December 13th 2011 11:10 am PT

New Apps now available for your Xbox 360

Following up on last weeks Xbox 360 system update, today we have released the following twelve customized entertainment apps to the Xbox LIVE service:

  • blinkbox (UK): blinkbox gives access to a wide range of movies online. With more than 10,000 movies titles movie fans can watch their favorite films immediately with no additional subscription required.
  • iHeartRadio (U.S.): Listen to more than 800 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast radio stations from 150 U.S. cities or create your own Custom Stations with the New iHeartRadio.
  • MSN (Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, US and UK): MSN brings you the latest breaking news, sports, celebrity gossip and more from around the globe. MSNBC content is available in the U.S. version of the app only. 
  • MUZU.TV (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and UK): MUZU.TV the music video site, offers nearly 80,000 music videos at your command. Brand new releases from the world’s biggest artists, great music videos from every decade, up and coming bands and the latest music news and interviews.
  • Rogers On Demand (Canada): Rogers On Demand provides select TV shows and movies to everyone for FREE. Rogers customers can also catch up on their favorite premium programming anytime, from anywhere in Canada.
  • SBS ON DEMAND (Australia): SBS ON DEMAND is a catch up TV service that lets you watch full episodes, of your favorite SBS television programs.
  • TMZ (Canada, U.S.): Your all-access pass to the latest TMZ entertainment stories and breaking news videos everyone is talking about!
  • RTVE (Spain): Complete episodes from series, news programs, documentaries and the best Spanish audiovisual content from RTVE.
  • Verizon FiOS TV (U.S.): Get Verizon FiOS TV with 26 live channels like MTV, Spike, Food Network, Comedy Central, HBO, CNN and Nickelodeon – with more to come. Plus with Kinect, change channels with your voice.
  • YouTube (Available in 24 countries globally**): From your favorite web original video to gaming tips, a universe of compelling content is available through YouTube on Xbox LIVE.
Edit: Updated partner information.

*Xbox LIVE Gold membership and/or additional subscriptions/fees may be required. Kinect functionality available with select Xbox LIVE content and varies by feature and country. For additional details and availability, see http://www.xbox.com/live.
** YouTube available in the following countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany , Hong Kong, Ireland, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Singapore, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, South Africa.

 

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/thescottpartridge Scott Partridge

    I’m liking all the new apps, but I’ve got a problem with Youtube… It isn’t wanting to play any of my subscriptions.  Other than that, everything seems to be working as promised.

  • http://twitter.com/xpxvistaxosx Felix

    Stop complaining about Xbox LIVE Gold for Youtube. If you want the added functionality then go out and buy a subscription. YT and Microsoft spent their time and money to create an app, and to just give it out for free would be insane. Plus Youtube is a known bandwidth hog, so the money has to come from somewhere. You want Youtube, then get Xbox LIVE Gold like the other 12843192480239 million people on this planet. 

    • Anonymous

      Are you forgetting that the YouTube app includes ads? For PAYING members of XBox Live.

      • Anonymous

        The actual youtube does have ads as well.

        Would you rather they charge you to use youtube, besides the gold subsription?

        • Anonymous

          No, the point is MS shouldn’t be expecting people to have a Gold Subscription (aka pay money) to use a YouTube app that has ads in it. Either make it free for all members and keep the ads, or remove the ads and make it gold only.

      • Anonymous

        The actual youtube does have ads as well.

        Would you rather they charge you to use youtube, besides the gold subsription?

      • http://twitter.com/Sequenzed Jussi Niinivirta

        No youtube app for Finland for PAYING members of xbox live. So don’t whine about the ads.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, because if someone voices their displeasure with something they are “whining”. Then thanks for whining to me about not having YouTube in Finland.

