A recent Preview Beta build available today allows select Xbox One Insiders to view avatars on their Home screens. Players will see their friends represented as avatars and “new blocks you’ve added, callouts for games friends are playing, and more on your Home screen will now feature today’s animated avatars.” Posted by the Head of the Preview Program at Xbox, the full details note that the team is going to take a little more time to refine the experience for new Xbox avatars based on feedback they’ve received.
“After gathering some great feedback, we’re going to take a little more time to test and refine the experience for the redesigned, new Xbox avatars. We’re eager to hear about your new experiences testing the placement of today’s avatars on the Home screen. We’ll take your feedback to heart as we continue working on the redesigned, new Xbox avatars, and keep you updated on the roll out.”
In addition to viewing avatars on Home, a bunch of fixes were implemented to a variety issues with Notifications, Games and Apps, the Guide, and more. These can all be read on the forums here.