New Xbox One Alpha Insider update enables direct Twitter sharing, FreeSync and low-latency modes incoming

New Xbox One Alpha Insider update enables direct Twitter sharing, FreeSync and low-latency modes incoming

Today, members of the Alpha Ring received build 1804.180307-1900 which fixes some critical bugs and adds new features. Aside from gaining a new search button in the Guide, Alpha Insiders can now upload content directly to Twitter. Auto Low Latency Mode will recognize when a game is being played and automatically switch your display to the setting. Some of the fixes this build brings are listed below. My Games and Apps We resolved an issue in which Games and updates are installing to non-Home consoles even if you have selected to not keep games and apps up to date. Some of the known issues in this build as listed below. We are aware that some Spatial Audio users will experience unexpected game volumes and are working on a fix. The workaround is to start Background Music and go to the Audio Settings and set the volume slider to 50% rather than 0% and the volume issue is fixed. Netflix is aware of the issue. Be sure to download the update if you're an Alpha Insider.

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The Xbox One Preview Program lets consumers try out development builds of the Xbox One software ahead of release. Today, members of the Alpha Ring received build 1804.180307-1900 which fixes some critical bugs and adds new features.

Aside from gaining a new search button in the Guide, Alpha Insiders can now upload content directly to Twitter. This means your screenshot and footage will now display and play directly in your Twitter feed.

That’s not all though. Today’s “Inside Xbox” show revealed a host of new features coming to Alpha Insiders in the coming weeks. According to AMD’s Antal Tungler, the Xbox One S and Xbox One X will support variable refresh rates on AMD Radeon FreeSync displays. FreeSync helps get rid of tearing and stuttering while gaming, enabling the display and Xbox One to work together to create a smooth experience.

Soon, an Alpha Insider update will also allow the Xbox One to enable Auto Low Latency Mode on supported displays. Auto Low Latency Mode will recognize when a game is being played and automatically switch your display to the setting.

While these aren’t crucial announcements, the company also confirmed that Microsoft Edge is getting an update on Xbox One. The browser should look and feel more like the Windows 10 version. As a reminder, Share Controller on Mixer was also discussed. Mixer streamers on Xbox One will be able to share their controller directly with viewers so that they can play the game.

Some of the fixes this build brings are listed below.

Casting from the Xbox – YouTube

  • Automatic discovery over Wi-Fi is resolved.

Pins

  • If Microsoft Edge was pinned prior to downloading the 1804 update, attempting to launch Microsoft Edge from the existing pin will now succeed.

My Games and Apps

  • We resolved an issue in which Games and updates are installing to non-Home consoles even if you have selected to not keep games and apps up to date.

Upload Studio

  • We resolved an issue in which Upload Studio would fail uploading.

Some of the known issues in this build as listed below.

Settings

  • When accessing the Language & location page in Settings, it may take…

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