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Xbox One 2015 operating system versions and system updates

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The list below shows the Xbox One operating system version number and what features were added or updated based on the system updates in 2015.

To find your Xbox One console’s operating system version:

  1. Scroll left from Home to open the guide.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select All Settings.
  4. Select System.
  5. Select Console info & updates.
  6. Your OS version is located in the third row down on the right.

Note If you’re in the middle of a system update and need to find your operating system version on your console, pull both the left and right triggers and both the left and right bumpers on your controller at the same time. The operating system version is listed as Build and is the second line down.

2015 System Updates

OS version: 10.0.10586.1024 (th2_xbox_rel_1510.151203-1909) fre

Release date

12/09/2015

New or updated features

  • Fixes for Edge browser
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

OS version: 10.0.10586.1016 (th2_xbox_rel_1510.151118-2147) fre

Release date

11/23/2015

New or updated features

  • Minor bug fixes and improvements
  • Fix for consumers who use Discovery and Launch (DIAL) protocol
  • Improvements to global speech recognition

OS version: 10.0.10586.1006 (th2_xbox_rel_1510.151107-2322) fre

Release date

11/12/2015

New or updated features

The New Xbox One Experience—the fastest and most social Xbox experience ever, including the ability to play Xbox 360 games on Xbox One.

  • Xbox One Backward Compatibility
    • Play a growing number of digital and disc-based Xbox 360 games on Xbox One natively, with next-generation features such as screenshots, broadcasting, and Game DVR. Access your previously saved files, game add-ons, and achievements.
    • Xbox Live Gold members can do multiplayer gaming with friends no matter what console they’re on.
  • A faster, more social Xbox One experience
    • With the integration of Windows 10 into the New Xbox One Experience, you can access many popular gaming features up to 50% faster than before.
    • Instantly start a party, see what your friends are playing, and get updates to your recently played games from Home with no wait time.
  • New Guide and Community areas
    • Guide: Quickly access essentials with one button press to bring up the new guide. View your friends list, quickly start a party, get to settings, see system notifications, view your messages, and more using the guide, without ever leaving your game.
    • Community: In the new Community area, see what’s trending on Xbox Live and interact with the Xbox Live community by liking, commenting on, and sharing your favorite content. Quickly access the latest updates from friends and game developers through the Activity feed in Community.
  • Redesigned Home, OneGuide, and Store areas
    • Home: Share your screenshots and game clips more easily with the Xbox Live community, and see whether your friends are playing the same games from Home. Scroll up and down to get to your games and apps collection.
    • OneGuide: See what’s trending on live TV in the Xbox Live community in OneGuide. Browse for live TV listings with picture-in-picture, so you don’t miss what’s happening in your show. With app channels, quickly find something to watch from your favorite video apps—all in one place.
    • Store: The Store expands to four easy-to-explore areas—Games, Movies & TV, Apps, and Music. The new vertical gallery view brings more listings at a glance. Browse through intuitive categories like Featured Staff picks, New Releases, Top Played, Top Rated, Coming Soon, and Recommendations to discover new games and other content.
  • Enhanced Game Hubs
    • Get one-click access to Game Hubs directly from Home to view or launch the last game you played, go to the Store for details about other games, or see what your friends are playing right now on Xbox Live. You can also access news and updates directly from the community and the developers, plus compare gamerscore, achievements, and other game stats with your friends.
  • For more information, go to the New Xbox One Experience.

    OS version: 6.2.13329.0 (xb_rel_1508.150825-1633) fre

    Release date

    9/9/2015

    New or updated features

    Stability and performance update

    The update provides a few minor fixes that address an in-game audio issue.

    OS version: 6.2.13326.0 (xb_rel_1508.150810-2029) fre

    Release date

    8/13/2015

    New or updated features

    The Xbox team is hard at work building and fine-tuning the New Xbox One User Experience that will be unveiled to the preview community this fall. This update helps us get your console ready to receive the new experience.

    OS version: 6.2.13194.0 (xb_rel_1507.150702-2154) fre

    Release date

    7/7/2015

    New or updated features

    This release provides updates to Game Streaming and Xbox One Backward Compatibility functionality, both of which are currently available to our Xbox One preview community. The Xbox team is hard at work building and fine-tuning the New Xbox One User Experience that will be unveiled to the preview community this fall.

    OS version: 6.2.12998.0 (xb_rel_1506.150601-2200) fre

    Release date

    6/5/2015

    New or updated features

    Multiplayer & Party Chat updates

    • Fix to address multiplayer issues across a few titles.
    • Made some small updates to the Party app to help team better understand issues reported by the community.

    Game Bundles update

    • Fixed an issue where certain type of disc-based bundled games would not properly install.

