New Xbox One Experience Firmware Update Released On October 25th, Changelog Inside

Microsoft has released a brand firmware update preview for the Xbox One on October 25th. This new update includes plenty of stability and bug fixes. If you are a part of the Xbox One Preview Program for firmware updates, you should be able to download this new update that weighs in at ~431 MB.

You can read the full changelog for this new update below.


OS version released: th2_xbox_rel_1510.151023-1900

Available: 3:00PM PDT 10/25 (2AM GMT 10/26)


My Games & Apps: You should no longer encounter any tiles that are blank in your collection.

Apps Crashing Fixes: Various Apps no longer crash on startup or during usage.

Formatting Hard Drives: You should no longer run into issues when formatting external hard drives.

Edge Browser: You should no longer encounter a black screen when browsing in Edge.


We have some new content for you, so be sure to check out the Preview Dashboard app for more details! Our highlighted quests for this release are:

Take a photo: This quest encourages you to try out the new Xbox One Avatar experience, and give us your feedback.

Highlight Reel: In this quest, try out the features of the new Upload Studio app.

Halo 5 Pre-load check

To ensure you have a great Day one experience with Halo 5: Guardians, please do the following:

· Go to “My Games & Apps” – Installed – Sort by Size. If you see Halo 5: Guardians at 54.8 GB then you are ready to play.

· If you do not see Halo 5: Guardians at 54.8 GB, you should first hard reboot your console in an effort to enable your console to take the final pre-GA Content Update for Halo 5

· Else If Halo 5: Guardians is still not showing an installed size of 54.8 GB then please uninstall your copy of Halo 5 and re-install

Known Issues:

Blocking App Issues

Voice Studio fails to launch

EPIX will not be able to stream video

Game and App Issues:

Game and App Updates: Game and app updates may fail to download and be applied while the console is off with instant on enabled

Workaround: Game and app updates can successfully be downloaded and applied while the console is on.

Progress bars and installation: Progress bars for installations may fail to display any progress; often content will install normally after a period of time.

Game Install: When installing some game titles with pending updates, you may experience installs which show a progress rate greater than 100%.

Workaround: The game will eventually install correctly; simply wait for the install to finish.

Game or App Crashes: Some users may experience game or app crashes which require the game to be force closed.

Workaround: Relaunch the game or app, or, navigate home and use the menu button to force close the app, then relaunch it.

Titanfall: Titanfall may fail to connect to Xbox Live.

Workaround: Hard reset the console.

NFL Live App: When playing videos in the NFL Live App, the screen may dim after a short period of time or freeze during live tv, often after commercial breaks.

ESPN App: may freeze during live TV, often after commercial breaks

Media Player: may fail to connect to DLNA content

Forza 6:

Forza 6 may fail to update due to an installation stopped error.

Forza 6 may fail to resume a suspended session after powering on the console in Instant-On mode.

Skype: Skype video calls may fail to transition to an audio call when moving to the background, causing the call to end.

General System Issues

Xbox App:

You may be unable to power on or off your console from the Connection Window in the Xbox App.

Workaround: Select More > Forget Console and re-add the console.

When using the Xbox App to power on or off your console, the Xbox App may fail to display whether the console was properly powered on or off.

Workaround: Select More > Forget Console and re-add the console.

Live TV Issues:

You may experience a stuck frame streaming TV to the Xbox App. You can enter OneGuide or resize your window to restore video playback.

The media transport controls do not work when streaming TV to SmartGlass and Xbox app clients.

Installation Stopped errors: When installing digital games or apps, you may encounter an installation stopped error, and the content will stop installing.

Workaround: Hard reset the console.

High Contrast Mode: When a user enables High contrast mode in Settings, High contrast mode is always enabled on the console regardless of which user is signed in. You can disable High contrast mode under Settings > Ease of Access > High contrast.

USB keyboards and sign-in: When using a USB keyboard to enter your password, pressing the tab key may cause the sign-in page to lock up.

Party and game chat: You may be unable to hear others when joining a party chat.

Workaround: Switching to game chat should allow you to hear others correctly.

Progress bars and installation: Progress bars for installations may fail to display any progress. In the majority of cases the content installs normally after a period of time.

Dashboard: You may encounter English text with strange characters on the Home screen. This is placeholder text and will be corrected in a future update.


You may be unable to navigate to certain areas of the Store using voice commands.

Preordered games may display as fully installed and no longer have a “Preorder” designation in My games & apps.

Disc Installations:

Certain games may fail to install from a disc if auto launch is disabled.

Workaround: Enable auto launch in Settings.

If installing a disc based game while no one is signed in on the console, launching the game will cause the game to start, but crash to a black screen shortly after.

Sign-in, security & passkey: If you have enabled passkey or password protection for Settings, you may experience issues accessing certain sections of Settings.

Workaround: Navigate to Settings > Account > Sign-in, security & passkey and update your configuration. If you have trouble accessing this section in Settings, hard reset your console.

Virtual Keyboard: The virtual keyboard may not function when attempting to browse in Edge.

Snap Center: When YouTube is snapped, it may share input with the home screen.

HDMI-In: You may experience a black screen when using a device via HDMI-in, even if this device is not a cable or set-top box.

Workaround: Run through the initial TV set-up and configure for a TV provider even if you don’t have a TV provider.

My Games & Apps: My games & apps may crash if switching quickly between Apps and Queue or Games and Queue.

System Update Errors: If you encounter an update error screen while downloading a system update and the console freezes, please wait 3 minutes before rebooting the console to ensure crash data is automatically captured.

Notifications: Friends do not receive game toast notifications.

Season passes: In a small number of cases, users with season passes may find that they aren’t recognized by the game.

Workaround: Uninstall your other season passes and re-install the season pass you wish to use.

Upload Studio:

Some users are experiencing failures launching Upload Studio or intermittent crashes when using Upload Studio.

Upload Studio may freeze when navigating quickly through effects.

USB TV Tuner:

If you have a USB TV Tuner plugged into your Xbox One console, Windows and Windows Phone SmartGlass devices will crash when attempting to connect to the console. To avoid this, you can switch to the Xbox App on Windows 10 or reset your TV settings and avoid setting up the USB TV Tuner.

Saying “Xbox Pause” or pressing pause on the media remote may fail to pause TV.

Xbox App/SmartGlass Issues

SmartGlass and Xbox App Live TV/OneGuide: You may experience issues connecting to Live TV or OneGuide when connecting to the console with SmartGlass.

Workaround: Set your SmartGlass connection to auto connect, quit the app, and restart. If the issue persists, hard reset the console.


This new Xbox One experience update is currently planned for a November release for the public. It is only available to a limited set of preview members on Xbox One.

In addition to this preview update, Microsoft also released a new controller firmware update for the Xbox One controller. This update installs new firmware version 2.3.2382.0 for the controller.

Let us know what you think about these new changes in the comments below.

Danial Arshad Khan

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