Invitation to Preview the Next Xbox One Update

The team is working hard to deliver some exciting updates in March that will make Xbox One even better. But in order to ensure our customers have the best experience on Xbox One and Xbox Live, we need the help of our passionate community.

Beginning today, Xbox is inviting select Xbox Live members to preview new features coming to Xbox One in a March system update and future system updates as they become available, asking them to provide valuable feedback before the updates are implemented worldwide. Selected participants will receive a message over Xbox Live with a code to register. The next system update will begin rolling out next week to those who will preview the new features. Once registered, participants will be able to test the early features included in the update and provide feedback on a private forum and can opt out of future waves.

Like Marc Whitten announced last week, the updates coming in March will significantly improve the multiplayer and party experiences on Xbox One. We’re counting on our fans to share their input as we’re putting the final touches on the new features that we plan to deliver in early March.

Thanks for helping make Xbox One even better. We look forward to hearing your feedback on the system updates whether you are participating in the preview or not. We love to hear from you.

Cross Posted on Xbox Wire

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  • Pearson Smith

    I wonder if I’m still on the list. I was in the Kinect beta.

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    • IRB

      that was a cool Beta wasn’t it:)

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      • Pearson Smith

        It was, I did not expect that.

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  • evilfangs .

    Will this new update have preview of the bug fix for the black screen bug which the last update introduced?

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    • ElektroDragon

      Hope so, I have the black screen issue now too.

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    • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

      Is that when you drop to the dashboard and the screen goes black? I thought that was an issue with the Titanfall Beta.

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      • evilfangs .

        IGN and Gamespot are reporting it as a bug with the latest update.

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      • Mike J Bradon

        It’s a dashboard update that a soft reset should fix, it happened to me twice right after the update but hasn’t happened since the softreset.

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      • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

        Black screen happened to me twice, both times playing Titanfall when I dropped down to the dashboard. Soft reset didn’t do a thing, Xbox just loaded back up with the black screen again. Had to unplug the unit.

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      • Mike J Bradon

        I did the same thing I pulled the Power let it Reboot then proceeded to do the Soft Reset of holding the Power Button.

        Both times it happened to be I was Watching TV

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      • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

        I just assumed it was the Titanfall beta. Can’t say I did a lot of testing with other games though. No issues while watching TV, not yet anyway.

        They say they are going to update for Dolby Digital surround and I’m sure they will, I was just hoping they would do it by the time Titanfall lands.

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      • Mike J Bradon

        Have you Followed these steps to enable digital surround sound:

        From Home, say “Xbox, go to Settings” or select the Settings tile from My games & apps.
        Select TV & OneGuide.
        Select Troubleshooting.
        Select the Surround Sound (BETA) option

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      • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

        Sorry, I’m misunderstanding. is that for Dolby digital 5.1 from the optical out?

        Was this something that came with the recent update? Beta would lead me to believe it was.

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      • Mike J Bradon

        That has been an option since day one, that’s how a lot of users have gotten their turtle beach headsets working using the optical cable.

        I personally don’t use headsets I have it running through my surround sound via HDMI cable

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      • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

        Oh OK. So I don’t think it’s actually full 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround sound. I think we’re still waiting on that update. Too bad, as I said before, “I” find it to be essential.

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      • Mike J Bradon

        Enable it and see if it suits your needs for now at least.

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      • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

        I’ll give it a shot once the chat adapter drops but they really need to include Dolby Digital.

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      • Mike J Bradon

        It will enable 5.1 for all Optical Devices, The Chat Adapter wont matter if you are using a headset via the Microphone port. It would have to be connected via the Optical Cable for that setting to work, Either to a Surround Sound Receiver or an Optical Headset

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      • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

        I use Astro A50’s. Like em very much I do. Can’t chat on Xbox One with them though.

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      • Mike J Bradon

        That’s why I’m telling you to turn on that setting you might be pleasantly surprised that your headset might actually work afterwards

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      • Mike J Bradon

        Also if you are getting DTS then you have 5.1, a lot of people don’t realize their isn’t much difference when you are listening in DD or DTS. DD is the industry standard but DTS allows for less compression. And both sound Equally Great.