    10-bit HD High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) platform support added

    • 10-bit HD HEVC enables video-streaming apps, like Netflix, to use lower bandwidth to deliver HD-quality video streams. 10-bit Ultra color increases the video color precision from 8-bits to 10-bits—with 8-bits you only get 16 million colors, but with 10-bit Ultra color precision you get 1 billion lifelike colors that make your video more vibrant.

    OS version: 6.2.12825.0 (xb_rel_1505.150507-2219) fre

    Release date

    5/11/2015

    New or updated features

    Voice messages

    • The ability to send and receive voice messages from the Xbox One messages app is being made available to all customers.
    • Compose and play back voice messages in the messages app when snapped on Xbox One. Access the messages app quickly through a quick double-tap of the Xbox button and select Messages. After selecting who you want to chat with, select the Microphone icon to enter the voice messaging menu.
    • Voice messages can be exchanged between Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles.

    Power on/off from Xbox One SmartGlass

    • The versions of the Xbox One SmartGlass apps for Windows, Windows Phone, iOS, and Android are being updated to let you power your Xbox One on and off when your devices are on the same home network as your console.

    Dedicated servers for party chat

    • Xbox is introducing dedicated party chat relay servers to help solve the issues around NAT traversal that have prevented some people from being able to use party chat.
    • The party chat system will monitor the NAT types of users in the party. If conflicts arise due to Strict or Moderate NAT types, the system will automatically move the hosting services to the Xbox cloud in an attempt to resolve the NAT type conflicts. For information on NAT types, go to Network settings on Xbox One.

    User-selectable power mode

    • The initial setup experience on Xbox One worldwide has been updated to enable users to select their preferred power mode.
      • Instant-On mode uses slightly more energy but has faster startup, enables use of the “Xbox on” voice command, and receives background system, games, and app updates.
      • Energy-saving mode uses less energy by shutting down the console completely, requiring you to press the Xbox button on your console to start up your Xbox One. This will create a slower startup time, and your experience will be interrupted for system, games, and app updates.

    OS version: 6.2.12710.0 (xb_rel_1504.150329-2200) fre

    Release date

    4/6/2015

    New or updated features

    Party chat improvements

    • The party app will help you get your microphone enabled and show you when privacy settings or networking issues are blocking communication with particular party members.

    Game hub links update

    • You can more easily discover game hub content from activity feed items. You’ll see activity feed items when any of your friends follow a game, and you’ll also be able to get back to a game’s hub from activity feed posts related to the game – including feed items about the game’s achievements, game clips and screenshots.
    • We’ve added a link to game hubs from the game’s page in the achievements app.

    Achievement notifications update

    • You will now see the achievement’s description in the notification so you know what you did to earn this achievement without having to open the achievements app
    • We increased the time that an achievement notification is displayed
    • We also made some performance improvements to make loading the achievements app from a notification faster.

    What’s On area

    • The What’s On area is now available for Xbox One users in the U.S., Canada, and the UK.
    • In it, you’ll find links to popular videos, games, movies, TV shows, game broadcasts and clips, along with Trending TV shows if you have configured OneGuide for your Xbox One console.

    Additional Details

    Xbox Wire

    OS version: 6.2.12521.0 (xb_rel_1503.150305-1449) fre

    Release date

    3/9/2015

    New or updated features

    Screenshots

    • While playing a game, you can now take screenshots on your Xbox One console by simply double-tapping the Xbox button on your controller to capture a screenshot and pressing Y to save the screenshot. You can also say “Xbox Take a Screenshot” to take and save a screenshot.

      The Upload app has been updated so that you can:

      • Manage your screenshots in addition to your game clips.
      • Use a screenshot as your background, by viewing the screenshot in full-screen mode then, press the Menu button and select Set as background.
      • Share screenshots to your activity feed, attach to messages, add screenshots to your showcase, share to Twitter, and post to your OneDrive.
      Additionally, your screenshots will be visible in your profile alongside your game clips in a new Game Clips and Screenshots area.

      Suggested friends

      • With the suggested friends feature, the Friends area in home and your friends list will help you find and add friends. Suggested friends will include people you might know, so you add more friends to game with, and top community broadcasters and clip creators, so you can get more great content in your activity feed. We’re also adding a new suggested friends page to the Friends area.

      Sharing your name

      • We’re rolling out two new ways to share your real name; with all of your friends or to everyone in the Xbox Live community. You can also continue to share your real name with select friends, or with no one, if that’s what you prefer. Gamertags are still the primary method of identifying yourself on Xbox Live, but sharing your real name helps people recognize you who might not know you by your gamertag. The new name sharing options can be found under Friends, then My profile, then Name sharing settings.

      Party Chat enhancements

      • 3 new icons were added to Party Chat to show each user their own microphone status.
        • Kinect icon means the Kinect is being used as the microphone.
        • Headset icon indicates that the headset is being used as the microphone
        • 3rd icon indicates that you do not currently have a working microphone, in that you are connected to the Party, but nobody can hear you.