    • Anonymous

      Dude at least correct the number of people on this planet!! Ur figures are wrong. Thr r no more than 10 billion…

  • ElektroDragon

    COMPLETE SLAP IN THE FACE that Verizon FiOS app is not available to Frontier FiOS customers who were Verizon FiOS just last year and were forcefully switched to Frontier!  Thanks for nothing Verizon.  I’m never giving you a cent in any form, be it wireless or wired.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aaron.plug Aaron Plug

    I just downloaded the youtube app.  It was working great whammy disconnected now i cant connect ip errors and when i hook up my wireless adapter now it switches to xbox screen E 68 contact xbox support.  Awesome new dashboard nothing but a hassle

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emanuel-Quintinha/100000605490663 Emanuel Quintinha

    No youtube for Portugal, realy?
    Next console generation im changing to playstation. At least they care about their costumers!!!

    • http://twitter.com/seekul Luke Es | sE ekuL

      I believe all the PSN customers who had their credit card details stolen during the month long outage, and were then given free games they already owned, would disagree with you. But good luck with it.

      Before you get all ragey next time, a good rule of thumb is that a business wants to sell its products to as many customers as possible. International licensing, particularly for video content, is a maze of legal issues that can’t all be solved at the same time. Put simply: if Microsoft doesn’t sell you something, it’s not because they don’t want your money. It’s more likely something being held up in negotiation.

      • http://twitter.com/WickedWaffles93 jellybelly

        You and your “other friends” never had their credit card compromised, there was only 1 case of credit fraud from the psn outage.

        • http://twitter.com/Inaba_kun Phil Baxter

          Incorrect. I had my credit card details stolen and used fraudulently right after the PSN theft. Just because you didn’t read about every case online doesn’t mean they didn’t happen.

          • http://twitter.com/WickedWaffles93 jellybelly

            It  Never happened liar.

          • Dennis Poolen

            It did happend, also happend to me and a friend of my. Do some research before posting

      • http://profiles.google.com/pmenezes.ww Pedro Menezes

        Without going over the PSN stuff and not disagreeing with you on that….. I really REALLY doubt that there is ANY kind of Youtube legal issue with Portugal!

        I have it in my TV, in my HomeTheather and in my Media Player; all work fine.
        The one in the HomeTheater is actually a Portuguese Localized version….

        Held up in negotiation? I think not…

        I’m a gold subscriber for years now and sorry, this is not first time MS shows very poor (or ANY) customer care for some countries.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Noah-Throop/1030695690 Noah Throop

    i am from canada and youtube is good might get rogers on demand.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Noah-Throop/1030695690 Noah Throop

    i am from canada and youtube is good might get rogers on demand.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=657785251 Hariindarr Siingh

    Hi Major Nelson
    could you tell me why Zune Music and Movie market place app is not available in Singapore? id there any particular reason? reply me please Thanks

    Kind Regards:

  • Anonymous

    Finally.

  • Delta 1inc

    Hi, I have the new Youtube app for XBL and I have a gold membership. I was just wondering if any of the apps are going to re-instate the “watch with party” feature that made XBL worth the $60 dollars. I mean while the multiplayer is great to have, I would really like this feature to be included with youtube in particular. Because that would be much better. Sincereley XBL member for 3+ years. Chainzaw.

  • http://twitter.com/CXK CXK

    Is there any deals for Time Warner yet? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gary-Townsend/100000086855245 Gary Townsend

    Another app that requires Gold. Bummer. :(

  • spirit_spinax

    Hold on a second. Why is Denmark not included for the Youtube update? As a larger question: Why is it not included in any of the apps at all besides Muzu.tv? I pay my yearly subscription fee for Xbox Live Gold and use the Xbox Live service everyday, and yet I feel like that some countries are left in the dark during certain updates! What is seriously up with the country exclusive?

    I don’t want to sound rude but I’ve had enough with some updates bypassing some countries!

  • http://twitter.com/Becerikli Becerikli

    No love for Finland. Region-locking youtube is incomprehensible. I just don’t get it.

  • http://twitter.com/ogcopcka O.G.Copcka

    No Youtube for Romania?

