Microsoft starts rolling out the new Windows 10 for Xbox One experience


It’s happening – Microsoft has started rolling out the new Xbox One experience (aka Windows 10 for Xbox One) to a group of Preview members. With the latest update for Xbox One, Microsoft is introducing a new user interface, inspired by Windows 10. The update will also bring Cortana to the Xbox One, and Microsoft Edge is also expected to come to the Xbox One soon.

As it is a preview, there are a few bugs. Thankfully though, Microsoft has shared some known bugs and a few of them are listed below:

Games and Apps: The following are known issues with specific titles on the initial New Xbox One Experience updates.

Games Failing to Launch: The following games may fail to launch:

  • Guacamelee: SCTE
  • Unmechanical
  • Elite: Dangerous
  • Pool Nation FX
  • D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die
  • Xbox Fitness
  • Skylanders
  • Destiny: The Taken King
  • Game Compilation Discs (ex. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, Saints Row IV).

Forza 6: You may encounter graphical errors (screen turns a blue or purple hue) when participating in races

Assassin’s Creed Unity: Installing Assassin’s Creed Unity DLC while the game is open will cause it to crash when the DLC finishes downloading.

Elder Scrolls Online: Logging in to an existing character will cause an error indicating you do not have network connectivity and prevent you from connecting to the server.

Titles with DLC installation issues: You will be unable to install DLC from game collection as no manage UI is present. Simply download the DLC and bundled title from the Store.

Apps Failing to Launch: The following apps may fail to launch:

  • ABC News
  • VUDU
  • SlingTV
  • WWE
  • Showtime Anytime
  • Every Street United
  • BlinkBox
  • TWC TV

Apps with video issues: The following apps will launch but videos or streams will not play. – SyFy – USA Now – BravoNow – TED – MLB

General System Issues

System Update Errors: If you encounter an update error screen while downloading a system update and the console freezes, please wait 3 minutes before rebooting the console to ensure crash data is captured. Crash data is submitted automatically; no action required on your part.

Party Chat: When entering connected standby with a party chat session open, after resuming from connected standby party chat may no longer function. Workaround: Hard reset the console.

Xbox Button: While holding down a button on the controller or plugging in a racing wheel and pressing the Xbox button, the power menu may pop up after which the Xbox button will fail to recognize input. Workaround: Hard reset the console.

Automatic Downloads: Content purchased from will not automatically download to the Xbox One console. This feature is planned to come later.

Browser: You will be unable to use voice commands in the browser; using voice commands in the browser will likely cause the console to hang and require a hard reset to resolve the issue.

My games & apps: After downloading a system update My games & apps may fail to populate. Workaround: Hard reset the console.

Games stuck in the queue: You may find games are unexpectedly remaining in the download queue.

Notifications: Friends do not receive game toast notifications.

If you’ve the new Xbox One experience, make sure to share your first impressions of the build in the comment section below.

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