Today you will notice some new additions on your dashboard if you are a member of the New Xbox One Experience Preview.
These are Beta Games & Apps including a Community Calendar, deigned to help you find and install beta games that are available to those who are in the Preview Program. You will also be able to check out content such as announcements, surveys, quests and known issues.
Xbox has provided a list of FAQ’s to help you better understand the purpose of these apps and their main functions:
Q: What is Beta games and apps? A: Beta games and apps is a new feature on the main page of the Xbox Preview Dashboard app. It is your one stop to discover and download beta titles that are available to you as a result of your participation in the Xbox Preview Program, and check out related content such as Announcements, Known Issues, Quests, or Surveys.
Q: What kinds of titles will be available? A: Beta games and apps will host beta versions of games and apps that are exclusive to Preview members. Today, we’re launching this feature alongside the Xbox Community Calendar, a new app that Preview members get to try out before anyone else. As more titles become available, they will be added to Beta games and apps.
Q: Who will be able to access Beta games and apps? A: Preview Program members who are on the New Xbox One Experience can access Beta games and apps from the Xbox Preview Dashboard app. For our Preview members not yet on the New Xbox One Experience, fear not! Once you update to the New Xbox One Experience, Beta games and apps will be there waiting for you!
Q: Will I still need a code to download these games or apps? A: No. Simply select the game or app tile from the list, and then choose Redeem, then confirm. If you’ve previously installed a title that’s available in Beta games and apps, or you are on another enrolled Preview console, Install will reinstall it.
Q: Will games or apps ever be removed from the Beta games and apps hub? A: Once a beta has finished for a game or app, it will be removed from the Beta games and apps hub.
Q: What should I do if I have a problem with getting titles from Beta games and apps? A: Let us Xbox know by using Report a problem, and they will take a look.