New Alpha and Alpha Skip Ahead build coming today

System Update Screenshot on Xbox One

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Skip Ahead and Preview Alpha Rings will begin receiving the latest 1904 Xbox One system update (19h1_release_xbox_dev_1904.190201-1930). Read on for more about the fixes and known issues in the latest 1904 system update.   For the next few releases we will keep Alpha Skip Ahead and Alpha builds in sync to test core functionality.

 

New Features:

 

Mini Keyboard

  • We are flighting a new Mini Keyboard and would love your feedback.  If you prefer or require the bigger keyboard for accessibility, it is still available in Settings -> Ease of Access -> Magnifier -> Larger Keyboard. This mini keyboard floats over the UI, so will position itself smartly around textboxes. If you see any positioning or general issues, please file bugs with as much detail as possible (app you were using, screenshot etc.) as we deliberately have minimal logging around text entry for privacy reasons.  Keep an eye out for a quest and survey!

 

Media Remote Programmable Buttons

  • We are flighting a new feature that enables you to reprogram buttons on your Media Remote.  Choose your favorite app to launch when you press the OneGuide button on a media remote.
    • Access this via Settings>Kinect & devices>Media remote.

 

Fixes:

 

System

  • Various backend infrastructure improvements

 

Known Issues:

 

Disney Adventures

  • We are tracking an issue that causes this title to crash on launch.

Profile Color

  • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.

Skype

  • We are aware of an issue with Skype that when a user clicks on a conversation and/or pressing X to start a video call seem to freeze and eventually crashes Skype.