Xbox Insiders in the Alpha and Alpha Skip-Ahead Channels can now access a new build that speeds up how quickly your Xbox Series X|S scans for games that have updates available.
Xbox owners might already know that checking for updates can sometimes take longer than expected, so this Xbox OS tweak should alleviate that problem if you’ve ever found yourself staring at the “Updates” menu. updated” too long.
Eden Marie, Head of Xbox Engineering, said Twitter: “Xbox Alpha and Alpha Skip Ahead Insiders, today’s update includes an initial set of fixes targeted to the speed of checking for updates in my games and apps. Tiles should appear sooner, and you may see additional processing later (especially if you sort by size).
Developing further, Mary provided a Warning that the crawling process can still be slow when you have “extremely large amounts of content installed”. As such, she recommends reporting bugs once patches are applied, so it can be further investigated. Considering this is an early set of fixes, we expect more changes to be made in future updates.
If you want to become an Xbox Insider, you don’t need to go through a registration process. All you need to do is download the Xbox Insider Hub app, which is available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Best of all, you don’t need to sign up for every preview, you can choose the ones that interest you.
Remember that these features are in beta testing, so you may encounter bugs. Some insights are also not available to all initiates, as there are five “rings” by which initiates are classified: Alpha Skip-Ahead, Alpha, Beta, Delta, and Omega. You can find out more on the official FAQ.
Thanks to Xbox Game Pass, filling up your console’s storage is all too easy. Games come and go from the subscription service frequently, though we usually get a generous selection of new additions to compensate. Microsoft’s proprietary lineup is also still available, so you can jump into Halo Infinite, Sea of Thieves, Forza Horizon 5 and more anytime.
If you’re an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber, you can always try Xbox Cloud Gaming to fix this storage issue, which also completely eliminates the need for updates. Of course, that’s assuming your internet connection is up to the task, but if not, we’d recommend getting a 1TB storage expansion card from Seagate.
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