Xbox Insider Program participants will receive a new Alpha Skip Ahead and Alpha System update.
The new Xbox Update Preview is coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha Ring. Some updates in these preview system builds will include background enhancements that will ensure a high quality, stable build for Xbox consoles. The noticeable changes to the user interface will be minimal.
Among other things, audio corrections were made if no sound (such as Dolby Atmos) could be heard when the console was booted.
System update details:
OS version published: XB_FLT_2102VB 19041.6140.210108-0000
Available: 6 p.m. PT – Jan 8, 2021
Mandatory: 3 a.m. – January 9, 2021
New functions and experiences
We have exciting news! Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha users can expect something new in their Xbox Update Preview.
Users will notice a new option for “View on Mobile” to perform certain actions in the guide. When this option is selected, a notification will be sent to the user’s phone (if the Xbox app is installed) to complete the action.
Thanks to the hard work of Xbox engineers, we are happy to announce that the following fixes have been implemented for this build:
Fixes to appeal to users who have no audio when the console boots (e.g. Dolby Atmos).
Various updates to render the local languages correctly across the console
Note: Users who are previewing may see “odd” text on the console. More information can be found here.
We know some issues were listed in previous Xbox Insider Release Notes. These items are not being ignored, but it will take more time for Xbox engineers to come up with a solution.
We are still tracking these known issues:
We know that some users who own an Xbox Series X | Using S-Controller, find that it has lost synchronization with the console.
Note: If this behavior occurs, try reconnecting the controller to the console via USB / wireless, or if possible, connect another controller and send feedback. Then restart the console and try to re-sync the controller.
We are investigating reports that the audio mixer is unable to adjust chat / game audio levels.
My games & apps
Titles in the collection may incorrectly display a “test” tag.
Sometimes it happens that users come across the wrong profile color when turning on the console.
Make sure you use Report a Problem to let us know about your problem. We may not be able to answer all of them, but the data we collect is critical to finding a solution.