Xbox One 2016 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 2016.

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

  1. Press the Xbox button to open the guide.
  2. Select System > Settings.
  3. Select System > Console info.
  4. Your OS version is located in the second row.

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.

2016 System Updates

OS version: 10.0.14393.2152 (rs1_xbox_rel_1610 161208-1218) fre

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Performance and General Improvements

Download Performance

We’ve made several optimizations to Game and App downloads on Xbox One.

  • Customers with high speed connections (greater than 100Mbps) should experience up to 80% faster download speeds.
  • Customers with connections less than 100Mbps should experience more consistent performance that is up to 40% faster than before.
  • Additional optimizations were also made to make background downloads more resilient to intermittent connectivity issues.

Download speeds will be influenced by network contention within the home and at the ISP level. Download speeds will also be impacted when games are running on the console as system resources are prioritized for gameplay over background downloads. For more information, please visit Troubleshoot slow game or app downloads on Xbox One

Wireless Controller

  • Firmware update to improve performance

Background Music

  • General performance improvements for added reliability and consistent experiences across steaming music apps


  • General stability and performance improvements.

OS version: 10.0.14393.2123 (rs1_xbox_rel_1610 161105-1400) fre

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Introducing clubs, online meeting places for people to play and socialize. Join clubs that interest you or create a new club (your house, your rules).

Looking for Group

Need more players? Open the guide and look under Parties to get started with Looking for Group. Browse or post your own “want ads” to find other gamers who want to complete the same goals as you. Play now, or propose a future date and time.


A top request on Xbox Feedback, we’re bringing achievement rarity to Xbox Live. Now you can find out just how unique any achievement is among players of a given game.

Gamerscore leaderboard

The Gamerscore leaderboard is now a monthly competition with your friends that resets each month. Compete right up to the very end of the month, and check to see who the previous months’ winners were.


Now you can send messages to multiple people within the same conversation.

On-screen keyboard

The on-screen keyboard supports predictive text, and emojis are making their debut as well.


We’ve been doing a lot of work to speed up your Xbox. From navigation and opening apps to download times and Cortana’s responsiveness, the whole experience is getting smoother and faster.

OS version: 10.0.14393.1065 (rs1_xbox_rel_1608 160927-1900) fre

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  • Resolved an issue which could cause some HDR content to appear too bright or faded on certain TVs when using an Xbox One S console.

Game DVR

  • Resolved an issue affecting video and screenshot brightness when recorded while the TV is in HDR mode.


  • General stability and performance improvements.

OS version: 10.0.14393.1062 (rs1_xbox_rel_1608 160916-1900) fre

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  • General stability and performance improvements.

OS version: 10.0.14393.1058 (rs1_xbox_rel_1608 160909-1900) fre

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  • General stability and performance improvements.

OS version: 10.0.14393.1045 (rs1_xbox_rel_1608 160826-1142) fre

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  • General stability and performance improvements.

OS version: 10.0.14393.1040 (rs1_xbox_rel_1608.160816-1851) fre

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New or updated features

Startup Chime

  • You can now modify when you hear the startup chime! You’ll find three new options in Settings > Power & startup > Power mode & startup.  
    • On (startup chime plays anytime the console is powered on).
    • Only with power button or voice (startup chime plays when console is powered on via the power button or voice; does not play when powered on with the controller).
    • Off (startup chime never plays).

Performance and General Improvements

Microsoft Store

  • This build contains multiple fixes to address crashes in the Microsoft Store.
  • Fixed an issue which required users to click twice on the buy button.
  • Fixed an issue which could sometimes cause time based trials to display incorrect time remaining. 
  • Fixed an issue which could sometimes cause a “Try again later” error to appear when newly purchased content is downloading.
  • Resolved an issue which could cause errors when attempting to purchase or play Movies and TV content.


  • Resolved an issue that was preventing some users from being able to sign in.

Xbox Guide

  • Speed and performance improvements.

Game DVR

  • You should now receive a “storage is full” notification when attempting to upload a capture to Xbox Live if storage is full.


  • Resolved an issue which could cause certain games to fail to recognize the controller upon launch.

