Xbox One preview program won't be accepting many new users from now on

Microsoft program manager Emily Hanson revealed it will now be a little bit harder to get into the Xbox One preview program due to a 'tremendous response' from users.


Xbox One owners who have yet to get into the consoles preview program will now find it even more difficult to take part in it as Microsoft is slowing down the rate which it accepts new registrations.

Microsoft program manager Emily Hanson announced this change through the preview program section of the Xbox forums. “Due to a tremendous response from our fans, the Xbox Preview program has reached a near capacity level,” Hanson writes. “With that in mind, we are slowing the number of new people we are accepting to optimize for testing.”

It’s interesting to see Microsoft receive such a large response from users to take part in the Xbox One preview program. The company should consider making the program more widely available for those who are curious enough to check out future features before they’re released to all Xbox One consoles. Something like an icon on the dashboard to download a "beta" version of the Xbox One software would be nice, although the risk of accidentally bricking a console could be pretty high with that route.

[Via Xbox]

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    August 25, 2015 8:22 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Xbox One preview program won't be accepting many new users from now on

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      August 25, 2015 8:37 AM

      Before too long they'll have to let people opt in to Insider Builds like they do on the desktop.

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      August 25, 2015 9:34 AM

      Harder to get in now? I have been trying for months now and nothing.

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      August 25, 2015 12:36 PM

      That's not necessarily a bad thing. Do you like waiting over an hour for a 2 GB update every couple of weeks?

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        August 25, 2015 1:14 PM


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          August 25, 2015 1:25 PM

          They can if you have that feature on. If you don't then there are times every few days you are manually downloading a 2gb update and waiting to play.

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            August 25, 2015 1:28 PM

            yah if your in the preview program you'll want to turn on the Instant On feature... at first I had it disabled and it seemed it was downloading an update everytime I turned on my console. :\

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              August 25, 2015 2:30 PM

              yah if your in the preview program you own an XBone you'll want to turn on the Instant On feature

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                August 25, 2015 2:49 PM

                yah it's pretty awesome... I've run into an occasional glitch with some apps or games not restarting correctly. Granted that's simple enough to fix by force quiting the app/game and restating it.

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        August 25, 2015 3:01 PM

        why would you not have background downloads on?

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