A new build has been released for those in the Xbox One Preview Alpha – Skip Ahead and Preview Alpha rings on the Xbox One. With a bunch of Avatar updates, including the soft launch of the Avatar Store, the update also gives users the ability to broadcast Xbox dashboards to Mixer.
On the new Avatar front, the newest preview update brings new navigation animations, moods, and props to the Avatar Editor. As mentioned above, the Avatar Store is also available for those in Alpha and Alpha Skip Ahead rings, bringing a small collection of purchasable items for your Avatars. While the collection is currently small, Xbox is looking for early feedback on functionality. As well, anything you purchase in the Avatar Store will remain available after the store launches to the general public. Microsoft is also giving away a free Xbox Avatar shirt to those in the Insider program who check out the store before it releases to the general public. Finally, the Avatar Editor is also available on Windows 10 for Insiders. You can access this by hitting up the relevant quest in the Xbox Insider Hub.
A bit of a surprise feature addition is the ability to broadcast your entire Xbox One dashboard experience to Mixer. Currently, users can only broadcast gameplay through the Xbox but there are definitely times when it would be nice to broadcast how to do something in your dashboard. The new “Broadcast Everything” feature is enabled in the Guide by visiting the Broadcast tab. A few caveats, of course. First, the setting is always disabled at the end of each session, which is smart thinking as you probably don’t always want to be broadcasting your dashboard. Second, non-game audio is not included in the broadcast. Third, when launching apps like Netflix or YouTube, the broadcast will stop for obvious reasons.
Of course, you’ll have to keep in mind while broadcasting your Xbox dashboard to not enter passwords or other personal information. You can also disable a couple other features while broadcasting your dashboard to reduce the amount of personal information you’re broadcasting.
- To keep your email from showing on Home, go to Settings and choose Account > Sign-in, security & passkey, and uncheck Show on Home.
- To hide notifications, go to Preferences > Notifications and uncheck Notification banners on.
In addition, Xbox also mentioned the new Xbox Store Shopping Cart feature that rolled out the other day for Insiders.
What do you think about the new changes and additions to the new Xbox Avatars? Do you find the ability to broadcast your Xbox One dashboard a useful feature? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.Source: Xbox Wire
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