Xbox Insiders on the Alpha ring receive a new build with several fixes

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The Xbox Insider team has released a new build for those who are on the Alpha ring. With this build, there’s quite a few fixes (mostly localised fixes) with a large reduction in known issues from the previous builds we’ve seen, showing that we’re getting close to RTM.


• Game DVR

Fixed an issue which would cause two notifications to pop (instead of one) when uploading a Game DVR clip or screenshot.

• Localization

Miscellaneous fixes to localized text and content.

• Audio

• Fixed an issue which would sometimes cause audio to stop playing after plugging in a headset.

• Fixed an issue with Dolby Atmos for headphones that would cause audio to stop playing if headphones were plugged in or unplugged while using the Blu-Ray Player app.

• Resolved an issue with Dolby Atmos for headphones where apps would play no audio.

• Blu-Ray Player

Fixed an issue where the Blu-Ray Player app would incorrectly indicate an audio format is not supported, and fail to continue without closing and relaunching the app.

• Games & Apps

Resolved an issue which could sometimes cause newly installed apps to fail to launch, if launched while another app is in use.

• Beam

Pressing X while the virtual keyboard is open should no longer quit the stream.

Known issues

• 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.

This build will hopefully deliver a smoother experience to Alpha Insiders – and let’s see how quickly those remaining issues will get resolved.

Let us know how your experience with this build is in the comments below!