Second Xbox One 1805 build is now available for Preview Alpha Insiders

Laurent Giret

Even though the Xbox One Spring update (1804) has yet to roll out all Xbox One owners, the Xbox team has already started to release the first 1805 builds to Preview Alpha Insiders. A first preview build was made available last Friday, and the second one (1805.180413-1509) was released just yesterday.

This latest preview build brings no new features, but the Xbox team notes that it should improve system reliability. It also bring some fixes for Game Hubs, Mixer, the Settings app, as well as the Spotify and Twitch apps. The full release notes can be found below:


  • Game Hubs: Fixed a problem in which some users receives a black screen when launching full screen Game Hubs.
  • Mixer: Fixed a problem in which some users would lose Interactive channels lose functionality.
  • Settings: Fixed a problem in which some users were unable to enter a user name or credit card number using the virtual keyboard when adding a new payment option.
  • Spotify: The Spotify app search function has been updated in the app and in the console platform.
  • System Reliability: Resolved a system stability issue that could result in the console crashing when the console was in Instant on mode.
  • Twitch: Fixed an issue in which users when Selecting the (B) button within settings will unsnap the app instead of displaying the Broadcast and chat section.

Known Issues:

  • Audio: Some users may experience intermittent loss of Audio with certain configurations of AV receivers with ATMOS or with changing audio configurations during console use.
  • Pi-hole: 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.

The Xbox team said that it will announce “great new features” over the coming weeks, and hopefully this includes the redesigned Xbox Live avatars that we first saw last year at E3 2017. If you want to join the Preview Alpha ring and get these 1805 builds before everyone else, be aware that this ring is still invite-only and reserved for Insiders that provide the best feedback.