/New Alpha and Alpha Skip Ahead Rings 1904 Build 3/4/19

New Alpha and Alpha Skip Ahead Rings 1904 Build 3/4/19

System Update Splash Screen

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Skip Ahead and Preview Alpha Rings will begin receiving the latest 1904 Xbox One system update (19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_190418349.2000.190228-1920). Read on for more about the new features, fixes and known issues in the latest 1904 system update.   For the next few releases we will keep Alpha Skip Ahead and Alpha builds in sync to test core functionality.



OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_190418349.2000.190228-1920
Available: 2:00PM PST 3/4/19
Mandatory Date/Time: 3:00 AM PST 3/5/19


New Features:


A complete feature list for 1904 is published here https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/02/21/new-features-rolling-out-to-xbox-insiders-this-spring/




Messaging – Group Conversations

  • We now show gamertags in group conversation messages.
  • Fixes in this build to improve the experience when creating group conversations.

My games and Apps

  • We have resolved the issue in which some users were seeing no content in the Memberships section of My games and Apps.
  • We have fixed the issue in which users could not Hide games or apps in your collection.

Party Chat

  • We have resolved an issue in which some users cannot join party chat.


  • Various localization fixes.


Known Issues:



  • We are aware of issues of No Audio heard from Non-Spatial Audio games when using Dolby Atmos for Home Theater with the LG SJ9 soundbar.
  • We are tracking the issue in which users with Dolby Atmos setups may have no sound or low sound (with snap, crackle and pop!) when coming out of Instant On.  Workaround : Reboot your Audio video Receiver (AVR) to reenable the audio stream correctly as one option.  Also try changing your console Audio settings back to Dolby Digital to restore sound then reboot your AVR to confirm sounds then change the console back to Dolby Atmos in Audio settings.


  • We are investigating some reports that the Blu-ray player doesn’t support HDR when playing HDR10 & Dolby Vision disc with “Enable Dolby Vision” turned on in settings.

Disney Adventures

  • We are tracking an issue that this title is crashing on launch.

EA Access App

  • We are tracking the following two issues with the EA Access app and the 1904 recovery:
  1. Users are unable to purchase an EA Access subscription from inside the EA Access app.  When you select the icon to renew nothing happens.  Workaround: Purchase the renewal from www.xbox.com or from the Microsoft Store app.
  2. Users are unable to get a game trial from inside the EA Access App.  When you select the Game trial icon nothing happens.  Workaround : Search for the trial in the Microsoft Store and install the trail from the game Product Display Page (PDP).

Game Pass Mobile App

  • Issue/Impact – After pushing a remote installation of a game from the Game Pass mobile app, customers will not see progress of the installation on in the mobile app and may not receive install notifications.  The game will still successfully install if there is sufficient available space on the console.
  • Affected audience – must be in 1904 preview, must be a GP subscriber, must be using the GP mobile app, must be pushing game installations from the app.
  • Workarounds – None.  A fix is coming in the next version of the mobile app in March.  Customers interested in getting early access to the fix can download the Game Pass Beta app.


  • We are aware that the clock/time is missing from home and the dashboard.
  • We are tracking that notifications are not displaying on the console (such as achievement toasts).

Profile Color

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

Virtual Keyboard – On Screen Keyboard in Hebrew

  • We are aware that the onscreen keyboard in Hebrew the period or semi-colon no longer works. Workaround: A physical usb keyboard works.