  • http://twitter.com/SolarArcher Ernad Jaskic

    Will YouTube be available in more countries like Chile???

  • Luís André Melo

    No Hd? lol and its a bit laggy

  • http://www.timacheson.com/ Tim Acheson

    How soon can we have Spotify? I’ve set up my Xmas playlist but have no easy way to play it!

    It’s great to have both Blinkbox and Lovefilm here in the UK, as well as Zune which is my main avenue for renting movies. Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    Over 5 years since the 360 launched, stacks of minor and major updates, hundreds of games launched and Microsoft STILL cannot work out a way to allow me to change my country of residence from IRL to UK :(  I know that this imposition derives from content licensing restrictions but I am left in the situation were I’ve no choice but to keep accessing content that, due to my changed location, MS should NOT be allowing me to use.  This stupid restriction ENSURES that MS break their agreement with content providers.

    Freedom of movement in the EU doesn’t exist in the world of XBL!

  • http://www.facebook.com/reim.max Markus Reim

    What´s about AUSTRIA?????????

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jan-Vaclavik/100000506187042 Jan Václavík

      Something about your comment made me laugh.

      Anyway, the country selection is puzzling.
      Its not a language issue – Germany has the update while Austria does not. Its not relate to the new/old Xbox countries – there are new countries with YouTube app and old countries without one. Country size does not matter – Czech Republic has YouTube app while Belgium, Portugal or Greece do not. It does not seem to be related to the existence of local Google offices either.

  • Márcio Pereira

    78$ per year and I don’t get a single app, I was expecting the Youtube one. Next generation, Microsoft consoles will be my last option. I’m paying to much money for an incomplete service, Brazilian Portuguese dashboard, (only Facebook and Twitter available), games don’t have pt subtitles, not even the ones for children (only Halo, but again Brazilian Portuguese) etc. Microsoft Portugal isn’t doing is job and you guys just don’t care, money is all that matters, isn’t it?

    • http://www.facebook.com/garibeirodev Gabriel Lucas Ribeiro

      We, brazillians, wants kinect voice commands on the new dashboard too!

      • Márcio Pereira

        At least your dashboard is in your language lol.

        Nada contra a tua a língua porque até é muito parecida com a minha mas quando vejo bate-papo, você, etc na minha dashboard, irrito-me profundamente.

        We Portuguese want this voice command too!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QUKWY67ICTVFFOVUEZG6HH4UPU TC

      I’m sure you get the new advertisement app that launched
      with the new update. Seriously, paying for gold support and getting ads? PSN is
      free and doesn’t have advertisements.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WannabeActor16 Paul Steven Briffett

    Why on earth do you need a Gold account to use Youtube and probably all of these apps?

  • http://profiles.google.com/pmenezes.ww Pedro Menezes

    I’m gold subscriber for years now…
    But seriously?….. Youtube globally BUT not in Portugal…. WTF MS!!!!!!!!

    Good thing I have my TV, my HomeTheather and my Mediaplayer that support Youtube without the need of any Gold subscription AND available in Portugal.

    Man every time I see this kind of behavior from MS I consider removing from Major’s news feeds….at least I won’t be informed when I’m being screwed over by MS.

    • Anonymous

      Live in a country that counts.

  • http://turbopascal4.myopenid.com/ Zo

    How about Amazon Prime Video App? You can already download to your PC and Amazon allows you to stream via the Xbox, why not just skip that step and let me watch directly from my Xbox after logging into Amazon Prime?

  • http://twitter.com/Inaba_kun Phil Baxter

    Not sure why people are so bothered about the lack of YouTube. Do you really need to be able to watch blurry videos of cats playing the piano on your HDTV?  

  • http://twitter.com/Inaba_kun Phil Baxter

    Not sure why people are so bothered about the lack of YouTube. Do you really need to be able to watch blurry videos of cats playing the piano on your HDTV?  

