August 15th 2014 1:46 am PT

Xbox One System Update Now Available for Preview Members

Today we’re rolling out several of the new social and entertainment features we shared earlier this week, with the addition of a few unannounced features, to the members previewing new system updates. Your input on feedback.xbox.com plays a big role in shaping these updates, which will roll out to all Xbox One owners in the coming months.

Some of the new features rolling out to our preview members include:

  • Parties – The Party App has been re-organized, so you can now see what activities everyone in your party is doing and tell more clearly who is playing in the same game with you.  You can also more quickly perform common actions like muting, joining, or sending game invites.  Also, Parties now have a Party Leader.  This person can change whether the party requires invitations, and she/he can remove others from the party.
  • New Friends Section – The new Friends section has been available for a few early access preview members and we’re expanding it to additional participants enrolled in the preview program. The new Friends section enables you to see at a glance what’s going on with your friends. You can stay up-to-date with your current activities, the most popular games your friends are playing, and a Gamerscore leaderboard to see who has improved their Gamerscore the most over the last 30 days.We’ll continue to roll this feature out to all participants in the coming updates.
  • Media Player – A new app will be available soon that enables you to play media files from either an attached USB device or from a network connected home media server that supports DLNA protocols. The preview version of the Media Player app will initially only support USB devices, with DLNA support coming soon. Xbox One will support more formats than Xbox 360, including support for dozens of new file formats like mpeg 2 TS, animated gifs and mkv which will be added by the end of the year. See below for additional file formats.
  • Xbox One Digital TV Tuner – Announced last week, this new hardware accessory will enter a limited preview program in Europe (UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain), in advance of its retail launch beginning in October.
  • Stream TV to SmartGlass – Launching first in markets receiving the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner, you will be able to stream your TV across your home network to your smartphones and tablets using the Xbox SmartGlass app. You can also pause, play and rewind as well as change channels, without interrupting gameplay on Xbox One.
  • Boot to TV – Now you will be able to set your console to boot directly to television when coming out of connected standby.
  • Live TV Miniguide – For markets where OneGuide is available, a new mini guide on the bottom of the screen will display details about the TV content that is currently playing. You can quickly change channels and see what’s on other channels, while still watching TV.
  • SmartGlass Updates – You can now post status messages from the Activity Feed as well as add comments and share items from both your Activity Feed and from Game Clips. Along with the new comment and share features, a personalized Activity Feed has been added to your profile. Messages have been updated to a new layout supporting a full conversation view. Additionally, we are adding the ability to record game clips directly from the Now Playing bar. Finally, if you upgrade the app directly we have introduced a What’s New page highlighting the features of each release.
  • “Xbox On” in New Markets – Adding support for additional markets to use the “Xbox On” Kinect voice command to power on consoles: Australia, Canada (French), Italy, Spain, Mexico, and Brazil – a top used feature.
  • Country Expansion – We’re doing a lot of work on the back end to prepare for Xbox One to launch in 29 new markets in the coming weeks.
  • Multiple GameDVR Deletes – You will be able to choose multiple GameDVR clips to delete at once in the Upload app.
  • Save your Avatar Gamerpic – A new option is now available to save Avatar GamerPics to your OneDrive.
  • Settings Updates – New options help you manage your controllers and accessories. Also, Instant Sign-In is being moved to Settings, to the Sign-in, security & Passkey area.
  • Bandwidth Usage Display – Located in Network Settings under the Troubleshooting column, Bandwidth Usage will show you how much bandwidth your Xbox One is consuming over a period of time. This is useful if you want to track against bandwidth caps set by ISPs in certain markets.

Once again, we can’t thank you enough for your continued input and feedback. We look forward to sharing more when the next Xbox One system update rolls out to the larger community.