My Games & Apps

  • Resolved issues which could cause certain apps to fail to install.
  • Resolved an issue which could sometimes cause a black screen to appear when attempting to use the Weather App.
  • Resolved issues which could sometimes cause Groove Music to crash.


  • Resolved an issue which could sometimes cause the titles of universal apps (Movies & TV) to not appear in the console’s selected language.


  • General stability improvements for games.

OS version: 10.0.14393.1027(rs1_xbox_rel_1608.160801-1743) fre

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New or updated features

  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

OS version: 10.0.14393.1018 (rs1_xbox_rel_1608.160725-1822) fre

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New or updated features

Cortana available in the U.S. and UK

  • Talk to Cortana on your Xbox One with your headset or Kinect. To start, just say "Hey Cortana" or launch the Cortana app. If you're not sure what to say, try "Hey Cortana, what can I say?"
  • If you're using Kinect, turn on your console by saying, "Hey Cortana, Xbox on."

Background music

  • Music apps will now be able to play music in the background. In an app that supports background music, just start some music. You'll be able to switch to other apps and games while the music plays.
  • After starting your music: To play, pause, skip, and adjust music volume from anywhere, Press the Xbox button  to open the guide, choose Multitasking, then select your music controls.
  • The app must support background music. An updated Pandora app in the U.S. is the first app to support background music—and more are coming soon.

My games & apps

  • Your stuff is closer. From Home, move right and select My games & apps.
  • In My games & apps, there are new sorting options.
  • "Ready to Install" has its own area, so you can quickly find the games and apps you've purchased but haven't installed.
  • Game and app updates will show up in their own area, when available.
  • The queue area now tells you what's been recently installed in addition to what's in your queue.

Language & location settings

  • You can now choose your location separately from your system language. To change your language and location, Press the Xbox button  to open the guide, select Settings > All settings, then choose System > Language & location.
  • All languages aren't available for all locations. When you choose a language that isn't usually associated with your location, most of the system will be in your chosen language, but you may see a mix of languages in areas like Microsoft Store or online content.

Top PC games on Xbox Live

  • Top PC games now have game hubs on Xbox Live. Whether you're on PC, Xbox, or mobile, you'll see what PC games your friends are playing, share PC game clips and screenshots, and message friends on Xbox Live. On Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs, you can join a party chat with your friends no matter what they're doing.

New Microsoft Store

  • Xbox Store and the Windows Store have come together, making the shopping experience more streamlined. From Home, move right to Store to start browsing all content.
  • Preorders now get charged closer to game launch instead of at time of purchase.
  • Customers in the U.S., Switzerland, Norway, Italy, Germany, and Finland can now use mobile operator billing to make purchases. Customers in China can now use China Union Pay.

Find Facebook friends

  • Find friends from Facebook by linking your Facebook and Xbox Live accounts. In the guide, go to the Friends tab, then choose Friends > Suggestions. Select Find Facebook friends and follow the steps. Your Facebook friends that have done the same will start showing up in your suggestions.

Control automatic sharing

  • You can now choose to automatically share your achievements, screenshots, and game clips to your activity feed. To change your sharing settings, go to Settings > Preferences > Activity feed.

OS version: 10.0.10586.1202 (th2_xbox_rel_1603.160420-1900) fre

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New or updated features

  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

OS version: 10.0.10586.1194 (th2_xbox_rel_1603.160317-1900) fre

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Purchase Xbox 360 Backward Compatible games on Xbox One

  • Find and purchase Xbox 360 Backward Compatible games the same way you would Xbox One titles. Once purchased, Xbox 360 Backward Compatible content will automatically download to your Xbox One and be ready to play.

Include party chat in Twitch broadcasts

  • Broadcast party chat when using the Twitch app. If you are broadcasting from your console and in a party, you can invite other people to include their chat audio in your broadcast by enabling “Broadcast party chat” in the Twitch app settings.
  • If a member of your party declines, they’ll still be able to chat in the party; they just won’t be heard in the broadcast.
  • As the party leader, you have the option to mute a party member’s chat audio, even if they opted in.
  • You can also include party members on Windows 10 PCs in your Twitch broadcast.

Output your party chat to headset and speakers simultaneously

  • Select your preference for where party chat audio is heard: your headset, speakers, or both. To do this, go to Settings > Display & Sounds > Volume.

