Microsoft Delivers Another Xbox One Update Preview With Improved Blu-ray Support, Update Process And More

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Xbox One Update Setting

Last week, Microsoft released an update for Xbox One to beta testers that includes number of improvements to the Xbox One system. Today, Microsoft released another preview update pushing a few more features to the members previewing new system updates.

Here are a few details on those features,

  • Blu-ray player supports 50 Hz video output for content recorded at 50 Hz. We’ll also be updating the Blu-ray Player app in the coming days to round out these improvements.
  • Controller and headset adaptor firmware updates will reduce audio static and improve wireless connectivity.
  • Silent reboot after system updates and system update on demand now available. After this update, if your console is in Instant On mode, the update will happen automatically and return to standby upon completion. This means you won’t need to power on your console after an update moving forward. If you want to take future updates when available without waiting for your console to do it on its own, we’ve added this option under system settings. It will only show as available when there is an update to take.

I’m impressed with Xbox One team’s release cadence and their delivery of updates. How about you?

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  • counterblow

    impressed? It is a beta system, so updates SHOULD be coming in rapid fire order.

    • fleon888

      You know, I typically think of statements like the above as trolling, but in this instance, I agree. The XONE was not even close to ready to be released.

      • theflew

        This is the thing most people want. Release early and update. Yes they could have waited a year to release something that is “complete”, but given the direction MS is taking with the XOne I don’t think it will ever be “complete”. Just like the XB360 is finishing it’s life much different than it started. If you want something that is complete – buy an appliance (toaster, blender, microwave, etc…).

      • Blaze Blue

        It was ready to be release, but only when it was announced. You really need to keep in mind when you work hard for years putting together a product then having to scratch out some features. They had to do some major operation , making sure what ever they took out can still keep the system stable, rework coding all over again in a matter of short time to have a decent launch. You guys really need to think with your mind’s and not your emotions.

        • fleon888

          Matchmaking didn’t work at release; voice chat wasn’t on by default; games couldn’t connect a huge % of the time; controllers (still have) disconnect issues; XBLive connectivity issues; multiple crash problems and black screen on reboot; SkyDrive app crashed the whole box. Shall I go on? Yes, I am well aware of development cycles, but the thing was just an embarrassment.
          Almost every equivalent use on XB360 was better. That’s shameful.

          • counterblow

            those are all function points that are easily identifiable. Microsoft has zero skill in function point analysis. How can you release a new product with LESS functionality than the old?

          • XBoxerOne

            ^^^THIS^^^ @counterblow

          • Blaze Blue

            No shit! DID YOU NOT READ WHAT I SAID. Yes all of this was the case and are right everyone knows this, but again like i said you guys really need to consider some aspects to what goes on in the background.

            Let me ask you a question. If you work on a 200 piece puzzle, its taking you some good time to get this puzzle somewhat dune then somebody comes along and knock half of that puzzle on to the floor. So don’t that mean that it’s going to take unnecessary time away from something that you already dune? Really think about it.

          • fleon888

            Not knocking the coders. It’s a management problem- go find the AMA from that MS employee that got posted recently. I did read what you said, but it doesn’t detract from the fact it shouldn’t have happened in the first place.

          • Blaze Blue

            I read that, the guy was not speaking about any department other than the wp team. So i know what was said i read everything that was said, what you said articulated nothing that has to do with anything from what you said and from what he said. BrB going back to watching game of thrones

          • XBoxerOne

            @BlueBlaze stop being an apologist for the product. The functionality should have been more robust at release.

          • Blaze Blue

            Wow really? No were neer apologizing and I would like to know where this apology is coming from, from what I have been saying. What I have been saying is nothing more than being realistic. I would like to know what do you know about this old conversation. Your two cents isn’t worth for you to be saying absolutely nothing. Next!

          • XBoxerOne

            Excuses and excuses, hiding behind some fabrication of being realistic. In reality you expect less you get less, have the guts to demand better. You can start your first step at by stop making apologies for things being less then they should be as beta male would do, expect better like a leader does.

          • Blaze Blue

            I don’t even know if you know what the hell is reality. So caught up on your own bull shit for so long, you start to not realize you and some people are so full of shit. Why don’t you do yourself a favor and put yourself on timeout sense your old enough to think.