    • geir_geir_kristian

      it’s not about that.. 

      when they release something you would expect it to be released to everybody… believe it or not but a lot of people don’t have indie games..

      • Márcio Pereira

        My country doesn’t have Indie Games.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jan-Vaclavik/100000506187042 Jan Václavík

          Some countries dont have Xbox LIVE.

          • Márcio Pereira

            Ok, but I’m paying for this service and not getting what I should have

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jan-Vaclavik/100000506187042 Jan Václavík

            You should?
            Anyway, if you were gamer in, say, Slovakia and you wanted to play on Xbox LIVE, you would have to pay the same price except with zero support, zero extra content and whitelisting issues.

  • http://twitter.com/scarzam Scarzam

    5 gold years and 0 new apps to Portugal

  • Anonymous

    6 gold years and 0 new apps to belgium and switzerland :(

  • http://twitter.com/apenbot apenbot

    GREAT! no youtube in belgium… is it going to come later?

  • http://twitter.com/apenbot apenbot

    GREAT! no youtube in belgium… is it going to come later?

  • http://twitter.com/EitherHolyJesus Jarrett Boe

    Hey nelson just wondering if you can could possibly find out what type rocksmith dlc is going to be released next that would be greatly appreciated, maybe suggest some sublime..

  • Anonymous

    These last couple of updates really sadden me. I’ve been a loyal paying customer of Xbox Live since it released and there was not much of anything to do on Xbox Live except play MechAssault, Phantasy Star Online and a couple of other games online. Before I begin I want to say I welcome the expansion of Xbox Live just as much as anyone else. What you have to remember though is Xbox started out as a gaming console. It is the way you present this new content that will shape your customer’s opinions of it. As revolutionary and awesome it is to recreate Xbox as an all around entertainment system for TV, video, music this isn’t what gamers paid for. Members of my family and myself have probably paid $800 in consoles,  $200 in accessories, $1000+ in games and Xbox Live fees so to say we have contributed our fair amount to the growth and development of Xbox would be an understatement. What we and perhaps most of your paying customers want is to be treated with respect but these last couple of updates have led me to believe you don’t have the interest to do so.

    For one Verizon FiOS isn’t even available in my area yet you put this huge ad for it and other services I have no interest in the smack dab in the middle of my home screen in the biggest box available.

    My in-disc game should not be the small box on the top left it should be the enlarged box like the previous dashboard so I can see in full detail the $40-60 game in my disc tray. The “Play your game” text takes up almost half of the box alone. I have a fair sized HDTV so I cannot imagine how this looks for customers using smaller TVs and in 4:3 ratio (hint: probably not all that great).

    Second my Games tab shouldn’t be FIVE tabs over after the search, home, social, tv and video tabs. I should be able to access the primary function of Xbox and what I have invested hundreds of dollars in without shifting through FIVE tabs of content I have little interest in. My Games should be the first tab to the right after turning on my Xbox and the large button on my Home screen should be the disc I have in tray. There should be a re-arrangement of the tabs based on what gets most use. I’m not even recommending remove them because a lot of the new services are cool and I will use them (Youtube, Netflix, etc.). So either a re-arrangement of the tabs or the ability to let the user change the order of the tabs is much needed and until you do this I and I believe many Xbox Live customers feel disrespected. Also know that I am aware of Quickplay, the Xbox Guide button and the functionality of using voice Kinect but those are besides the point.

    I can only speak for myself when I say if something isn’t done soon I will most likely sell or discard all my Xbox equipment and look for other gaming sources. This would pain me very much as like I said I’ve been a loyal customer of Xbox Live since launch. I also have friends and achievements built up that I would be saying goodbye too. I would also be saying goodbye to 1 month early access to CoD DLC. Other than that if you compare Xbox Live with other gaming platforms (Sony, Steam, etc.) there is not much separating the platforms. There are no exclusives to keep me on Xbox at this point, I could just as easily get the games I currently have on Xbox 360 on another platform and continue as if nothing changed without the hindrance of TV services and other such ads being thrown in my face everytime I just want to start up a game disc, use the media player or play a downloaded game.

