May 19th 2011 2:30 am PT

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

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/Phalastini Andy

    has anyone in Europe got the MICROSOFT XBOX UPDATE yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

  • Anonymous

    this situation is so wired..not everyone getting this update..i got mine on 19th of May but other people seems to not getting this..MS#!@%@#$^

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  • http://twitter.com/vMorph Mylo Williams-Whitem

    Just got it and im from England!

  • http://www.facebook.com/hood.locsta Hood Locsta

    not in newyork yet

  • Shonk .

    Im in the uk
    and 2 of my consoles got it today

    Falcon 2008 Liteon Elite (Updated 24th)
    Falcon Refurb 2010 Liteon (Updated 24th) (Was Falcon 2007 Week 35 Hitachi before refurb)
    Falcon 2007 Week 40 Benq
    Jasper 2009 Liteon Elite
    Xenon 2006 Samsung

  • http://www.facebook.com/GTTomb Thomas Simpson

    just got my update 

    i’m in the UK

  • http://twitter.com/CasperPL Luke

    Got updated :) (Poland)

  • http://www.facebook.com/Phalastini Andy

    just got the Microsoft Xbox update in Spain for my Xbox 360 Elite 120GB  2010 console

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.bayes Alex Nicky Bayes Southe

    im in the uki have not got my update

  • Master_Mind6076

    this is bull this update also patches modded accounts

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

    Nothing here in BC,Canada yet.

  • Anonymous

    WTF can the Xbox live team pull their head out of their a$$ and push this update damn are you  ignorant or stupid or both.

    • http://www.facebook.com/josh.haas Josh Haas

      lol, your daily comments are awesome. Are you really THAT anxious to get Paypal on your xbox?

      • Anonymous

        Yes paypal is way better considering Microsoft want a phone call, stool sample, blood sample, hair sample, left testical just to get your credit card removed because they make it hard as hell so you won’t do it. With Paypal you can cut them off at anytime and don’t have to worry about them getting hacked like Sony and your credit card info getting spread like wildfire. Now we have a really simple small update and this academically challenged  Xbox Live team can’t get it pushed out. Honestly what is the delay there is no reason for it.

        • Richard Pasztor

           I had to give up my strong resistance against providing my account to this site, as anonym posting is disabled, just to reply to you :)

          MS said the update period start from 19th and lasts till the 30th. Its a time range. Nobody said US will have priority, or even your box will have priority. Which part is not clear?

          Other than that, this update will just deliver some more piracy-proof functionality. I wonder who is getting to be excited for such otherwise invisible changes?

          • Anonymous

            “more piracy-proof functionality” hahahahahahahahaha ok Mr. mentally challenged person what planet you live on. Microsoft has used piracy to generate sales all these years hence “Xbox live bans” knowing they would just buy another box. Isn’t it funny they always do it last quarter of the year during the busiest shopping time. Now your banking on this update being piracy proof come on now who is kidding who Microsoft could have done something long ago, and I’m willing to bet this update with the new disc format and flashing drives back to stock firmware will be no different they will find a way around it also. As far as priority well a business should always satisfy it’s bigger market first and seeing how the US is the bigger market you can fill in the blank from there.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GNXXPTHIIFDUVZYG2D2BI6445Y Gilti

    if your box chipd be prepared to be baned once you download this new update…”you’ve been warned”

  • James Murphy

    Does this mean you can use a Paypal balance or do you still need a credit/debit card?

  • Shantez Burse

    Cool I need a paypal option.

  • Shantez Burse

    Cool I need a paypal option.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1389182194 David Spencer

    Lol my partner got the update on her Xbox yet I can’t get it on my Xbox for some reason yet we are in the same house. 

    • http://twitter.com/IKoRuPT KoRuPT

      Because it’s by the type of dvd drive in the system, not location.

  • Anonymous

    Seriously dude, I’m getting fucking pissed.

