Xbox One beta program will let you test future updates

Beginning today, Microsoft begins inviting "select" Xbox Live members to preview features before they become publicly available.

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Microsoft is rolling out a new Xbox One beta program that will allow some users to test upcoming system updates and give feedback prior to their public release, the company announced today on the Xbox Wire.

The Xbox One beta program begins today. Microsoft is now inviting "select" Xbox Live members to preview the March 4 Xbox One update, which promises to fix party chat ahead of Titanfall's launch on March 11. If you're selected, you'll be notified via a message on Xbox Live.

After downloading and spending time with the new features, you are asked to provide feedback to Microsoft's research team in this private forum. A similar beta testing program was in place for the Xbox 360.

"We're counting on our fans to share their input as we're putting the final touches on the new features that we plan to deliver in early March," Microsoft said in a statement.

The February Xbox One system update rolled out last week, introducing a battery power indication, improved storage space management, and USB keyboard support, among other improvements.

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