Fall Creators Update for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC Reaches Alpha Ring Today

Insiders get the first preview look at major Xbox system update for more fun, personalized gaming features that are coming to the Xbox One family of consoles.

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New Xbox One Home Content blocks

The Fall Creators Update, promising a major system update is heading to the Insiders at the Alpha ring tonight promising more fun, personalized and social gaming, with more customization choices, better navigation and a more immersive community experience.

The released build version 1710 carries a string RS_XBOX_DEV_FLIGHT.170802-2008, is pushed on Xbox One delivers gamers updates to Home, Guide and Community, along with updates to Avatars, Game Hubs, Profiles, plus more "coming this fall," says the team.

Additionally, Windows 10 PCs also receiving updates to Game bar and Gaming settings menu.

Ahead of the build's release, the company has published a detailed changelog of the new features arriving to Xbox Insiders, such as:

Among the update, the first thing Insiders will notice is the new customizable Home on Xbox One that now sporting a new Microsoft Fluent Desgin look and feel and let gamers decide what to see when the console is turn on. Just select one, press the Menu button on the controller, and select "Add to Home." "This will create a block of content that can be moved up or down—or removed altogether." These blocks will evolve over time based on the things you like to do. Also, the company plans to add more content blocks in the coming months.

For example, "adding a game to your Home screen may pull in an Activity Feed post from the developer, show when your friends are playing that game online, suggests next Achievement, and provide a quick shortcut to the Game Hub for that title," explains the team.

With this release, Microsoft also consolidated "Home, Social, and My Games and Apps" into one dashboard experience to eliminate wait time.

New Xbox One Guide navigaion
New Guide

With this update, you can now effortlessly switch between tabs in the guide, and quickly join friends, broadcast, switch between apps, or get back Home. With the new layout, you can use left thumbstick, d-pad, or bumpers to quickly jump to different tabs on the controller.

The new tab flyouts, it's easier than ever to see content more quickly, while the new Guide layout quickly gets you to the stuff you care. The following now have their own tab in the new Guide, "Sign-in, Achievements, multiplayer including parties, Looking for Group (LFG), and tournaments, People, Home and recent, messages, broadcasts and captures, and a new action center including settings."

An entirely new "Activity Feed layout" in the community section shows more content at-a-glance, and when looked at feed items in detail, "they are presented in an immersive, full-screen view —just as it was captured. "

New Xbox One Immersive Community with tabs
New Community tabs

The comment window can now be expanded to fill the screen, and you'll now be able to skim the feed quickly or lean back on the couch and walk through it in detail—making it easier to stay current with games and friends.

Additionally, Game Hubs, Profiles, and Clubs are also refreshed, along with improvements to Club discovery, that now quickly display the Clubs, you're already a part of, and also makes it easier to discover new Clubs to join.

A new switch in the Game bar, makes it easy to enable or disable "Game Mode" on a per-game basis. Other updates include:

  • Mixer broadcasting now offer more choices on the audio broadcast;
  • a new settings option to choose broadcast game-only audio, or system-wide audio.
  • a new Xbox Live Network Troubleshooting option in the Settings menu help you track down connectivity issues and optimize online multiplayer experience.

Finally, there will also be new titles coming to Arena over the next few months, soon offering even more options for tournaments powered by Xbox Live.

Watch the video below for latest Xbox update releases to Insiders:

Update 08/08: Spotify is available on Xbox One in 34 markets around the world, enabling gamers to now choose from your saved music, search full Spotify catalogue of 30 million tracks, or browse the pre-curated gaming playlists in the 'Gaming' hub.

All you need to do is download the Spotify app on Xbox Store to personalized your gaming experience.

Spotify on Xbox One