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.

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  • NOSQEY .

    The web browser needs sorting out,keeps freezing,shutting down,not loading pages properly.

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  • Tyler

    Good to see the update on the achievement pop. Can someone invite ReportedEight5 thanks

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  • http://www.padtv.pl/ DJYano

    Turn off vibration in system menu for pad?

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  • DPCLEV

    Anyone willing to send me an invite to the preview program? live id is CLEV3R1

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    • crazycopkilla187

      sure add me on xbox crazyfatones420

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      • DPCLEV

        Just added you.

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  • Praytoseedeath

    Off topic, any behind the scene knowledge on Xbox spring break sales? Thanks.

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  • Niclas

    Im still waiting to get languagesupport for kinect. We dont need swedish, just give us english.

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  • fastharryDOTcom

    how bout dates on the notifications/..so we can tell when a party/game invite came through and we don’t waste time trying to join a party from the night before……or maybe a something like a times that syas 10 minutes ago, 3 hours ago…yesterday….whatever…

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  • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCspTIASGZM-TtABywMyAYIA Lyk

    How about we finally get the ability to set our Xbox to another language without “migrating” to another Country? I live in germany and I like to have my Xbox set to english (So all games are English by default (german language mostly suck in games))

    But can’t use the Shop this way, it was possible on the 360, has to be possible again on the XO

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    • Vladi

      Don’t see the problem. You can change the language anytime. I’m from germany and i change the language often because of different reasons 😉

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      • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCspTIASGZM-TtABywMyAYIA Lyk

        Thing is, in order to have the Xbox in English you must “live” in the UK/US. On the 360 it was seperated, Country: Germany; Language: English. Thats no longer possible.

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  • Scott Beers

    I want to be able to play Xbox music in the background! Bought 3 years for 99$ so I’m waiting for that option

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  • 夢を見られた・・・Amolain :)

    Hoping for more stability with this round of updates. I can’t start certain apps reliably anymore, since February.

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  • JDILLASON

    Where the hell is the music player? It’s complere bullshit that microsoft would take that feature out AND continue to ignore the issue on their xbox feedback page. Answer me Major Nelson, lest you are a prick.

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    • ImTheMetalLord

      Dude (or dudette) you got some major issues.

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      • JDILLASON

        You’re damn right I do, and they are:
        1. No music player
        2. Microsoft ignoring their own feedback page
        It’s buuuuuulllllllsssshhhhiiiittt

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      • ImTheMetalLord

        No dude your issue is you are childish and you need someone like me to point this out to you.

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      • JDILLASON

        I don’t care about your subjective opinion old man. My argument is valid, and there is no reason why a “next-gen” or rather, current gen console, shouldn’t have a basic music plug in feature that it’s 10 year old predecessor does have. Quit trying to pick a fight with me. No one on the internet cares if you’re a mature, grown up adult.

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      • ImTheMetalLord

        Calling someone a name if they don’t respond to you…sorry I have to show you how ignorant you are and make you look like the idiot you are and have to point to the exact thing. I’m not trying to fight over the internet. I’m just pointing out how childish and immature you are and you keep proving it with every reply.

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      • JDILLASON

        I’m not proving anything, because everything you claim is an opinion. This conversation has nothing to do with my original issue about background music. Don’t you dare respond to me.

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      • ImTheMetalLord

        You threaten me and threaten the Major.

        SMH Enjoy being a keyboard punk.

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    • evilfangs .

      Your parents dragged you up well, didn’t they.

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      • JDILLASON

        I don’t care about what you have to say. Microsoft doesn’t have the common courtesy to address their own feedback page. That’s the issue, not your criticism.

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  • Kazaam

    Sounds nice to me. Especially the achivement notification.

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  • xbox1rules23

    some people might not think this update is good, but achievement improvements are big. the app is honestly slow. so happy

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    • Logan

      agreed — i enjoy these monthly updates

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  • Albert Menefee

    I’d love to get in on the Xbox One Preview Program if anyone has a spare invitation available. My gamertag is: Acey376

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    • Stray2616

      I won’t be on for about 5 hours but can invite then. I may forget though, so add me on XBL (GT is Stray2615) and send me a message to remind me.

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  • Guest

    any one in the preview program that can send an invite to “Neonitus” I would greatly appreciate it. 🙂

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  • zombisodes

    Anyone that can send a invite to the preview program to “Neonitus” I would greatly appreciate it 🙂

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    • Stray2616

      I won’t be on for about 5 hours but can invite then. I may forget though, so add me on XBL (GT is Stray2615) and send me a message to remind me..

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  • Gary Wilkinson

    Does accepting a party invite still take me out of the game whilst the snap window loads and drive me insane?

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  • Christopher Hayes

    How does one get an invite to the preview program?? Thanks in advance!

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    • Guerrero Ultimo

      A friend in the preview program can put your name in. Then it is up to the preview program team to select and send you a message. I have invited a few people and not all have been invited so far.

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      • Christopher Hayes

        Thanks for the info!

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      • Rudy Bienaime

        What is ur GT friend

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      • Christopher Hayes

        crhayes

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  • Guerrero Ultimo

    I think the Game hub links are pretty cool. Very easy. And the achievements actually showing the description was a nice touch that I like. I am not an achievement hunter but I like to see what I unlocked when it pops.

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  • JDILLASON

    Give us background music!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Vince

    These updates always seem subtle with a few exceptions. Tweaks here and there, but nothing what the community from the feedback site really wants.

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    • CodeeCB

      The whole media player was kinda a big deal.

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  • JDILLASON

    Major Nelson, where is the background music feature?

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  • Beanz420

    HI I live in Denmark and i just found out that im going on a trip to Seattle for 1 month!! We are going to visit Microsoft, Valve and Nintendo ect.. i study on 3D Animation & Game Dev.College. in Grenaa. im SO HYPED I need a Beer

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  • CodeeCB

    2 things I’d really like to see – background music such as Spotify, Pandora, Slacker etc and timestamp on the notifications! Why we can’t see what time a notification or request game in is beyond me but I can’t always tell if it’s a recent party/game invite or from before.

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    • fastharryDOTcom

      thats what I said too..it’s ridiculous you cant see when anything was sent…all I do is go to non parties…

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  • Fwdkiller253

    we need music baclground thats the only thing ps4 has that we don’t. so get to it guys.

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