Xbox One Alpha Ring build adds new GameDVR features and more

Microsoft is now rolling out Xbox One Alpha Ring build (1710.170910-1900) for insiders.  The latest build has new GameDVR features. Now, you can capture directly to an external drive at 1080p.

In addition, the new build also includes miscellaneous performance fixes when switching between games or apps. Check out more details below

New in Xbox One Alpha Ring build (1710.170910-1900)


• Game DVR

Alpha Xbox Insiders, awesome new GameDVR features added today! Capture at 1080p, and capture directly to an external drive.


• Games & Apps

Miscellaneous performance fixes when switching between games or apps.


• Blu-Ray Player
3D Blu-Ray content now correctly plays in 3D.

• Virtual Keyboard

When using virtual keyboard the auto suggest feature does not function.

• Light Theme

There are some known visual contrast issues in messaging, the entertainment twist, and the Mixer twist—you may see white on white. Fixes will be coming soon.

• Sign-in

When using Arabic or Hebrew language and signing in with a profile using the “Lock it down” security preference, the sign-in screen which requests Microsoft account e-mail address and password is distorted. This does not affect the profile if it is set to use the “Ask for my passkey” or “No barriers” security preferences.

Workaround: Set the console to use another language, sign-in, and set the profile’s security preference to “Ask for my passkey” or “No barriers”. Alternatively, you can still type in your password as normal using the virtual keyboard though the screen is distorted.

• Netflix

When using Hebrew language, Netflix fails to launch.

• Home

Images on the Mixer tab may appear clipped or duplicated.

Note that not all planned features for this update are available at this time. If you’re on the Xbox Preview Alpha ring, you can check for the latest Xbox One Insider build 1710.170910-1900 by going to Settings -> System -> Updates.

Also, 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.