A new Preview Alpha build going out to Xbox Insiders today adds an “Xbox Game Pass” tab within “My games & apps.” Update 1802.180119-1917 also fixes some party chat issues and more.
The full changelog detailed on Xbox’s forums can be read below. It doesn’t add a lot of features like previous Preview Alpha builds have in recent weeks, but it brings the team a step closer to releasing Xbox’s next big update to the public, whenever that may be.
• My Games and Apps Collection – Game Pass
We have enabled a new feature to show an “Xbox Game Pass” tab within “My games & apps” for users on Preview Alpha with an active Game Pass subscription.
If someone has an active Game Pass subscription, they will see this tab appear in “My games & apps” and be able to quickly install available games from Game Pass. It works just like ‘Ready to install’ but for Game Pass.
For users in Preview Alpha who do not have Game Pass, they will see the updated left navigation—section dividers added and Memberships tab has moved.
Fixed an issue which caused the incorrect profile color to display after powering on the console.
• System Update
Resolved an issue which sometimes caused the console to get stuck at a loading screen (with a loading spinner only) when downloading a system update.
• Party Chat
Resolved an issue which sometimes caused party chat to crash in the Guide.
There are still many known problems that will be addressed in later updates.
To download this update manually, launch the Guide and go to All Settings > System > Updates. If your system is in Instant On mode and you have been selected to receive the update, it will do so automatically. It is set to go live at 2PM PST today, January 23.