Microsoft announces Xbox Insider Program rebranding, now anyone can join

Microsoft rebrands its Xbox beta program to "Xbox Insider Program" and it'll soon open the doors to all Xbox owners without invitation.

Xbox One controller

Microsoft announces that its Xbox Preview Program has been rebranded to “Xbox Insider Program”, and the company is now also ready to expand the program to anyone who owns an Xbox.

The name change was made to reflect that now anyone can participate in the program without any special invitation to test and provide feedback on games, apps, and system update previews.

However, the Xbox Insider Program won’t be open to everyone just yet. According to the company the Xbox system updates will continue to be limited to those who are already participating in the preview program. This means that it’ll take some time before anyone can join the Insider Program to try out beta versions of Xbox.

Similar to the Windows Insider Program, the Xbox Insider Program is just another effort from Microsoft to get feedback from real users to help shape the future of Xbox One.

For more details on the new Xbox Insider Program check this Xbox support page.

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Thanks Dave @CoreWindows for the heads up!

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