New Xbox One builds for Alpha and Ring 3 Insiders include new features and fixes

New Xbox One builds are going out to Alpha and Ring 3 Insiders tonight. They include a number of bug fixes but also improve Activity Reports. For example, you can now monitor your child’s gaming time…if you have children. The patch notes for the Alpha build are as follows:

Preview ALPHA Ring – new build available at 6.00pm PDT today.

An ETA on Custom gamerpics being turned on for the ALPHA ring is mid next week as we work through the feature.

HOW TO GET IT

• If your console is in Instant-On mode and you have been selected to receive the update, it will download and install the update and reboot to standby.

• NOTE: Once the update is available to you, you can manually begin the update by launching the Guide and navigating to All Settings > System > Updates.

• If you have been selected to receive the update and your console hasn’t downloaded and installed the update by 1:00 AM PDT 4/6/2017, you will be prompted to do so at that time.

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1704.170401-1900 Available: 6:00PM PDT 4/5 (1:00AM GMT 6/4)

NEW FEATURES:

• Activity Reports Activity reports are now available on Xbox One! You can now monitor your child’s activity on Xbox One including web browsing, app & game usage, screen time limits (where available), and purchase history.

To access activity reports:

  1. Navigate to account.microsoft.com/family.
  2. Sign in with your Microsoft account, and ensure there is at least one child account in your Family.
  3. In the top menu bar, navigate to the Family tab, select your child, and select Activity next to their account.
  4. Under Activity reporting, switch the toggle to “On”.
  5. Check back in 24 hours to view your child’s activity on Xbox One.

FIXES: • Miscellaneous Miscellaneous fixes and improvements.

KNOWN ISSUES:

• 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.

Patch notes for the Ring 3 build are as follows:

Preview Ring 3 – this is your first 1704 build available at 6.00pm PDT today.

An ETA on Custom gamerpics being turned on for the Ring 3 is TBD.

HOW TO GET IT

• If your console is in Instant-On mode and you have been selected to receive the update, it will download and install the update and reboot to standby.

• NOTE: Once the update is available to you, you can manually begin the update by launching the Guide and navigating to All Settings > System > Updates.

• If you have been selected to receive the update and your console hasn’t downloaded and installed the update by 1:00 AM PDT 4/7/2017, you will be prompted to do so at that time.

DETAILS

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1704.170330-1900 Available: 6:00PM PDT 4/5 (1:00AM GMT 6/4)

NEW FEATURES:

Welcome to 1704 on Xbox One! This month we’re rolling out several feature updates inspired by your feedback.

You can read more about the features coming in this update on the Xbox News Wire.

NOTE: Not all planned features for this update are available at this time.

• Activity Reports

Activity reports are now available on Xbox One! You can now monitor your child’s activity on Xbox One including web browsing, app & game usage, screen time limits (where available), and purchase history.

To access activity reports:

  1. Navigate to account.microsoft.com/family.
  2. Sign in with your Microsoft account, and ensure there is at least one child account in your Family.
  3. In the top menu bar, navigate to the Family tab, select your child, and select Activity next to their account.
  4. Under Activity reporting, switch the toggle to “On”.
  5. Check back in 24 hours to view your child’s activity on Xbox One.

KNOWN ISSUES:

• 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.

It’s great to see so much progress being made for the next Xbox One update. Hopefully it’ll reach more Xbox Insiders soon and roll out to everyone else after that. Microsoft still needs to hurry up with the custom gamerpics though.

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