    I could go on with these suggestions but my guess is comments like these often get overlooked otherwise this disrespect of Xbox Live customers wouldn’t have happened in the first place. I hope that this will catch the eye of a Microsoft employee and something will be done about this. Everyone please reply in hopes this comment will gain attention and we will see improvements in the near future.

  • Anonymous

    These last couple of updates really sadden me. I’ve been a loyal paying customer of Xbox Live since it released and there was not much of anything to do on Xbox Live except play MechAssault, Phantasy Star Online and a couple of other games online. Before I begin I want to say I welcome the expansion of Xbox Live just as much as anyone else. What you have to remember though is Xbox started out as a gaming console. It is the way you present this new content that will shape your customer’s opinions of it. As revolutionary and awesome it is to recreate Xbox as an all around entertainment system for TV, video, music this isn’t what gamers paid for. Members of my family and myself have probably paid $800 in consoles,  $200 in accessories, $1000+ in games and Xbox Live fees so to say we have contributed our fair amount to the growth and development of Xbox would be an understatement. What we and perhaps most of your paying customers want is to be treated with respect but these last couple of updates have led me to believe you don’t have the interest to do so.

    For one Verizon FiOS isn’t even available in my area yet you put this huge ad for it and other services I have no interest in the smack dab in the middle of my home screen in the biggest box available.

    My in-disc game should not be the small box on the top left it should be the enlarged box like the previous dashboard so I can see in full detail the $40-60 game in my disc tray. The “Play your game” text takes up almost half of the box alone. I have a fair sized HDTV so I cannot imagine how this looks for customers using smaller TVs and in 4:3 ratio (hint: probably not all that great).

    Second my Games tab shouldn’t be FIVE tabs over after the search, home, social, tv and video tabs. I should be able to access the primary function of Xbox and what I have invested hundreds of dollars in without shifting through FIVE tabs of content I have little interest in. My Games should be the first tab to the right after turning on my Xbox and the large button on my Home screen should be the disc I have in tray. There should be a re-arrangement of the tabs based on what gets most use. I’m not even recommending remove them because a lot of the new services are cool and I will use them (Youtube, Netflix, etc.). So either a re-arrangement of the tabs or the ability to let the user change the order of the tabs is much needed and until you do this I and I believe many Xbox Live customers feel disrespected. Also know that I am aware of Quickplay, the Xbox Guide button and the functionality of using voice Kinect but those are besides the point.

    I can only speak for myself when I say if something isn’t done soon I will most likely sell or discard all my Xbox equipment and look for other gaming sources. This would pain me very much as like I said I’ve been a loyal customer of Xbox Live since launch. I also have friends and achievements built up that I would be saying goodbye too. I would also be saying goodbye to 1 month early access to CoD DLC. Other than that if you compare Xbox Live with other gaming platforms (Sony, Steam, etc.) there is not much separating the platforms. There are no exclusives to keep me on Xbox at this point, I could just as easily get the games I currently have on Xbox 360 on another platform and continue as if nothing changed without the hindrance of TV services and other such ads being thrown in my face everytime I just want to start up a game disc, use the media player or play a downloaded game.

    I could go on with these suggestions but my guess is comments like these often get overlooked otherwise this disrespect of Xbox Live customers wouldn’t have happened in the first place. I hope that this will catch the eye of a Microsoft employee and something will be done about this. Everyone please reply in hopes this comment will gain attention and we will see improvements in the near future.

  • http://twitter.com/warregubbi W.G.

    Howecome YouTube isn’t abailable in Belgium???? It’s a mistake right?

    • Johannes Schenk

      Switzerland is getting ignored as well :(

  • Ian Anderson

    When are the UK TV catch up services such as 4oD, Demand 5 and BBC iPlayer going to be available to download?