          • Blaze Blue

            Let me add this to your unrealistic brain. How about you go do what these people are doing, then we might give you some credit for your shit talking.

            Nobody can not respect people like you who talk talk talk but don’t know shit. I give it to these guys they are making some positive noise out there. Updates after updates that are useful. God knows what the other side is doing but its system updates are not coming out quick enough. Next!

          • Blaze Blue

            Oh yeah Sony system should have been robust as well. But being the fact that they had done some changes as well with short time. You so called men really act like sisy girls with all of your emotional complaining. You guys are probably older than me and I speak much wiser than you.

          • Guest

            Who knock the puzzle? Btw dune is spelled Done.

          • Blaze Blue

            Lmao you really need to get a life. How is it that you are now finding this somewhat old article and then pick this conversation. Really? Next!

          • Blaze Blue

            Let me add that you understand the development cycle, wich i don’t think you do because you would not have made this comment about what didn’t work, what was not there esetra. If you have read what I said you would have clearly understood what I was saying about time! There was no time to put what we would have liked and have the the stuff that we do have to work properly with less time. It’s called time consuming.

          • fleon888

            I pretty much do understand technology development cycles, having worked for/consulted for Fortune 50 companies in both hardware and software development. In the six? Seven? Years MS had to run through the development and design cycle, there was plenty of time to go through this. Even if you count the design break when WP7 came out and MS re-focused their design criteria, there was plenty of time to do this.
            I appreciate your defensiveness, but things clearly needed to be better. If you disagree, please explain why Sony hasn’t had the same level of negative response or return rate.
            Regardless, arguing on the internet is pointless. Feel free to continue if you like, however.
            Thanks for the discussion!

          • Blaze Blue

            No there was not plenty of time for them to get everything redun . That is what they had to do is a redo of their software with a short period of time. I am going to keep saying this because its is a know fact that it is not easy build something then take stuff out then put it back together.

          • Blaze Blue

            You pretty much don’t know what you are talking about. You are really shooting out blank shots and please don’t tell me you work for or us to work for a tech company, because i can even say that too but it would be a lie. You would not know. Just admit it you are being childish and not being rational or realistic. Now thank YOU for the entertainment.

          • scotthumble

            Presumably, the reference to matchmaking is specific to Titanfall. That is a function of the game’s interaction with Azure not the console. Voice chat? Don’t use it and never noticed. Games not connecting and Xbox Live connectivity? I’ve never had a problem with their of those. You could be referring to the Battlefield 4 servers but that is a problem for all consoles and is specific to their back end. It isn’t managed by Microsoft. The vague reference to, “crash problems” is nonsense from my experience. Black screen on reboot is also nonsense. There are many components that could affect these areas for some users including their cable box, how it is connected and other things like AV receivers and TV’s. I bought an HDMI receiver and ordered a new HDMI cable box to specifically to make sure that I had the optimal configuration. I’ve also never had a problem with the controller disconnecting unless I kill the battery from playing Forza for days on end. Either way, blaming all of that on the Xbox platform for a small percentage of reported issues that may or may not have anything to do with Xbox is silly. SkyDrive / OneDrive app crashing? I’ve never even heard of that one. I can only assume that part of that would depend upon the kind of content one is trying to invoke from it. As for all of these reported issues, I’ve never had a problem with any of them on mine and it is a Day One Edition. Almost every equivalent use on the 360 was better? If that were true, I would have used my 360 ALOT more than I did. It was cool enough for what it was but the capabilities for the Xbox One far exceed that of the 360 for everything from gaming to multimedia integration. Feature improvements are a good thing and all gravy from here on out. Some of those probably would have been there from the beginning were it not for the raving mad 12 year olds who couldn’t stand the idea that Microsoft was trying to expand usage for digital content and sharing. They had to rework many of the core components for the operating system. Despite that, my experience with the Day One system was positive. Who cares about how much space you have on the hard drive? I’ve downloaded a dozen HD movie titles and I probably have 6 digital game downloads. When they added the hard drive space management tool, I pulled it up and found that I was using all of 35% of the drive. What a bunch of whiners.

  • Al

    I still CANNOT believe they removed the family timers. Perhaps the most boneheaded omission and a step backwards for families. I’d like to see that in an update soon!