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Microsoft treats Xbox Alpha and Ring 3 Insiders to new preview builds

It’s a great time to be a member of the Xbox Insider Program, as Microsoft recently released two preview builds to both Alpha Ring, and Ring 3 Xbox Insiders. Alpha Ring members will see a new Activity Report feature in this preview build, and Ring 3 members will see some of the social features which were already being tested on other Rings of the program. As usual, we’ve included all the details for you below.

Xbox Alpa Ring: rs2_release_xbox_1704.170401-1900 

New Features:

  • Activity Reports Activity reports are now available on Xbox One! You can now monitor your child’s activity on Xbox One including web browsing, app & game usage, screen time limits (where available), and purchase history.
    To access activity reports:
    Navigate to account.microsoft.com/family.
    Sign in with your Microsoft account, and ensure there is at least one child account in your Family.
    In the top menu bar, navigate to the Family tab, select your child, and select Activity next to their account.
    Under Activity reporting, switch the toggle to “On”.
  • Check back in 24 hours to view your child’s activity on Xbox One.

Fixes:

  • Miscellaneous fixes and improvements:

Known Issues:

  • Settings – Display & sound The Audio output page is under construction and some of the new settings are not yet functional. New support is planned for Dolby Atmos for home theater, Dolby Atmos for headphones, and more in upcoming builds. An announcement will be made when these new features are ready to try out; enabling these settings now will have no effect.
  • Wireless Display The Wireless Display app fails to launch and immediately crashes to Home.

Preview Ring 3: rs2_release_xbox_1704.170330-1900:

New Features:

  • Activity Reports: Activity reports are now available on Xbox One! You can now monitor your child’s activity on Xbox One including web browsing, app & game usage, screen time limits (where available), and purchase history.
  • Welcome to 1704 on Xbox One! This month we’re rolling out several feature updates inspired by your feedback.  You can read more about the features coming in this update on the Xbox News Wire.

Known Issues:

  • Settings – Display & sound: The Audio output page is under construction and some of the new settings are not yet functional. New support is planned for Dolby Atmos for home theater, Dolby Atmos for headphones, and more in upcoming builds. An announcement will be made when these new features are ready to try out; enabling these settings now will have no effect.
  • Wireless Display: The Wireless Display app fails to launch and immediately crashes to Home.

If your console is in Instant-On mode and you have been selected to receive these updates, it will download and install the update and reboot to standby. Once the update is available, you also can manually begin the install process by launching the Guide and navigating to All Settings > System > Updates. If Ring 3 members have not installed the update by 1:00AM PDT on 4/2/2017, they will be prompted to update, and if Release Preview members have not installed the update by 1:00AM PDT on 4/6/2017 they also will be prompted to manually update.

 

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