New Xbox 360 System Update Brings Expanded PayPal Functionality

I am happy to announce that, as a part of a new Xbox 360 System Update, we’re expanding our integration with PayPal to allow U.S. and international Xbox LIVE users to make purchases on their Xbox 360 consoles with their PayPal accounts.* Once you’ve linked your PayPal account to your Xbox LIVE account on Xbox.com, you’ll be off and running to use it as a billing option, allowing you to buy content such as Microsoft Points, Xbox LIVE Gold subscriptions and Games on Demand titles.

We are rolling out the Xbox 360 System Update gradually to all Xbox LIVE users starting today and throughout the next couple weeks to ensure a high quality deployment. Just like any other update to our service, you will know you’ve received it when you turn on your Xbox 360 console, connect to Xbox LIVE and receive a notification to download the update. It’s important to note that it may take a few days to make its way around the globe. Thanks for your patience if you don’t get it right away!

This particular update will also bring an auto-standby feature that places your console on standby if it’s idle for more than one hour, helping to reduce power consumption. This feature will be available under Auto-Off in Console Settings after you download the update

Finally, thank you to all who participated in the preview program for this Xbox 360 System Update. Your contributions helped us prepare for the updated Xbox 360 disc format capability that comes with this release.

*PayPal functionality will not be available in the following Xbox LIVE regions: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Hungary, India, Japan, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan

Edit: Updated to clarify the auto-standby feature

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  • Anonymous

    another day passes and still waiting…………

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  • Jeremy Hastings

    Is there a place to find out everything that is included in the update? Is it supposed to be a new dashboard?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/mcallistermichael Michael McAllister

    No update for me yet!  :(  Hope I get it soon.

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  • Anonymous

    Can anyone answer me something?   I have the latest update version but i dont see paypal anywhere,  im a US user.   I also do not see this Auto Standby feature anywhere.   Is it the auto shutoff option?

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  • Anonymous

    gee what a surprise still waiting………….

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    im stil waitin as well 

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     So much for a smooth deployment of this latest and greatest update eh Larry Hyreb. Looks like all the added security is working for now, until of course it’s broken within a week or a month… further hindering any legitimate customer M$ has inconvinenced. Such an important update just for the veneer of Paypal integregation… along with changing the dvd key location, disc format, reflashing drive to stock firmware, extra intrusive calling home (perhaps illegal?) and new AP25 challenges facilitating the bricking of consoles through shoddy implementation that M$ is notorious for. But so long as share holders believe projections will be met through this faux panacea who cares. Your new website is as pretentious as your contributions towards the console industry might i also add (Inventing achivements is like Al Gore laying claim to inventing the internet, you’re the most overpaid glorified PR in history) and as slow as the antiquated Xbox 360 hardware. But atleast I believe you realize if another banwave was initiated the likelyhood of people purchasing new consoles is low enough the profit risk reward pendulum swings in the favor of continuing to collect gold membership opposed to reinvestment into another out dated poorly designed brick.

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     meh still waiting (UK)

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    Any Canadians get the Xbox Update yet?

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  • Anonymous

    and once again another day comes and yep you guessed it no update, still waiting…….. and waiting……. and waiting………… is Florida on some kind of do not update list? I would at least like to see the paypal option before the big earthquake comes and starts the chains of events that leads to the end of the world.

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  • http://jake-crawford.com Jake Crawford

    Please relay my thanks for all the hard work the LIVE team does for the community. There have been so many crucial improvements to the services since I started using, almost 5 years ago! Paypal is a pretty neat feature but doesn’t change the service substantially, but improvement is improvement.

    Have a good one!

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     You can’t remove a credit card if you have a Gold subscription that is paid for with that credit card. Even though it was paid for, you have to literally call. I called last Fall and the guy said I would need another credit card to take the card off.

    MS makes it super-easy to give them money, yet not so easy to stop automatically giving them money.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/IThatTechGuy Martyn Tranter

    I gotta ask seriously UK, Japan ext get it but….Canadians get left out this is really getting annoying. If we cant get everything everyone else can then why don’t you make us pay less for xbox live its only fair. You guys need to start getting Canada all these features.

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    • http://twitter.com/CdnHeyYou Robbie S.

      Yep we will be. Haven’t heard any Canadians getting the update yet.

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    • http://123kinect.com Legreffer

      I didn’t got it. But as I said earlier, this update will last 10 days. I think in France it start on may 23. It seems that for now only US have it. Everyone will have it, but not all are getting this update at the same time.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000928057177 David Brookes

    Anyone in Australia got this update yet?

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  • Anonymous

    anyone in Georgia USA get it yet 

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    • Anonymous

      Just got it I’m in the Rome area.

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  • Anonymous

    still waiting……… how long does it take to push an update? I mean honestly. Sony can’t keep a network up and you guys can’t push an update, what a joke.

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    • http://helldescent.com/ Cj

      Are you really itching that bad for a paypal option and a new idle function?

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      • http://twitter.com/CdnHeyYou Robbie S.

        I am. I need to buy XBL Gold. There’s a deal on the dashboard, $10 for 3 months.

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    not yet in newyork whats going on xbox  

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  • Anonymous

     come on now, i want the update already and i live in the U.S. this is ridiculous

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  • Anonymous

     i have still not gotten the update and I live in the U.S. this is ridiculous. When will I get it?? I do not like how microsoft rolls out updates nowadays. It is very very annoying.

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     has anyone in Europe had the Xbox 360 System update yet?

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    • Anonymous

      They will when they say that Israel has the right to exist.

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