Now the controller should connect in under two seconds.The new update also offers a number of unspecified "stability improvements" to resolve issues sent to Microsoft by Xbox One customers and members of the Xbox Preview Program.Perhaps you're somewhere without wireless, or without a way of easily plugging in an ethernet cable?Or maybe you just want to have the update already downloaded ready for when you first switch on the console.This program gives Xbox One owners an early shot at trying out new features before they roll out to all console users.Those in the Xbox Preview Program are encouraged to provide feedback and suggestions to Microsoft based on new features to help the company determine whether those features are fit and ready for all Xbox One users.
That said, anyone who runs into difficulties now may be forced to go through Microsoft support channels to get the files they need, rather than simply obtain them from Microsoft's server.
UPDATE: Microsoft has removed its instructions for updating Xbox One without connecting it to the internet.
The company issued Eurogamer a statement contradicting its earlier claim that the site could be used to manually update an Xbox One's firmware.
Note: If youre in the middle of a system update and need to find your OS version, pull both triggers and both bumpers on your controller.
The OS version is listed as Build and is the second line down.