Preview ALPHA Ring - new build available at 6.00pm PDT today.

Welcome to 1704 on Xbox One! Here is all the new features coming

An ETA on Custom gamerpics being turned on for the ALPHA ring is mid next week as we work through the feature.

We have just posted this to the Xbox Forums (restricted access via Xbox Insider membership) and I wanted to share here.

• If your console is in Instant-On mode and you have been selected to receive the update, it will download and install the update and reboot to standby.
• NOTE: Once the update is available to you, you can manually begin the update by launching the Guide and navigating to All Settings > System > Updates.
• If you have been selected to receive the update and your console hasn’t downloaded and installed the update by 1:00 AM PDT 4/6/2017, you will be prompted to do so at that time.

OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1704.170401-1900 Available: 6:00PM PDT 4/5 (1:00AM GMT 6/4)

Activity Reports
  • Activity reports are now available on Xbox One! You can now monitor your child's activity on Xbox One including web browsing, app & game usage, screen time limits (where available), and purchase history.

To access activity reports:

  1. Navigate to
  2. Sign in with your Microsoft account, and ensure there is at least one child account in your Family.
  3. In the top menu bar, navigate to the Family tab, select your child, and select Activity next to their account.
  4. Under Activity reporting, switch the toggle to "On".
  5. Check back in 24 hours to view your child's activity on Xbox One.


  • Miscellaneous fixes and improvements.


Settings - Display & sound
  • The Audio output page is under construction and some of the new settings are not yet functional. New support is planned for Dolby Atmos for home theater, Dolby Atmos for headphones, and more in upcoming builds. An announcement will be made when these new features are ready to try out; enabling these settings now will have no effect.

Wireless Display
  • The Wireless Display app fails to launch and immediately crashes to Home.

Source: Xbox One Insider Program - April 5th : New Preview ALPHA Build Available (1704.170401-1900) : xboxone