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      • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

        Hey Mike, Thanks for the help but that surround out is DTS, and the amps for the headphones like mine or the turtle beach don’t support that only Dolby 7.1/5.1. If you’re using an amp for a home theater system it’s just fine. MS has stated that they would come out with an update post launch to actually support it but there has been no word. I guess I just get to wait and be frustrated.

        Anyway, thanks again I know you were just trying to help.

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      • nadnerb76

        Soft reset hard reset we have paid good money for the one and it should be right stright out the box Do I dare mention the rrod…. XBOX ON feature I should never have to touch the power button. To be honest im getting sick of pressing and holding the power button

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      • Mike J Bradon

        You can complain and gripe all you want no matter what you buy, inevitably you are a beta tester to anything you buy, and Updates and Patches aren’t guaranteed to be perfect. In a Perfect World you might get a Perfect Product, you should understand that DAY one editions of just about anything you buy will have issues and software patched and revisions. So relax and sit back and Enjoy the Ride.

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      • nadnerb76

        I get that but everyone is having this fault how long do they test before releasing the console I got this fault after only 4 hours game play so I wasnt very relaxed when I lost 4hours game play on dead rising 3 maybe I should have saved the game but then again y should I .. If your flat screen tv powered down after four hour every week or so what would you do

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      • Mike J Bradon

        Don’t feel Bad I lost it on Need For Speed Rivals as well so I understand your Frustration. Glitches and Bugs can’t be for seen their are so many difference variables to the issue. So yet it again it comes down to use to test and report our findings. I’m sorry for the headache but you need to realize things happen and you cannot predict every possible scenario and a closed environment scenario may never yeald these issues.

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      • nadnerb76

        I dont feel bad and there is no need for an apology. Its not you at fault… RROD why not recall the product .. My first 360 premium got rrod just out of warranty so I bind it and got a new core cause I had the hard drive .. my new one the one with the hdmi did it just in warranty but by this time they had extended the warranty period got that fix free of charge and for my troubles got one month gold and a plug and charge kit
        but then again the hole repair time took 7 weeks . THEN I get a slim and 2years down the line ive got issues with the power brick goes red so I have to remove all the leads on it before it powers up .And now the silly little issue with my one I can moan but I do have a point .. Microsoft should at least say yes we know about the problems and are working to fix the issues just like samsung have done and stopped updating s3 because of issues with firmware. Rant over I guess ha

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      • Mike J Bradon

        Trust me I hear you on that, I’ve repaired plenty of RROD 360’s i waited till the HDMI version came out and got the Resident Evil Special Edition never once had an Issue, and I got the Gears of War 3 Special Edition Slim still till this day no issues, Minor issues at best i think i had to manually install a dashboard update on my resident evil xbox but no RROD no Power Brick issues. Now with some fiddling i have the Kinect Perfect on the Xbox One and the Commands work great unless my surround sound is up too loud. and Had it Give me the black Screen Twice… Just Relax and think of it like this we are the Beta Testers, and we have to find the bugs to have them ironed out in the end.

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  • Sledg

    Would be nice to be part of this but I won’t hold my breath. I loved all the 360 Betas.

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    • Sledg

      And I hope the people that get invited follow the NDA. But I bet that won’t happen. The minute the code is released to the people invited there will be 50 artcles about what’s fixed.

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  • ElektroDragon

    So I get calls to playtest Microsoft games all the time, but I’m not invited to the beta?

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  • Danny Hogan

    Check your email accounts linked to your xbox account to see if you have a invite thats what i did and i found the invite in my gmail

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    • Danny Hogan

      Really good because i tested the previous beta dashboard releases for the xbox 360 so looking forward to testing this out !

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  • Tahakaro

    I do not understand how can I get access. Who can explain it?

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    • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

      You get access IF you are invited to the preview, so it not something you can sign up for

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      • Tahakaro

        That is itself a party chooses Microsoft randomly or selectively? OK, TY

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  • DavidinCT

    I didn’t get a invite😦 My user name is my gamer tag. I really want to see this update as I am really looking forward to these changes. Has all the invites gone out or will they be sending through the day ?

    I have done a lot of testing for MS and I didn’t get invited to this one😦

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  • deadbox102

    Sweet. Those who receive an invite, please provide good feedback. I want to see this console improve as quick as possible.

