October 14th 2009 6:51 pm PT

Xbox LIVE Preview Program: Zune, Facebook and Twitter


I am happy to announce that we’re doing an Xbox LIVE Update Preview program for upcoming features such as Zune, Facebook and Twitter. Much like we have done in the past, you’ll need to visit the Microsoft Connect site from this link and sign in with your Windows LIVE ID that is connected to your Xbox LIVE Gamertag. 

Once you do that, you need to fill out the "Xbox LIVE Update Preview Sign Up" survey in order to be considered for receiving the Preview System Update. We’re asking a few questions about where you live, your home network, ISP connection and a few other pieces of information. We are looking for a good cross-section of our members in order to get the best feedback we can.
The Xbox team will then review all of the applications and if you’re selected we’ll send you an email notifying you of your acceptance in the program.  A couple of points before you head off to register:

  • We’re looking for multiple thousands of participants, so your chances of making it in are good
  • This opportunity is open to all Xbox LIVE Members in regions where Xbox LIVE is available
  • Just completing the survey does not automatically get you access to the Preview Program. We’ll be making final selections from the completed surveys and send you an email if you are selected.
  • While both Xbox LIVE Gold and Silver members can sign up, Priority will be given to Gold members in the selection process.

For additional details and specific requirements, head to Xbox.com.


If you are accepted, you’ll hear from us in about a week. Make sure your information on Connect is updated with a current email address so we can email you if you are accepted.


Sign up for the Xbox LIVE Update Preview Program


Good luck!



Update: The sign up period for the preview program is now closed. Good luck!

Xbox 360 By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • RoninHarlequin

    What if we signed up before the connect page had problems? Do we have to sign up again?

  • CaNiBaL Elite

    Thxs again just signed up.
    @scuBsnk It let me register just a min ago.

  • DeadOne Walking

    Thank you for another preview program! I was not picked for the first one, but was picked for the second one. Got in the first wave and I really enjoyed it. I hope top be able to take part in this one as well.

  • Bigglesworth

    finally got in and registered. :)

  • Obviously Jesus

    Signed up as soon as I saw this come out. I want so badly to be in the preview program again, I was in the last one with the Avatar Marketplace and whatnot.

  • x409RYAN409x

    i’ve signed up hope i get in it happend before

  • talica1916

    I signed up when will the preview be released!

  • thefalcon2k

    I wonder if people actually read the story itself or just the headline. More information on the Preview will be sent out within a week from now.

  • Major Rebirth

    The was already something in the survey that bothered me:
    Why is it that because I live in the Netherlands my Primary Language must be Dutch? I was born and raised in the United Kingdom, moved to the Netherlands. So my Primary Langauge is English, and I’m not a rare case.
    Please add English as a Primary Language for people in the Netherlands, can’t stand seeing the Marketplace in Dutch.

  • madnizz

    Major Rebirth, you are no rear case, i would do anything to have English as my marketplace primary language instead of German.

  • OvenProofHornet

    Just signed up. Cant wait to try it

  • L0ng5h0t

    This is soooooooo cool. Now I can tell everyone about my l33t sk1llz in 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand while still keeping tabs on my boy Ashton. I don’t ever wanna grow up!

  • DavidGX

    Facebook and twitter… really? Please tell me there’s something in this update other than that and the zune marketplace.

  • KEV2O9

    Well I managed to fill in the form so hopefuly I’ll get in. I tried numerous times yesterday to complete the form but it kept dieing everytime… funny thing is when I filled out the form today there wasn’t as many categories to fill out as yesterdays?

    I’m not on twitter but this new facebook idea sounds ok (not sure its an essential add on really?)… I’d much rather just have an internet browser. The new sky tv features sounds cool though – shame its not in this beta though.

  • Mohbyuz

    So…. I tried to sign up for the preview, but I realized I screwed up and managed to misfile my Xbox Serial and CID and ended up putting in some the information for my wireless router that I use to connect devices to my network.

    Is there anyway to get to be able to edit the application so I can include the right information?

    This will teach me for next time that there is a preview or beta.

  • Mithrildor

    @ Major Rebirth:


    Im born in the Netherlands (and still live here) and one thing that bothers me is some marketplace text is in Dutch. Its really annoying because the rest of the xbox 360 is in English. Or everything English with a everything Dutch option or everything English.

    But thats not only thing what I dont like here on the 360 in the Netherlands: Microsoft pretends that we dont exist here and we dont get all the cool updates.

  • MCAH22

    How long did it take you guys to register? The register page for me has been loading for about an hour now, those green dots in the middle just keep going in a circle.

  • Only1Nexus

    Got signed up and i hope i receive something soon. Good luck to you all.

  • SuperNaffyDuck

    Signed up last night. Was in the other Beta’s so hopefully will get in this one too.