Xbox One compatible file types:

  • 3gp audio
  • 3gp video
  • 3gp2
  • aac
  • adts
  • animated gif
  • asf
  • avi divx
  • avi dv
  • avi uncompressed
  • avi xvid
  • bmp
  • jpg
  • gif
  • h264 avchd
  • mjpeg
  • mkv
  • mov
  • mp3
  • mpeg 1 ps
  • mpeg 2
  • mpeg 2 hd
  • mpeg 2 ts
  • mpeg 4 h264 aac
  • mpeg 4 sp
  • png
  • tiff
  • wav
  • wma
  • wma lossless
  • wma pro
  • wma voice
  • wmv
  • wmv hd

System Update, Xbox One By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Micah dolak

    Can I get an invite GT: HG Burgh412

    • Jez Gregg

      Done

  • Mitch Robb

    I wouldnt mind an invite as well, can’t wait for mkv streaming!
    GT: Noobcamper

    • Patrick

      done

  • Patrick van Rooijen

    Would love an invite aswell : TheDarkKnightNL

    • Patrick

      done,

  • Joshua Vella

    been looking to get an invite for few months now :( anyone got an invite they could send me.. GT: AreYouJoshing

    • Patrick

      done

      • Jez Gregg

        Cheers Patrick I’ve been busy at work today so havent had much chance

        • Patrick

          yea fun fun

  • herreraml

    Can I get an invite to preview please. thanks My GT herreraml

    • Jez Gregg

      Done see my long post

  • Mike Serine

    Can I maybe get a preview invite?….please MadMystic

    • Jez Gregg

      Done

      • Mike Serine

        Thanks I hope get the chance to check out the new update.

        • Jez Gregg

          Read my long post it can take a while but youll get in

  • Raven422

    Invite request please: Raven422. Also added you as Friend.

    • Jez Gregg

      Done also

      • Raven4222

        Well, that’s a first! I got my GT wrong: It’s actually Raven4222, not 422. Can you please update. Thx!

        • Jez Gregg

          Looks like raven 422 will get one as well then lol

  • Martin

    Can some one send me an invite? GT: Leergut

    • Patrick

      done

  • sircoynie

    Hmmm still not heard anything off MS regarding my invite :(

    • Rudy Bienaime

      Same here and I got my invitation on Tuesday

    • Jez Gregg

      Prob cos it was gamescon and alot of staff will have been in germany on a jolly it can take awhile unfort ms dont tell me anything other then its pending and your friend will contacted

      • Patrick

        and there is like 1 mil people that want in on the beta now, with the new updates coming.

  • Al

    Can someone please send me an invite?
    Thank you!

    GT: Merci Zidane

    • Patrick

      done,

      • Al

        Thank you very much!

  • Matthew Coleman

    Please may I have a invite, thanks

    GT gashob

    • Patrick

      tag

      • Matthew Coleman

        Sorry its gashob thank you so much

        • Patrick

          done

  • madninjaskillz

    pretty pls could i have an invite (feeling really left out)

    GT: madninjaskillz

    • Patrick

      done,

      • Grim Baron

        Any chance I could have an invite as well buddy ? It would be awesome !!! Cheers

  • Nubs

    Can I have an invite pretty pleasd: nubin01

    • Patrick

      done,

  • METAL SAM X

    Can i have invite to preview Metal SAM X

    • METAL SAM X

      MY GT: METAL SAM X

    • Patrick

      done

  • Rob Bramhall

    Can I have an invite? TheOnlyBigBad
    Thank you!

    • Patrick

      done,

  • Aidan Mullis

    Invite plzzz LIL BON JOVI

    • Patrick

      done

  • Victor Chea

    I would like to get an invite into this Xbox One Update/Beta Preview Program. All these goodies needs some good feedback. Thank you.

    Gamertag: dookiehead69

    • Patrick

      done..

  • Janlachut48

    Can someone please send me an invite?
    Thank you!

    GT: Janlachut48

  • Guest

    If possible plz send me a invite gt is dayday da mack

    • Patrick

      done,

  • ZenoBly

    I am a Preview member and still have not got this update! Any ideas why?

