Xbox Insider updates bring new parental controls to Alpha and Ring 3 members

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A pair of new builds is headed out to members of the Xbox Insider Program on the Alpha ring and Ring 3. With this release, Insiders on both rings are getting a look at a new Activity Report feature, which lets parents keep an eye on how their kids are using their Xbox. Ring 3 members, meanwhile, are getting their first look at some of the social features Microsoft previously announced and has been testing in the Alpha and Beta rings.

Xbox Insider updates bring new parental controls to Alpha and Ring 3 members

Here’s an official look at what’s new from the release notes for the Alpha ring and Ring 3:

Alpha

DETAILS

  • OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1704.170401-1900
  • Available: 6:00PM PDT 4/5 (1:00AM GMT 6/4)

NEW FEATURES

  • Activity Reports: Activity reports are now available on Xbox One! You can now monitor your child’s activity on Xbox One including web browsing, app & game usage, screen time limits (where available), and purchase history.

  • To access activity reports:

  • Navigate to account.microsoft.com/family.
  • Sign in with your Microsoft account, and ensure there is at least one child account in your Family.
  • In the top menu bar, navigate to the Family tab, select your child, and select Activity next to their account.
  • Under Activity reporting, switch the toggle to “On”.
  • Check back in 24 hours to view your child’s activity on Xbox One.

Fixes

  • Miscellaneous fixes and improvements.

Known Issues

  • Settings – Display & sound: The Audio output page is under construction and some of the new settings are not yet functional. New support is planned for Dolby Atmos for home theater, Dolby Atmos for headphones, and more in upcoming builds. An announcement will be made when these new features are ready to try out; enabling these settings now will have no effect.
  • Wireless Display: The Wireless Display app fails to launch and immediately crashes to Home.

Ring 3

Details

  • OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1704.170330-1900
  • Available: 6:00PM PDT 4/5 (1:00AM GMT 6/4)

New Features

  • Welcome to 1704 on Xbox One! This month we’re rolling out several feature updates inspired by your feedback. You can read more about the features coming in this update on the Xbox News Wire. NOTE: Not all planned features for this update are available at this time.
  • Activity Reports: Activity reports are now available on Xbox One! You can now monitor your child’s activity on Xbox One including web browsing, app & game usage, screen time limits (where available), and purchase history.

  • To access activity reports:

  • Navigate to account.microsoft.com/family.
  • Sign in with your Microsoft account, and ensure there is at least one child account in your Family.
  • In the top menu bar, navigate to the Family tab, select your child, and select Activity next to their account.
  • Under Activity reporting, switch the toggle to “On”.
  • Check back in 24 hours to view your child’s activity on Xbox One.

Known Issues

  • Settings – Display & sound: The Audio output page is under construction and some of the new settings are not yet functional. New support is planned for Dolby Atmos for home theater, Dolby Atmos for headphones, and more in upcoming builds. An announcement will be made when these new features are ready to try out; enabling these settings now will have no effect.
  • Wireless Display: The Wireless Display app fails to launch and immediately crashes to Home.

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