      Tile transparency

      • We added a setting to enable you to vary the level of transparency for your background images, go to Settings, then My Xbox, then Tile transparency.

      Privacy and online safety settings

      • We added a new setting for sharing voice search data to create an option for you to allow collection and analysis of voice data when using Xbox – Bing to search. You can go to Settings, then Privacy and online safety, then Share voice search data to change the setting.

      Report spam

      • The Messages app has an added option to allow you to notify Xbox when you receive spam. You can now select a specific message, press the A button and then select Report, then Spam to report a specific message as spam.

      Live TV in Australia & OneGuide

      • Support for OneGuide is now available to all users in Australia for free-to-air TV listings. Additionally, the OneGuide app will be pre-pinned for users in Australia after the March system update mandatory install window

      Xbox One Digital TV Tuner in Australia

      • Xbox One owners in Australia can pre-purchase the Xbox Digital TV Tuner at the online Microsoft Store, with availability planned for March 25, 2015.

      Additional Details

      Xbox Wire

      OS version: 6.2.12130.0 (xb_rel_1502.150209-1738) fre

      Release date

      2/13/2015

      Stability and performance update

      • This additional update fixes a couple of minor issues some users have experienced including video playback issues with some media applications.

      OS version: 6.2.12128.0 (xb_rel_1502.150202-2200) fre

      Release date

      2/5/2015

      New or updated features

      Controller improvements

      • Quick connect – Previously, controller connections to Xbox One took approximately four to five seconds when powering on a controller. Now, it will only take about two seconds.
      • Stability improvements – The update also provides a number of fixes that address some of the controller disconnect issues reported by Xbox One users.
        Note To download the update, connect a controller to your Xbox One with a USB cable. Keep any headsets connected to the controller. Connect to Xbox Live. Press the Menu. Go to Settings > Devices & accessories and select the controller. If you have multiple controllers attached, you can select Buzz, which will cause the selected controller to vibrate. Then select Update to download the new firmware to the controller attached via the USB cable, and the screen will show the “Updating controller…” progress screen. When you see the “Controller updated” screen, press B to go back to the Devices & accessories main page. Reselect the controller. The Firmware version should now be 1.2.2236.0.

      Game hubs

      • These are the go-to centers for interesting content, tips, and tricks for your favorite titles. Every Xbox One game will have a game hub where you can see which friends are playing the game, compete with your friends in game leaderboards, dive into the coolest game clips and game broadcasts, and follow the game’s top broadcasters and clip creators.
        Note To get to the game hub for your favorite game, find a game in your pins, recently played list, or My games and apps, and then press the Menu button and select View game hub. You can also search for any game in the Xbox Store and click on the Game Hub tile from the game’s store page.

      Party Chat updates

      • Chat connection status – New icons have been added to let you know the current status of a chat connection in your party. A Clock icon means the connection is being made. A Squawker Ring icon indicates the connection was successful and actively shows who is speaking. An X icon means that networking limitations (such as a Strict NAT) are preventing the chat connection from completing for specific users.
      • Improved connectivity between multiple users with Strict or Moderate NATs – We also made some improvements to party chat in partial mesh situations when multiple participants are behind moderate or strict NATs with their home gateways/routers.
      • Game and party invitations – Made improvements to game and party invitations to help you know more quickly who is inviting you to what without having to wait for the text to scroll on the game and party invite notifications.
      • Performance improvements – Decreased the time it takes to set up person-to-person (P2P) connectivity for party chat, and streamlined the retry logic for setting up party chat sessions.

      Custom backgrounds and tile transparency

      • We’ve added tile transparency to the Home tiles to make your background images more visible.
        Note To set a custom background, go to Settings > My Xbox > My background. Some items can’t be made transparent due to usage rights/restrictions for certain images.

      TV updates

      • OneGuide for the Netherlands – Support for OneGuide is being added for Xbox Live members in the Netherlands.
      • TV trending in OneGuide – As you scan the OneGuide TV listings, you can see which shows are trending with a “Trending on Xbox” or “Trending on Twitter” note and icon within the details for each show. Currently, Xbox TV trending is available to all users in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada, and Twitter trending is available to users in the United States.
      • Live TV trending (new countries) – France, Germany, Brazil, and Mexico now have the ability to see live TV trending data in Xbox OneGuide.
      • Improved control of TVs, set-top boxes, and audio/video receivers – Xbox One works even better with more devices. Updates to the IR blasting database for new models have been added and address issues reported by our fan community.
      • “Trick play” with Xbox One Digital TV Tuner – Users with the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner in supported countries (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain) are now able to see video frames when fast-forwarding or rewinding paused TV on Xbox One consoles.
      • Live TV streaming on Windows Phone and Android – Live TV streaming on Windows Phone and Android devices for Xbox One Digital TV Tuner owners has been added in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.

      Additional Details

      Xbox Wire

      Other system updates

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