Xbox One System Update Out Now For Preview Members

Inside members can now download the latest Xbox One system update, and there's some cool new features included. The new patch lets you the ability to add or invite friends to join and broadcast alongside with you in the livestreaming application of Microsoft. However, that until the feature is rolled out more widely, it's currently only available to Alpha Insiders, and not Beta members.

Xbox One Preview Alpha Build 1706.170526-2218 Patch Notes
New Features
Welcome to 1706 on Xbox One! This month we're rolling out more fan-requested improvements, new features for Mixer, and much more!

Note: Not all planned features for the 1706 update are available at this time.

When a signed out user is selected in the Guide, the e-mail address associated with their account will now display under their profile. When the user is signed in, their account will also display under their profile on Home. This feature is enabled by default for adult accounts, and disabled for child accounts. Adult accounts can disable this feature by navigating to Settings > Account > Sign-in, security & passkey.

You can now invite a friend to combine their game broadcast with yours! Sign in with an account that has an Xbox Live Gold subscription and invite a friend to your party. Once you've begun broadcasting your game from the Guide, you'll be able to select "Invite party to co-stream" from the Party tab. Co-streaming is currently available only to Alpha Insiders, so we'd suggest using the Insider forums to sync up with other Alpha Insiders to test out this feature.

Learn more about co-streaming and other features new to Mixer here, and be sure to complete the "Invite to Co-Stream" Quest and Survey in the Xbox Insiders Hub to provide your feedback!

Controller Linking
Signing into your Xbox account can now be done with a click of the Xbox button thanks to the new controller linking feature! You can now link an account to a specific controller by opening the Guide, navigating to Settings > Account > Sign-in, security & passkey and selecting the "This controller signs in…" option followed by "Link controller." From there, test the feature out for yourself by signing out of your account and then turning your controller off and then back on.

Find more detailed steps and provide your thoughts on this feature by accepting the Link Your Controller Quest in the Xbox Insider Hub!

Windows Sonic
  • Fixed an issue which could cause distorted sounds and audio glitches when Windows Sonic is enabled.
Skype UWP
  • Fixed issues which could sometimes cause the Skype UWP to crash during use.
  • Fixed an issue which sometimes caused the virtual keyboard to lose focus (preventing text from being entered).
Known Issues
Party Chat
  • When initiating a party chat session, the "Connecting" icon may never disappear and the party will fail to connect.
    • Workaround: Create a new party and invite party members.
  • When using Windows Sonic or Dolby Atmos for headphones, you may hear static in the audio. This issue is being investigated by the development team.
Games & Apps
  • Game and app tiles may sometimes not be visible in Games & Apps.
  • After dismissing the virtual keyboard, attempting to relaunch the virtual keyboard may fail.
  • When switching games while broadcasting with Mixer, the stream freezes and doesn't allow the user to close or restart the broadcast.
    • Workaround: Restart the console.

source via DualShockers