  • http://twitter.com/windows_77 james carey

    is anyone in the UK having problems with youtube? the app loads fine but as soon as i try to watch a video, my modem restarts. (virgin media super-hub with 10 meg broadband)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ricardo-Silva/100000083959979 Ricardo Silva

    Thanks to “deep market studies” and such we in Portugal get pushed apart again by Microsoft. So saddening that my favourite console is EMPTY, empty with promisses and only eyes for the really lucrative market. Well you know what, if you even cared a little about the “not-so” lucrative countries you would see that there are many XBOX fans in Portugal and other suposedly “smaller” countries. And what is more disappointing – no – enraging, is that we pay MORE for our GOLD Xbox Live subscriptions and we get less and less content week after week after week. Not even indie games wich myself would love to buy a few of those games, not even our own native language support. And here i am expressing my disappointment in english, if you read untill now you must have understood almost everything i said, that means i can speak english as well and wouldnt find it any difficult at ALL to issue commands to my “non-english” not understanding Kinect. Hum… must be difficult for us to say “Xbox, play!”, give me a break even my 5 year old son can issue commands in english to the Kinect (thanks for a silver UK account). Anyway, keep up the good work of getting more costumers to other brands in Portugal, cheers.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not sure if I was expecting much more from Rogers on Demand but there was barely anything there to watch for free subscribers.  In my province we do not have Rogers Cable so I do not have access to the premium content. Major letdown.

  • Anonymous

    Portugal does sure complain a lot. Maybe if portugal had more entertainment companys that would allow xbox live to partner up, you would stop your B**ching. Blame your area not xbox.

    • Márcio Pereira

      So, if they can’t give us the complete service, why are we paying so much for 1/3 of it?

    • Márcio Pereira

      So, if they can’t give us the complete service, why are we paying so much for 1/3 of it?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jan-Vaclavik/100000506187042 Jan Václavík

        Are you paying more compared to, say, 2006?

      • Anonymous

        Because other people would start complaining. Its probably not so easy to balance everything to make everyone happy. This is probably the best way they can organize   
        this situation for you.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jan-Vaclavik/100000506187042 Jan Václavík

      They actually do have some Portugal-only service similar to the Sky.

  • Anonymous

    My xbox is bricked after this recent upgrade by microsoft. I can not understand why they dont make backward compatible software with old hardware. My xbox is 3+ years old and is not covered under warranty. I am forced to pay for repair or new xbox.  It was perfectly fine 2 days ago until the upgrade which I did not want in first place.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jan-Vaclavik/100000506187042 Jan Václavík

      My 3+ years old replacement console (non-HDMI Opus?) seem to be doing fine.
      Not that you asked, but it seems to me you were just unlucky.

      • Anonymous

        Well guess its not just me. Check out xbox forums and you would see hordes of people having similar issue.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jan-Vaclavik/100000506187042 Jan Václavík

          I am not saying its impossible, its just there are always many people complaining after each update or major game release.

          • http://twitter.com/spartannhilator Zak Hayer

            lets see there is 35 million live customers alone. yet likely hundreds of millions of xbox owners. And considering the originals 360′s were estimated to have up to a 50% failure rate you can see how eventually lots for xbox’s would inevitably be broken… I know my xbox just hit the 4 year anniversary with me and the disc drive laser is burnt out. I’m going to buy a new one tomorrow.

    • http://twitter.com/NKats_Photo Nathan J Katsiaficas

      If your xbox was actually bricked by the update they’d give you a free one….something tells me you’re full of it

  • Anonymous

    With YouTube being added today I finally decided to hook up a spare keyboard. I was shocked to find out that I can’t control YouTube with just the keyboard. I have to hit tab to get to certain features and have to hit Y on the controller before I can actually use the keyboard to search. If your planning to have a few beers and search for videos for awhile it gets rather frustrating. Decided to pull out HDMI cable and hook the laptop back up because it’s much easier. If this was fixed I wouldn’t have to do that and I could do it from my couch and be the ultimate laziest Westerner ever. Please Major, help me achieve my dreams.

