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New Xbox Preview Alpha Build 1710 now rolling out to Insiders

Microsoft has just released a new build out for Xbox Preview Alpha insiders. The new update fixes plenty of bugs and brings important improvements.

The new build (rs3_release_xbox_dev_1710.170908-1900) also includes a new firmware update for the Controller. Incorrect gamerscore and achievements showing on Game Hub have also been fixed in this update.

The changelog features these new features:

  • Never Miss Out!
    You’re here to play, but sometimes have to step away from your Xbox. We’ve enhanced the notification system when your Xbox is idle so that time-sensitive activities are visible from far away. Whether you’re still in the room or taking the dog out for a walk, your Xbox will keep you instantly up-to-date. At a glance, you’ll know if your friends have come online while you were away or if you’ve been invited to play. You’ll never miss out on what’s going on with your friends, clubs, broadcasts, and more.
    We’ve also updated the screen-dimming functionality to better prevent screen ghosting, both when the screen is dimmed and when it’s showing enhanced notifications.
    NOTE: This feature is being enabled 9/12 at 9:00 AM PDT, and will become available on Xbox a few hours later (or immediately after a hard reset).
  • Home
    Downvoting content in the middle two discovery slots on Home will now instantly remove the content type from view.

Following bugs have been fixed

  • Controller
    A new controller firmware update is available for Xbox One controllers with Bluetooth. You can manually download the update from Settings > Kinect & devices > Devices & accessories > Device info.
  • Games & Apps
    Fixed an issue which caused games to sometimes fail to appear in Ready to Install.
  • Game Hub
    Fixed an issue which sometimes caused Game Hub to display inaccurate Gamerscore or achievements.
  • Minecraft Better Together Beta
    Other games should no longer fail to launch after launching the Minecraft Beta.
  • Blu-Ray Player
    3D Blu-Ray content now correctly plays in 3D.

Some known bugs in this build:

  • Light Theme
    There are some known visual contrast issues in messaging, the entertainment twist, and the Mixer twist—you may see white on white. Fixes will be coming soon.
  • Sign-in
    When using Arabic or Hebrew language and signing in with a profile using the “Lock it down” security preference, the sign-in screen which requests Microsoft account e-mail address and password is distorted. This does not affect the profile if it is set to use the “Ask for my passkey” or “No barriers” security preferences.
    Workaround: Set the console to use another language, sign-in, and set the profile’s security preference to “Ask for my passkey” or “No barriers”. Alternatively, you can still type in your password as normal using the virtual keyboard though the screen is distorted.
  • Netflix
    When using Hebrew language, Netflix fails to launch.
  • Home
    Images on the Mixer tab may appear clipped or duplicated.

To sign up as a Xbow preview alpha insider download Xbox Insider Hub from Windows Store in your Xbox and follow on-screen instructions.

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