June 20th 2012 2:26 pm PT

Xbox 360 System Update

I wanted to let you know that the team has just released a system update for the Xbox 360 over Xbox LIVE. Starting today when you sign in to Xbox LIVE you’ll receive a prompt to accept this mandatory update. If you are signed into LIVE already, you may be signed out and asked to accept the update and you’ll be back online in a few moments.

What’s in it, you ask? Behind the scenes foundational improvement that will not be visually noticeable, but will help enable an easy update this Fall. There is an area that some of you may notice: We’ve added voice search for Australia and New Zealand.

If you own a Datel controller, read more here about issues after the system update.

Thanks and we will see you online.

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/oscar.castrofranco Oscar Castro-Franco

    your update keeps failing on me saying im unable to connect to xboxlive and ive been connected for a long time already. whats the deal?

  • tomo008866

    Will they be updating the interface the same as Windows 8? Because I really prefer the dashboard that is there right now.

  • http://twitter.com/Byyys Byyys

    PLEASE add more options to Notifications like so:

    [x] Show Notifications
    [x] Play Sound
    [x] Show During Videos
    [x] Show During Gameplay
    [x] Show During APPs Launched
    [x] Disable ALL Beacon Notifications … this is most important beacon msgs are soo anoying!

  • http://twitter.com/nofencesphoto Os Putnam

    Another update… To think that I actually used to look forward to them.

    I have a feeling that, come the NEXT “update” arriving this Fall, all of us loyal Gold members will log on and be greeted by a huge splash ad for CoD: Black Ops 2, with a ticker in the corner telling us that “Xbox Live will load in 20 seconds”. If we are lucky they might even include a “Skip This Ad” button.

    • sporeboy100

      dont give them ideas

  • Almageddon

    These days adverts just don’t work on me, in fact they irritate me so much that I actually boycott products on purpose when I feel they are being pushed down my throat!

  • http://twitter.com/skydiver_81 Oliver

    Can users take part on a beta or preview program like on the previous dashboard update?

    • Jordan Mcdonald

      or better yet a beta program for the previous dash boards… :)

  • Hugoku

    Applied the update and no problems so far. Good news is that games filters is back!

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  • http://profiles.google.com/thief000 J.A.J.G. Thiéfaine

    Marketplace is a lot slower than usual. It looks like an old bug is rearing its head again as this has happened before. It takes some time before things show up and every time I download something it takes a long time before the loading circle animation stops and I am able to access the next item.

  • Gardenio

    The voice search is good, but I’m a New Zealander and have to pronounce Bing like an Australian to get it to work…