    • http://twitter.com/NKats_Photo Nathan J Katsiaficas

      dude get the messenger pad…who uses a keyboard with an xbox..those aren’t even compatible…?   that’s like complaining that you can’t hook your microwave up to your Car…or some other moronic analogy…point is…stop whining, they make a peripheral for this, get it or shut up

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=625391480 Novek M Mitchell

    It’s disheartening to see that youtube can only be viewed in ‘select’ countries. Wish I had never bought this piece of junk. Why is it that psn seems to give a user greater cyber freedom.

  • Anonymous

    Iheartradio is the best thing for Live ever. Thanks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MissPinkNinja Melissa SaysRawrbiitch

    idk if mayjor nelson reads this or can fix this but they need to change netflix back so you can watch movies with friends from xbox

  • Simon Smillie

    Well, after waiting nearly 5 minutes for the YouTube app to download (why does it take that long?), it finally loads to tell me I need Live Gold. Why isn’t the item above starred accordingly, and why doesn’t it tell me this before I waste my time downloading it.

    As it appears the whole dashboard update was solely aimed at Live Gold customers, it is a complete waste of time in my opinion. Live Gold certainly offers no value for money, and this is strongly supported by the free offerings of competitor console’s online offerings. 
    MS need to seriously consider the pricing structure of Live Gold before the next Xbox console release, otherwise they are going to start losing ground fast.

    • Rob adams

      It costs me ~£30 per year to get everything Gold has to offer and I would happily pay more.  Stop moaning and jump ship to the competitor’s offerings and risk losing your personal details to the evil internet!

      Get a grip and stop complaining!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZRFERBHT3MRTBKUKELVVJ3WNUU Simon

        £30? Are you sure? MS charge £40 as standard, it’s only through competition of other retailers where it might be less. But then, when you have a family and they all want an account that’s not just £30 or even near.

        Evil internet? Really? And you’re telling me to get a grip, LOL.

        You’re yet another one of the sheep happy to be spoon fed whatever a corporate body sells you. If you’re happy and rich enough to waste £30 a year, well done, keep spending. Farmer Bill says “There’s plenty more where that came from.”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WZHZO2P6MWRC42ZAKZIOAGJR2A Xboxlive

    Just make accounts for other regions, some apps don’t have region locks. I have accounts for Canada, UK, Australia, Spain and Japan. A example of a none region locked app would be MUZU.TV (but that app isn’t really that good). I plan on getting the Disney XD, BBC, ABC iView and others on my US Xbox, only thing I got to worry about is region locks.

    Hope this helps the folks that can’t get certain apps because of their country.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jan-Vaclavik/100000506187042 Jan Václavík

    Well, they really should enable Indie Games on more markets.
    The localization is problem in most small countries. Czech subtitles are very rare as well. Some games dont even have localized box and manual.
    That said, they cant just launch Netflix app in Portugal, since Netflix is America-only at the moment. There needs to be some local content provider and said provider has to be interested in the platform. Zune is similar story – the local music and video distributors are not always happy about some US company stealing their profits. Look at the small number of countries with iTunes.
    Given I dont live in US, I pay Gold to play MP and get weekly deals.
    Anyway, majornelson is mostly US guy, you should post these complaints on your local Xbox site, their blog, facebook page or whatever they use to communicate with you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Noah-Throop/1030695690 Noah Throop

    the new apps are cool there will be more apps next week.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Noah-Throop/1030695690 Noah Throop

    i  have ps3 and 360 but 360 the best for online games i never play my ps3.

  • http://twitter.com/warregubbi W.G.

    To get an app that is not available in your region
    1. Make a Free Xbox Live account for the country the app is available for.
    2. Login to Xbox Live on the 360
    3. download the App
    4. Use the app with your gold account :)

 

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