First Wave of Xbox One April System Updates Now in Preview

This month, we’re rolling out updates to our Xbox One Preview program members in two waves, with the first set coming today and more to come next week. Check out the list below for features in this first April system update preview that is starting to roll out this afternoon:

  • Party chat improvements – Party chat is being improved with troubleshooting guidance for Xbox One owners. The Party App will help you get your microphone enabled and show you when privacy settings or networking issues are blocking communication with particular party members.
  •  Game hub links – Members can more easily discover game hub content from activity feed items. You’ll see activity feed items when any of your friends follow a game, and you’ll also be able to get back to a game’s hub from activity feed posts related to the game – including feed items about the game’s achievements, game clips and screenshots. Finally, we’ve added a link to game hubs from the game’s page in the achievements app.
  •  Achievement notifications – With this preview release, you’ll also see the achievement’s description in the notification so you know what you did to earn this achievement without having to open the achievements app. If you do choose to open up the notification to see the achievement details, we’ve also made some performance improvements to make loading the achievements app from a notification faster.

Stay tuned next week for the second wave with even more great features coming to Xbox One Preview program members. As always, thanks for your feedback.


  • Gazmaster3D

    Still having issues with party chat ie people being silent when in chat, hope they fix that soon but judging by the monthly updates I’m sure its in their plans.


  • BD

    How does someone join the preview program? My gamertag is ElectricFierce if anyone can help me out. I was in the 360 preview programs but now I have a XB1.


    • deadbox102

      I’ll send you an invite when I get home. It’ll be up to MS whether or not you get in.


  • John Smith

    With the exception of getting a decent media remote, all of my requests have been met with the last few updates. I know there’s no such thing as a perfect system, but it sure seems pretty close to that to me now.


  • Catalyst

    Phil Spencer posted on Twitter stating it’s in the works. My guess is integration with Win10.


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