New Preview Alpha 1805 System Update – 5/10/18

Starting at 6:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Ring will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1805.180507-1920). Read on for more about the new features,  fixes and known issues in the latest system update.


New Features:


Group Your Games and Apps

In this build we are continuing the expansion of the Groups feature for the Preview Alpha ring.  We will roll-out this feature to all the Alpha users over the next few days so please be patient as we enable this feature in a controlled manner to watch the service and feature load. With Groups, you can create multiple collections of content made up of anything from within My games & apps. You can also assign custom names to each Group, organize and order them, and add individual Groups to Home. Groups will appear across My games & apps, Home, and Guide, so you’ll be able to access your Groups at a moment’s notice. Best of all, Groups are tied to your account, so they will automatically sync across multiple Xbox One consoles. We’ve started you off with a Group that should look very familiar — your Pins!




  • We have fixed issues with some users with Denon or Marantz receivers and the LG SJ9 soundbar that were experiencing Audio issues.

Game & Party Chat

  • We have fixed the issue in which some games have no Game Chat audio after party chat is active.


  • If you had more than 25 items in your Pins when you have Groups first enabled, not all items were appearing. This is fixed with the latest build.
  • If you tried to add more than 40 items at one time to a Group, this operation would occasionally fail. This is not expected to be an issue for most users and was identified as a one-off.
  • When you first get Groups, your Pins content block on Home sometimes would show “Remove group” although you have Pins as a Group. This is fixed with the latest build.

System Performance

  • Misc. performance fixes in the platform.


Known Issues:



  • Some users may experience intermittent loss of Audio with certain configurations of AV receivers with ATMOS or with changing audio configurations during console use.
  • We are investigating reports of loss of audio in some games when resuming from Instant-On.  Please file feedback when this occurs.


  • If you add an system app (anything pre-installed such as Settings, Edge, etc.) to a Group, the next system update will cause you to lose its image. Workaround: Remove from Group and re-add to bring back its image.
  • If you uninstall a game/app after previously adding it to a Group, it will lose its image. Workaround is to remove from Group and add it back. This is being investigated to be fixed for a later build.


  • Pi-hole users may encounter issues signing in, creating, or recovering accounts upon downloading the 1804 update. This is due to a new configuration file which is downloaded from a URL Pi-hole blocks by default.
  • Workaround: Add to the Pi-hole allowed IP address list.

Profile Color

  • Sometimes users may encounter an incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.


  • Work continues on the stability of the Wi-Fi connectivity.  If you see any issues please report the problems for investigation.


  • Some users are encountering an issue where their YouTube account is being signed out whenever they launch the app.
    • Workaround: Uninstall/re-install the app and sign in with your account again.

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