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First 1706 build for Xbox One Preview Ring 3 brings Mixer co-streaming & more.

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Microsoft has pushed the first 1706 Build to Xbox One insiders in preview Ring 3. The build version is rs2_release_xbox_1706.170608-1900. This build brings some new and interesting features like Mixer Co-streaming, email Id in Profiles, and controller linking.

Apart from these features, there are some major improvements and fixes too. Ready to install section in apps and games now loads much faster now as per information provided separately by Xbox Team.

There are some known issues too that you may like to read. Read the full official changelog and known issues below.

1706.170608-1900 Changelog:

NEW FEATURES:

Welcome to 1706 on Xbox One! This month we’re rolling out more fan-requested improvements, new features for Mixer, and much more!

• Profile

When a signed out user is selected in the Guide, the e-mail address associated with their account will now display under their profile. When the user is signed in, their account will also display under their profile on Home. This feature is enabled by default for adult accounts, and disabled for child accounts. Adult accounts can disable this feature by navigating to Settings > Account > Sign-in, security & passkey.

• Co-streaming

You can now invite a friend to combine their game broadcast with yours! Sign in with an account that has an Xbox Live Gold subscription and invite a friend to your party. Once you’ve begun broadcasting your game from the Guide, you’ll be able to select “Invite party to co-stream” from the Party tab. Co-streaming is currently available only to Alpha Insiders, so we’d suggest using the Insider forums to sync up with other Alpha Insiders to test out this feature.
Learn more about co-streaming and other features new to Mixer here, and be sure to complete the “Invite to Co-Stream” Quest and Survey in the Xbox Insiders Hub to provide your feedback!

• Controller Linking

Signing into your Xbox account can now be done with a click of the Xbox button thanks to the new controller linking feature! You can now link an account to a specific controller by opening the Guide, navigating to Settings > Account > Sign-in, security & passkey and selecting the “This controller signs in…” option followed by “Link controller.” From there, test the feature out for yourself by signing out of your account and then turning your controller off and then back on. Find more detailed steps and provide your thoughts on this feature by accepting the “Link Your Controller” Quest in the Xbox Insider Hub!

FIXES:

• Windows Sonic Fixed an issue which could cause distorted sounds and audio glitches when Windows Sonic is enabled.

• Skype UWP

Fixed issues which could sometimes cause the Skype UWP to crash during use.

• Mixer

Fixed an issue which sometimes caused the virtual keyboard to lose focus (preventing text from being entered).

KNOWN ISSUES:

• Guide Launching the Guide causes certain games to lock up, freeze, or lag. Workaround: Uninstalling the Wireless Display app from the console may help to improve Guide performance with certain games.

• Mixer

• After dismissing the virtual keyboard, attempting to relaunch the virtual keyboard may fail.
• When signing out of the Mixer app and signing in with a new user, the user who launched the app is still displayed.

• Store

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