Customizable Game DVR recording length

  • Adjust the recording length to 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 45 seconds, 1 minute, 3 minutes, or 5 minutes. To change the preferences, go to Settings > Preferences > Game DVR & streaming.

Track achievement progress in the Xbox OneGuide

  • We’re making it easier to access your achievements by including them in the Xbox OneGuide. In the new Achievements area, you’ll find a quick link to see all of your achievements.
  • Track your achievement progress in real time directly in the OneGuide, without having to snap a separate Achievements app.

Video playback directly in the Xbox One Activity Feed

  • We’ve made improvements to video playback in the Xbox One Activity Feed.
  • Play an entire video inline rather than having to leave your feed to launch it.
  • You can ‘like’ the video while previewing it by pressing X.
  • New pause, restart, and full-screen playback options for when you choose to launch a video from your Activity Feed.

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller improved thumbstick precision with firmware update

  • We heard from fans that you wanted to see improvements to the behavior of the thumbsticks on the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller, particularly when you are moving the thumbsticks diagonally. Based on this feedback, we’ve created a new method to calculate the position of the thumbsticks consistently, enabling thumbstick response that is more in line with what you are expecting. This method measures and uses the distance of the thumbstick position relative to the center focus point of the thumbstick base, instead of the standard method, which calculates the measurement using a two-dimensional plane. With the latest firmware update, you can expect increased accuracy of the thumbsticks on your Xbox Elite Wireless Controller for even greater control.

OS version: 10.0.10586.1100 (th2_xbox_rel_1602.160210-2122) fre

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New or updated features

My Games and Apps improvements

  • Hide games from ‘ready-to-install’ list in “My games and apps”. This feature was removed with the NXOE update, but due to high demand, we have brought it back. Users can once again, hide content like betas, trials, games, and apps that users no longer want to install.

Making it easier to redeem a digital code

  • Tab over to the Store and access ‘Use a code’ shortcut to the right of ‘Games store’ and ‘Search game store’

See who’s in a Party from within the guide

  • Click the ‘Chat’ button appearing immediately below a user’s name/gamertag to see who else s/he is playing with.

Gamerscore Leaderboard

  • Click ‘My Achievements’ through the sign-in tab of the guide to quickly access or select Achievements from within your profile. The leaderboard will be prominently displayed on the top of the Achievements page.
  • Comparison includes total gamerscore and biggest gains over a rolling 30-day period

Pins improvements

  • Ability to rearrange individual Pins. Highlight a pin and press the “Y” button. You can then reposition the pin to a new location. Press “Y” again to release the pin in its new location.
  • Pins accessible for launching when user is offline

Activity Feed improvements

  • Your activity feed in Xbox One Preview will inform you when there are new items in your feed. Clicking the link will take you to the top of your feed where you’ll see a run-down of the newest posts, so that you always have the freshest content at your fingertips.
  • Trending topics and friend suggestions will now display in the activity feed

Improvements to Trending

  • New access point for Trending items to the right of the Community tab
  • Links users to dedicated Trending landing page

Suggested Friends Improvements

  • Friend Suggestions areas accessible in Community and the Friends list in the guide
  •  Includes link to full-screen view of all suggested friends

Joinable Twitch Broadcasts

  • If friends are broadcasting, easily launch broadcasts from Game Hubs as well as the game tile

Xbox Accessories App 

  • Several new updates to the Xbox Accessories app to make adjusting your Xbox Elite Wireless Controller easier
    • It is now easier to view and Improve your profile and configurations
    • Streamlined display of menu and editing options.

Xbox One Chatpad: Program the hotkeys

  • Program X1 and X2 functions buttons of your Xbox One Chatpad in the Devices & accessories area of Settings. Options for these buttons will include.
    • Open guide 
    • Take screenshot
    • Record that
    • Send message 
    • Search
    • Launch app 
    • Snap app 
    • Play or pause media
    • TV volume up 
    • TV volume down
    • Mute TV 

OS version: 10.0.10586.1026 (th2_xbox_rel_1510.151217-1035) fre

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New or updated features

  • Minor performance improvements

Other system updates

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