Skip Ahead Xbox Insiders get their first Redstone 5 build

Microsoft yesterday pushed out the first Redstone 5 build (1810 update) to select Xbox Insiders who have opted to Skip Ahead. The release is fairly minor and doesn't yet come with any new features. As expected, it mainly packs some fixes and the same features as 1806 (Redstone 4) builds, plus "more to come" in the next few weeks.

With this build, Microsoft has finally addressed the issue where you had to reboot to rename pin groups. They've also issued fixes for titles using the FastStart technology and patched up the Narrator, and other system performance issues.

You can check below for the Known issues with this build, impacting the Game Pass Tab, Groups, Profile Color, and Networking.

  • Preview Alpha – Skip Ahead users will notice that the Entertainment tab has been replaced on the dashboard with Game Pass content. This new tab allows for easy access to the Game Pass catalog and is only available in the US region at this time, so Preview Alpha Skip Ahead Insiders in regions outside of the US will continue to see the Entertainment tab.
  • You may see issues with Groups if you frequently switch between your non-Preview console and your Preview console. Workaround: Reset your Groups locally on the Preview console through “My games & apps” > Groups, then using the “Delete all groups” button at the bottom of the page to resync from the service.
  • Sometimes users may encounter an incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.
  • When the console wakes from Instant on/connected standby with a wired connection, the console may not recognize that the Ethernet cable is plugged in. Workaround: Please reboot the console via Guide -> reboot.

The other rings of the Xbox Insider Program are still on 1806 (Redstone 4) for now. All Xbox Insiders, however, now have their tastes at 1806 builds, so it looks as though the big Xbox June Update might be getting ready for a public release soon. So, fire up those Xbox consoles and get downloading now! Also feel free to let us know in the comments below to let us know how these builds are working on your Xbox.

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