    • James Drummond

      Same here! Very frustrsted

    • Jez Gregg

      Have you gone into x1 settings -system- console update if its highlighted or will say no update in grey, they do stagger updates my mates always gets them b4 me

      • ZenoBly

        Yeah I checked several times, but no luck. I would think that in 4 days they can get it to everyone, but I will wait. I am mostly interested in the Media Player. The one feature I really want they can’t seem to get working. And that’s being able to play my games in ENGLISH regardless of what region my xbox is set to, in my case Austria!

    • ChintuPatel

      i don’t have it i heard it coming today

  • bigarn1

    I’d love to join the preview, can someone please send an invite?
    GT BigArn313

    • Patrick

      done, but look up^^^ at my post

  • Grim Baron

    Yo all !!! I’d love to join preview as well, can someone please send me an invitation … I would be very very grateful, thanks !!!

    My GT is Grim Baron

    • Patrick

      done, but look up^^^ at my post.

  • Carnage Rules

    dang I wish the media player supported network streaming in the preview :(

    • Jez Gregg

      There other ways…been mesing around and found three options for playing music on x1 whilst playing games digital or physical media.
      1st. An audio cd will play using the AUDiO CD app snapped. Then starting a digitally downloaded game such spartan assault/ crimson dragon etc this is the only way you can play a cd and game at the moment.
      2nd. You can use the MUSIC app to play the radio channel and pick your own music just search an artist and play, snap the music app and launch any type of game digital or physical. You can use kinnect to do voice commands to play /pause etc or just keep snapping between and use the controller fo control the music.
      3rd. My main choice, streaming from any bluetooth music player or phone. Selct your console from the blutooth option on the device to pair it and start playing the MUSIC app will open just snap it , again you can play either digital or physical games this way. You have to use the devices normal media controls to choose music and play pause etc as you cannot use kineect voice commands.

      • Louie

        How exactly do you go about doing option 3? Didn’t know xbox one had bluetooth?

  • Patrick

    new update with bug fixes, 263mb, 6.2.11499.0 1409.140817-2200

    • Mason

      Hey Patrick! I’d love a invite to the ‘Preview Members’ platform! Any chance?
      Gamer-tag: FPS_Maso

      • Patrick

        done, but look up^^^ at my post..

        • Grim Baron

          Thanks Patrick!
          You’re the man !!! ;-)

    • Grim Baron

      Same here Patrick ;)
      I’m trying to get into the preview as well !
      So if there’s a chance I would be very grateful.
      Thanks mate !

      My GT is Grim Baron

  • Fabio

    Please invite me :)
    GT: xPr3d1cTioNx

  • Mathias Simon

    what about OneGuide for other markets like brazil? We were supposed to get that in august? any ideas on when this is coming? Thanks

  • Mathias Simon

    Guys, people said they invited me for the preview program like 3 or 4 times now, and I still didnt receive any in-dashboard message to confirm that…. 1st invite was sent begining of last week… don´t know why it didnt came trhough… If someone can invite me again, please. Gamertag is MathSimon. Thank you very much, appreciated.

    • Patrick

      it was 4-7 days wait time but due to high demand of people trying to get into the program it could be longer. if MS has not blocked any invites to prevent a flood of people coming in at once. invites can be resent in hopes that you can get in.

  • rahlquist

    Has anyone been fortunate enough for the invite to happen and get added?

    • Rudy Bienaime

      Lol… I just came on to find out the same thing… Business day 6 for me (8 regular days).

      • Patrick

        UP^^^^

    • Patrick

      it was 4-7 days wait time but due to high demand of people trying to get
      into the program it could be longer. if MS has not blocked any invites
      to prevent a flood of people coming in at once. invites can be resent in
      hopes that you can get in..

      • Jez Gregg

        They need to give us some kind of feedback on the add a friend page of the preview dash. cos a basic invite is pending doesnt tell much other then ms has got the invite for our friend. I have people asking me why its taking nearly a week and i cant give them much of an answer.
        Cmon. Ms the sooner you put these thru the sooner people can give YOU feedback.

  • James Ryder

    Hi, I know people are having trouble with the beta. It it’s it possible to get an invite? I just upgraded to a One yesterday and the fact I can’t use my HDD for media playback is a massive let down. James (xRyd3r88)

 
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