Introducing Beta games and Apps on Xbox One
Xbox have revealed a new feature on preview and they seem excited to unveil it and it sounds fantastic.
It’s on the Preview Dashboard app for New Xbox One Experience Previewers: Beta games and apps. Beta games and apps is your one stop to discover and download beta titles that are available to you as a result of your participation in the Xbox Preview Program, and check out related content such as Announcements, Known Issues, Quests, or Surveys. No more accidental deleted messages or codes to enter – getting a title is as easy as choosing the one you want, then pressing the “Redeem” button.
Today, Xbox is launching Beta games and apps along with the Xbox Community Calendar, an app built to help you better discover events occurring on Xbox Live. Over the next few hours, Preview members on the New Xbox One Experience will be able to find the Xbox Community Calendar app in Beta Games and Apps. Time to try it out!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is Beta games and apps?
A: Beta games and apps is a new feature on the main page of the Xbox Preview Dashboard app. It is your one stop to discover and download beta titles that are available to you as a result of your participation in the Xbox Preview Program, and check out related content such as Announcements, Known Issues, Quests, or Surveys.
Q: What kinds of titles will be available?
A: Beta games and apps will host beta versions of games and apps that are exclusive to Preview members. Today, we’re launching this feature alongside the Xbox Community Calendar, a new app that Preview members get to try out before anyone else. As more titles become available, they will be added to Beta games and apps.
Q: Who will be able to access Beta games and apps?
A: Preview Program members who are on the New Xbox One Experience can access Beta games and apps from the Xbox Preview Dashboard app. For our Preview members not yet on the New Xbox One Experience, fear not! Once you update to the New Xbox One Experience, Beta games and apps will be there waiting for you!
Q: Will I still need a code to download these games or apps?
A: No. Simply select the game or app tile from the list, and then choose Redeem, then confirm. If you’ve previously installed a title that’s available in Beta games and apps, or you are on another enrolled Preview console, Install will reinstall it.
Q: Will games or apps ever be removed from the Beta games and apps hub?
A: Once a beta has finished for a game or app, it will be removed from the Beta games and apps hub.
Q: What should I do if I have a problem with getting titles from Beta games and apps?
A: Let us Xbox know by using Report a problem, and they will take a look.
- With this initial launch of Beta Games and Apps, some NXOE Preview Members may find the section empty; this is normal, and will be resolved over the next few hours as the rollout completes. If you find the section empty, come back in a few hours, quit the Preview Dashboard, and relaunch.
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