Pocket Edition Beta: How to join or leave the Beta Testing Program?


Minecraft fans can play the Microsoft-owned game on a variety of platforms, including PC, Android, iOS, and console.

Today, Android players and those enjoying Minecraft on Windows 10 can start testing the cross-platform update.

The Better Together Update is meant to unify the Minecraft gaming experience across the multiple platforms that it now resides on.

Instructions on downloading the beta for Xbox One, Windows 10, and Android can be found on the official website for the game.

And Xbox One support is coming soon, too, Microsoft says.

You can expect some glitches and other issues while you try out the beta, but the ultimate goal is to help Mojang stress test their servers and see what is working, and what other bugs need to be fixed before it officially launched.

If you own Minecraft: Xbox One Edition or Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition, you'll receive the brand new version of Minecraft for free (and, don't worry, if you're attached to the old console version, you can still play that too). A bevy of new features will be included with the update including stained glass, fireworks, parrots that dance, customizable banners, armor stands, jukebox and music discs, recipe book and ravines. the ability for players to share their creations in 3D by uploading 3D models from the game directly to Remix3D.com will also be added. Helping keep kids safe online is a priority for Minecraft, and we provide parental controls across platforms via Xbox Live which help parents choose the content, communication and sharing settings that are right for their families. Although no release date has been given, we're optimistic that it'll be soon.

The "Better Together Update" also brings the biggest collection of new features ever to players on Bedrock Engine platforms (mobile, Windows 10).