    You guys that are getting the loading screen, try switching browsers. It doesn’t work with Safari (which includes iPhone), but Firefox and IE work fine.

  • DELTA 15T

    I just signed up! Now I’m of for some Halo 3 ODST!

  • WinterSnowblind

    I was accepted into all the other Beta’s, so hopefully I can get into this one. I’m not much of a Facebook user, but I use Twitter and I *love* Last.FM. If they could only introduce the option to stream music through games, it’d be the greatest thing ever.

  • scuBsnk

    Finally got signed up! Thanks SuperNaffyDuck for posting that about the browsers not being compatible. I use google chrome and firefox, didnt think to try IE! Thanks alot!!

  • OrangeSodaSmurf

    yay finally got all mah info and signed up
    no errors this time oddly enuf

  • Just2Lazzzy

    Already signed up 2-3 days ago. Was informed of this news on “Gametrailers.com” Now I’m hoping to get an email confirming my entry application. I had to fill in some of my HDTV information too. Unexpected, but all filled out correctly.

  • Tripp McNeilly

    My xbox red ringed right after I signed up for the preview. I bought a new Elite, now I won’t get the preview will I?

  • asiandrumr

    Signed up! Facebook on my xbox? Nice!

  • Lord Of Blah

    I’m not really excited for Facebook; I don’t know how to work it yet.

    I really want Twitter, though. Gotta’ keep up with my B.net Peepz. lol.

  • Lord Of Blah

    Also, I didn’t need to fill out any questions besides my GT, and Console Serial & ID. Is that because I was in the Avatar/Netflix/etc. Pre-Update?

  • TruHyp

    Done, will be nice if I get selected but if not it’s great to just enter.

  • KEV2O9

    @Lord of Blah: Yeah that was the same for me when I finaly managed to fill out the form.

  • Lord Of Blah

    @KEV209, ok thanks.

  • hyghwayman

    Done, hope I can get in this also.

  • PHILLY02

    @Lord Of Blah: When i signed up i had to give information about my TV/Display, and i was also in all the other previews so i dont know why you didnt have to enter that information.

  • SplitSaw

    @Lord Of Blah: I also was in all the other previews and it asked me for TV/Display too

  • IconicSoulJA

    I quit because of Microsoft’s Greed toward consumers in regards to memory storage.

  • Goodeye84

    @Tripp McNeilly

    No BUT that’s not all bad news. If it’s like the last update. Microsoft will “HOPEFULLY” have a section where you can put in the new console ID and serial number of your box.

    Not a guarantee they will do it but they did it last time hopefully they will again.

  • Anonymous

    i’ve entered =P

  • capiotti

    I quit because of Microsoft’s Greed toward consumers in regards to memory storage.

  • Goodeye84

    I did notice that if you go to the connect page now for the update. Last.Fm shows up in the banner up top. Hopefully it’s in the update preview. If not I assume when it fully launches it will be.

  • OrangeSodaSmurf

    now im mad that twitter on xbox is only for the UK

  • Goodeye84


    It is NOT only for the UK dude. Who the heck told you that? And if no one told you that stop spreading lies.

  • Goodeye84


    If your talking about the UK xbox site that spilled the beans on a release date. Your aware that it was a mistake and has been fixed. If it was only for the UK They would have announced that. And seeing how some press is already using it search for Peter Rojas on twitter, and major as well as others at xbox have been seen twittering from their Xboxs.

    Please don’t believe everything you see online.

  • Darkon X

    Finally, this time it didn’t ask me for my Internet connection or TV model though…

    The first time it kept giving me an error and kept asking all these questions. I hope I get into it regardless.

  • Steve CTID

    Yeah, as far as i’ve seen the only UK only service thats coming is Sky TV and thats because Sky TV isnt a company that operates in the States.

    Either way I dont ‘get’ Twitter anyway, maybe i’m too old :p

  • PumpActionCow

    Hoozah for Facebook on Xbox.!

  • PumpActionCow

    Hoozah for Facebook on Xbox.!

  • Anonymous

    Major is there a way to see are information we entered so we can make sure its right. Cause I did make sure but I think I missed something and I register before all the changed happen does that matter do I have to re register?

    If you can please send me a tweet @xMrMariox

  • Whetzel

    I have a quick question. How can I register more than one 360 for the preview program?
    I registered the 360 in the theater room, but I use the 360 in the bedroom A LOT. It’s mainly just a Media Center system, but It would be nice to have the new features on that 360 too.

  • Agent Charisma

    Wonder how soon the invites will go out? My guess is Wednesday!

  • Goodeye84

    @Agent Charisma

    Hopefully the last one Invites went out on a Wednesday I believe.

    I hope I get in . I work 4-10 schedule so I will have all weekend to play with this!