  • Sheldon Reyes

    I don’t know if you can help me, if not please show me where can i go to get the help we all need in the caribbean and some parts of Europe and Germany as well as central America. Ever since i got my 360 about 3-4 years ago i was happy to see how the gaming industry has change since Atari. i was only fortunate to go online about 2yrs  now and it has been great. the frist Halo was the game that literally stop me from buying a ps2 at the time and  that i thank my cousin for. But what really bugs me and millions and yes millions is the “Region blocking” that is going on. One minute you have access to the content and the next day you don’t. It’s hard to pay for something both console and game and you still don’t have full  access to all the content in it. it that’s the case then we need some kind of reimbursement on game and console. and most if not all would agree with me that the reimbursement thing won’t work we are true gamers and some of us are better than anyone in the US. We want to be able to compete “one on one”, Team against team”, strangers  against strangers “. we want to have fun. We want to see what it like to view Hulu, Netflix, LastFM and ESPN3. WE want to have full access of the Microsoft Xbox 360 gaming experience like it promise. If it take getting a partition going i can get that started with all the gamer tags of people who has been region block. We don’t care what the government has to say it is us the techie and the gamers, the the young and the middle age that have them there. It’s the same kind of group of people that put President Obama into office, that lives around the world that just want to have FUN. So if it is that a DNS number must be sent out to all region block areas then let’s do so so we can show not only us who are block but most of our friends local and aboard who we convince to switch from PS3 to 360 since PSN is down now and they have done so, let’s abolish the region block for good never to return, let’s do this to show how great Microsoft and the gaming industry is great.

    p.s: Please forward to who ever should be viewing this if not you. Need this fix urgent

    Thanking You in advance.

    (868) 334 5081

  • http://twitter.com/fmsantos39 Marcos Santos

    Xbox 360 Pro 2009, no update yet

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BUAK2WDOKG4DFJ2IL7Z7WSJ5JM Bastien

    Xbox 360 Slim no update yet     

  • Anonymous

    Come on already! Whats the holdup? I got a brand new Xbox 360 Slim and have not got the update as of yet. But then again i live in Norway and we always get the good stuff last if we get it at all! We never have and i suspect never will get access to all the cool stuff that USA get’s, but what we do get it the shit end of the stick.

  • Anonymous

    My sons xbox got the update and now when we try to start a backup disc we got open tray but original games it works. Dont take update if your like to play backup disc.

    • Anonymous

      So what you are basically saying is don’t update a modded Xbox used for pirated disc opps I meant “backup disc” hahahaha Ok guys you heard it here first do not update your modded Xbox’s otherwise your pirated disc opps there I go again I meant “backup disc” will no longer work you have been warned.lol

      • darrenperrett

        While I understand and agree with the anti-piracy sentiment, if it’s true that backups cannot be played:  some countries copyright laws (New Zealand for example) allow a user to make a backup copy of a software or film or music provided that the user maintains the original copy.

        The 360 is an interesting case admittedly since you would need to modify your console in some way to play the backup, but really Microsoft should allow backups to comply with the law but exempt those users from using the LIVE service.

  • Anonymous

    This update make a new firmware in your dvd dont do this update. Now when we put a disc in the dvd drive we got open tray message so dont take this if your dvd are modified..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stacey-Gray/100000425406675 Stacey Gray

    Nothing here in the UK yet either.  Not that worried though.  I’m sure the update will arrive when it’s good and ready.  Besides, Major did say ” throughout the next couple weeks” so people just need to be patient. :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/hood.locsta Hood Locsta

    newyork not yet on my console yet i been  patient. but stil no i stil wait

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  • Anonymous

    XBOX 360 SLIM 250GB, United States, STILLLLLL no update!!!! Come…. ON!

  • Shantez Burse

    unfortunately I think I have this drive, does anyone else have it, do you know when this drive gets the update: BENQ VAD6038 Xbox 360 DVD DriveWe know very little about this drive at the moment.  It is based on the Philips VAD6037 drive found in some dev kits.  Popular opinion is that the BENQ is the quietest and fastest of all the current Xbox 360 DVD drives.No firmware mods or tools currently exist for this drive. (04/05/07)  This also implies that you cannot swap drives if your goes bad or you just want to replace your existing drive with one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=844405474 Shiki Orochinagi

    Well I live in Mexico, one of my friends get the update first BUT the update mark an Error and cancels the update download making the Xbox going offline and if he tries go online the system update marks the error again so he cant play online any idea of this error?

