passport.net to the Pi-hole allowed IP address list.
 
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I'm in the Alpha ring as well, and I for one do not like the new UI sound effects they've implemented.
Sounds like placeholder sound effects to be honest. :unsure:
 
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I'm in the Alpha ring as well, and I for one do not like the new UI sound effects they've implemented.
Sounds like placeholder sound effects to be honest. :unsure:
Yeah I'm not a fan of them either. Besides that it seems like an alright update.
 
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I'm in the Alpha ring as well, and I for one do not like the new UI sound effects they've implemented.
Sounds like placeholder sound effects to be honest. :unsure:
ahh they are alright. Just have to get use to it :thumbsup:
 
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ahh they are alright. Just have to get use to it :thumbsup:

What surprising is the fact there’s not an option anywhere to turn it off. I’m pretty sure that feature will be added eventually tho.
 
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What surprising is the fact there’s not an option anywhere to turn it off. I’m pretty sure that feature will be added eventually tho.
well we can turn off the start up chime on the Xbox so I don't see why it wouldn't. But knowing ms they won't add it
 
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Can anyone invite me to the alpha ring I'm in beta but apparently alpha is invite only ?? Anyone help me out want to try out my new 1440p monitor Gt tbk profectiion
 
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Can anyone invite me to the alpha ring I'm in beta but apparently alpha is invite only ?? Anyone help me out want to try out my new 1440p monitor Gt tbk profectiion
to get in the alpha ring you have to get invited by a Microsoft employee. Just report a lot of stuff and you will get noticed. :smile:
 
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Damn I was under the impression alpha member would invite other not employees well I gez I'll wait till 1440 p hits beta fml
 
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Damn I was under the impression alpha member would invite other not employees well I gez I'll wait till 1440 p hits beta fml
I remember I had beta ring available and when I joined it I got invited to the alpha ring nearly straight away lol. Just do everything available I think report's are really at the top to be invited to alpha.
 
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Well I've been on and in the program since inception but now that I got a 1440p monitor I can' use it to its potential because it' not available to me the weird thing is it gave me the option to join alpha ring but it dissapeard after I selected it
 
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How's y'all get into the alpha ring? I've been in beta for so long and I'd like an upgrade.
 
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