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    • Danny Hogan

      We will do dont worry

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    • Danny Hogan

      We will dont worry:)

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    • Death Dealer

      I surely will. There’s a lot of things to fix ATM and it’s not just the software functionality and bugs like kicking to the dash or the black screen. I will give a lot of feedback like I always do, but knowing how MS upholds their “This is by design” mentality on such forums, I don’t know how much it will matter if it falls on deaf ears. The way things are going right now is not so well for the Xbox One and there need to be a lot of changes if MS wants to recouperate. Titanfall is awesome, but that alone won’t be enough in many consumers’ opinions.

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  • Danny Hogan

    Just got a email again saying not to worry if you receive a email but no code as they are going to be coming soon

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  • deadbox102

    I’m in!!! Woo hoo!!!

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    • Tristan Flowers

      I hope I get in too, love testing out these beta programs

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    • Death Dealer

      Me 2!

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  • MacUser1986

    I’m a ten year Xbox Live gold member and a beta veteran for the Xbox platform and no invite!

    I’m very disappointed Microsoft…

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    • deadbox102

      Give it time. I’m sure the invites are still going out.

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  • nadnerb76

    Beta testing new features coming to Xbox One .. Please microsoft address the issues we are having before releasing new features that the 360 had .. Issues like dashboading black preview screen error code 0x80072f78

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  • Richii Cripplekid Zuñiga

    that last update gave me the black screen and wont turn on my tv no more. will this update fix that?

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  • Michael Shelburne

    Happy to help in the beta testing of these updates and looking forward to these changes! The perks of being an Ambassador!

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  • Andrew VanSpronsen

    Interested in beta testing if MS is finally getting around to progressing DLNA support at least up to Xbox 360 levels. “Play To” is just plain terrible and unreliable.

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    • Brian

      Agreed. I feel like maybe they took that away to promote their own Xbox Video services. Same reason I’m suspicious of the Netflix quality issues.

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    • MobileVortex

      Personally ive had no problems with “play to”. I believe we need a file browser, but ive had 0 issues.

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  • gtron8

    i’m game

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    • ChintuPatel

      ? im game

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  • Pressure

    So I’m curious…what could the next Xbox be called…

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    • evilfangs .

      Xbox two, I mean originality works for Sony and their next PS5 console lol.

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  • zico291

    Does anyone know if the invites are still going out? I really want to beta test this.

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  • Mike

    I got in!!!!

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    • Niko Dempsey

      How did you got in?

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      • Mike

        They e-mailed me said I should have a message on my Xbox one then I got another e-mail saying that e-mail was due to arrive after I got the code and to rest easy the code will come tonight

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      • Dex

        Same experience but no code yet. Did yours come?

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    • ɾosɥ ɥɐɐs

      Me too! That was a nice surprise.

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  • zico291

    Good luck to all those people who got in, I am not sure if there still sending the e-mails out but I hope that the beta testing will help improve the dashboard.

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  • Jeremy Sutherland

    I’ve been in all of the 360 betas but for some reason I doubt I will get to be in this beta. I hope I’m wrong because I have felt pretty strongly about the issues on Xbox One’s interface vs Xbox 360. I’m excited for this update.

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  • Dung Tuan Phung

    I got in and supposedly you can invite your friends to it through some website in which I can’t remember -_-

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    • Mike

      didn’t see that in the e-mails

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      • Dung Tuan Phung

        I didn’t get an email it sent through my messages, and at the end of registering with the app it said if you want your friends to join the beta send them an invite at a certain Xbox website, its so you are able to chat with your friends and what not.

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      • dibils

        i can be your friend

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    • HamsterManFromAmsterdam

      The preview forums have a post dedicated to this (Post a friends GT and they might invite them)

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  • fastharryDOTcom

    not sure if I want to be the guinea pig this time around, LOL..

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    • Edragonxx

      If you bough Xbox One, they you are already Guinea pig.:)

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      • fastharryDOTcom

        let me rephrase….I don’t know if I want to be a guinea pig any more than I am already… (great comeback…you get a up vote, LOL)

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  • ɾosɥ ɥɐɐs

    I entered my code through the website (just because it’s easier) and my console never downloaded a registration app. Sad day.

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  • http://Accu-Berry.com Edwin Gomez

    remember the app is only to register for the preview, you still have to wait 24 to 48hrs to see if you been selected

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    • deadbox102

      Well poo.

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