    • Olliniltzin Lopez

      If he modified his console hes not going to be able to play online anymore

  • http://twitter.com/NicoGI NicoGI

    Is anybody else missing netflix, espn, hulu+ and other stuff after this update?

    • http://twitter.com/thefalcon2k Joe Rider

      I haven’t received the update, but I have a friend who called me up asking if that same exact stuff was missing on my Xbox 360.  My friend did say that she is unsure if her Xbox 360 got updated or not (she’s not very “tech savvy”).  That stuff is not missing on my Xbox 360.  But, at least I know this is not a “one time” problem, and it seems to occur with more than just her.

    • http://www.facebook.com/JewceBoXx Ashley White-Kid Hawk

      All you have to do is turn family settings off =]

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  • http://profiles.google.com/kingjayofdanmark jay gaarslev

    got the update now (denmark) 

  • Anonymous

    Finally!!!! The day has come!!! I have the updATE!

    • Anonymous

      me too dude! just got it also!

  • http://twitter.com/GajdaDK Andreas Gajda

    The update is out for slim in Denmark!

  • Anonymous

    got updated!!! West-Germany

  • http://twitter.com/fmsantos39 Marcos Santos

    Update!!! Portugal, Pro 2009 60GB ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Satterfield/100000610033985 Dylan Satterfield

    wow my little brothers console got the update and mine didnt even though im in the beta tester program Bullshittt…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stacey-Gray/100000425406675 Stacey Gray

    I just got the update – UK 360 Arcade (original, not slim) HDMI model :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/Outlaw999 Simon Hodgson

    Please allow UK accounts to turn off auto-renew from the dashboard!  I shouldn’t have to run the gauntlet of your phone services – that’s an unprofessional and cheap AOL tactic.

    • http://twitter.com/Akuzimo Keith Davis

      It ain’t just UK users, it’s everybody.

    • http://twitter.com/Akuzimo Keith Davis

      It ain’t just UK users, it’s everybody.

  • http://twitter.com/Fearganainim Fearganainim

    Working nicely here in Eire. Paypal functionality most welcome!

  • http://www.eattherich.co.uk Darryl Young

    UK and Germany support… that works for me!

  • http://twitter.com/KnightsFan89 Spencer Sills

    Just got it here in London, Ontario Canada

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Roger-Erwin/100000795249317 Roger Erwin

    Im seeing no option for stand by after 1 hour in the auto off settings, there is however, and Auto off, available for 1, and 6 hours.

    • http://twitter.com/VegaNovus John Thomas Taylor

      Thats what the option is, auto-off after 1 or 6 hours.

      You now have 2 options instead of 1.

      Y…a…y.. -_-

    • http://twitter.com/VegaNovus John Thomas Taylor

      Thats what the option is, auto-off after 1 or 6 hours.

      You now have 2 options instead of 1.

      Y…a…y.. -_-

  • Armando Silva Rodríguez

    I’m from México and last thursday I got the update and after that, the very same day I got the update, my Xbox keeps sending me this message “can not read the disc” especially my Gears of War 2. Never happened before the update.

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

      Armando, if you are receiving error messages after the update, contact Xbox Support, give them your system information, and they should send you a brand-new 250 GB (slim) console.  This was mentioned in Larry’s blog.  :)

      • Anonymous

        it was not for this update they are replacing xboxes for it, was the one before this one back about 3 weeks ago

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

      Armando, if you are receiving error messages after the update, contact Xbox Support, give them your system information, and they should send you a brand-new 250 GB (slim) console.  This was mentioned in Larry’s blog.  :)

  • http://twitter.com/Arturs_Z Artūrs Žigulins

    Just few hours ago got it :) Latvia

  • http://twitter.com/Arturs_Z Artūrs Žigulins

    Just few hours ago got it :) Latvia

 
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