Previously if you wanted to get access to the Xbox Preview Program, you had to be invited by Microsoft or by someone who was already a member of the program. That has all changed as Microsoft has changed how the program works as well as the branding. Not only is the named being changed to the Xbox Insider Program, everyone wants access will be able to partake in the program.

The Xbox Insider Program will also feature several new features such as an improved UI for the Xbox One, an Xbox Insider profile card, support for multiple users per Xbox One console, and more personalized content.

Feedback from our fans is important to all of us here at Xbox, and one of the more popular places to give feedback is through the Xbox Preview Program. Since the program launched in February 2014, your feature requests, ideas, and millions of votes have helped shape and improve your Xbox experience for the whole community. We’re excited to share news about what’s next for the Xbox Preview Program, including some improvements and more ways for fans to help shape the future of Xbox.

The first change is that the Xbox Preview Program is becoming the Xbox Insider Program. This new name reflects how we are expanding to offer opt-in opportunities to provide feedback on Game and App Previews alongside System Update previews.

The changes have already started rolling out, however, as of the time of me writing this I haven’t seen the update trickle down to my Xbox One. Hopefully, we’ll see it coming more commonplace soon, so we can take it out for test drive and report back on the changes.


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Keith Mitchell is the Founder and Editor in Chief of The Outerhaven. A grizzled IT professional during the day, but a passionate lover of video games after his 9-5 grid. Loves playing the Dark Souls series and has been gaming since he was 6 years old. He's 40+ now, that old guy that he is.