November 27th 2012 2:01 am PT

Xbox System update going out today

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.

In this update, we are correcting some issues such as displaying the incorrect playlist name when launching a playlist from Xbox SmartGlass to the console, an error with Xbox Video closed-captioning and an error with Xbox Music that some were experiencing.

Thanks and we will see you online.


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

  • XboxLive

    Why just the Bans, All my friends are switching to console unlocked. This is very bad for the game companies.

  • Major Nelson

    Not sure what kind of connection you have, but this should be a QUICK download/update. No where near 15 minutes needed. This also does not go the HDD…it installs on a system section of memory. Nothing you’d ever have direct access to.

    • iPrimal

      It took both of my consoles at least 10 minutes. I don’t have the fastest connection, but still. I would love it if XBOX found a way to leave out all the filler in the updates, and just apply the new content to the current firmware/software already present on the system. I hope that made sense.

    • Bryan

      Hoping you reply… I downloaded the update but now my xbox freezes when I have my HDD inserted. Without it, it works fine. I get past the startup with the logo and sounds but once it goes to the dashboard the white circle appears, loads for a bit, stops, loads for a bit more, and then completely freezes. Any ideas?

  • yolo son

    wheres the update for adobe flash? the youtube app sucks all the videos lagg and internet explorer is kinda useless unless they have adobe flash

  • yolo son

    what about adobe flash player update? >:O the youtube app blows and some videos lag really bad and internet explorer is dumb and it is useless unless they add adobe flash player ;)

  • disqus_MRhACOb55s

    All you guys could try getting lives instead of arguing over pointless sh’t. I only googled the update because I came home and turned on 4od to watch Father Ted. Ffs grow up. They are consoles..not religion.

  • Calvin

    it won’t update. it takes an hour and then after that is says unable to download??

  • ryan holden

    Let’s hope this doesn’t kill anything.

    The update before the fall one bricked my Kinect.

    Before any of you say it was a coincidence head on over to the support forums, there’s a LOT of people who’ve had a Kinect bricked after an update.

  • Chris Halley

    Smart Glass for WP7.5 still stinks, can’t play features like it’s suppose continuing movies or tv shows :/ Also, whatever happened to being able to pin your favorite movies and tv shows to “home”? I really don’t want to upgrade to Win8 phone JUST yet, just for a simple feature change :/ My Lumia 710 works absolutely fine and still new (5 months I’ve owned it)
    Though, I DO look forward in investing in the new Surface next year when it has Win8-Pro ;D! Totally psyched.

  • maurid

    Am I the only one whose Media Center crashes the moment you enter either Music or Movies section?

  • kingcrusher

    Great, so I was all happy that they fixed the 2 minute wait time when you exit an arcade game… now it’s back. Guess they just want me to cry. Sadness.

  • Fernando Costa

    Here’s hoping that this one doesn’t create another batch of RRODs…

  • Dylan Yapp

    now my xbox freezes when i go to dashboard

  • KrispyInTO



    • iPrimal

      whoa. That sucks. Did you interrupt the update?

      • KrispyInTO

        nope update went fine last night, when i turned on the xbox today to play halo and it froze up. the comment below mine by dylan yapp claims similar issue. I hope microsoft will give me a replacement.

  • iPrimal

    He’s jelly. When people say it like that, it’s so obvious.

  • iPrimal

    I suggest that the next time you move, check out internet availability at the new address before finalizing. After that point, you only have one person to blame for a bad connection.
    I do notice that some of the satellite providers in the U.S. have really bad limits, but I use DSL (Centurylink), and while I only get 10Mb/s, I love the privacy, and unlimited data.

    • mcmax3000

      a) When I last moved, internet wasn’t a thing to consider.

      b) Not in the US. I’m in Canada. Almost all providers up here have limits, some of them are horrendously low (like mine). I’ve heard of a new small ISPs that offer unlimited, but not many.

  • Optimus ↁork

    Any chance of updating windows explorer with flash player?

  • iPrimal

    Lord of The Gadgets?

  • Stephen

    After downloading the newest update for my Xbox I find that I can’t access anything past the initial profile selection screen. Every time I select a profile and the Xbox begins to access the dashboard it freezes. A couple of my friends are having the same problem with this new update. I was wondering if anything could be done to fix this??

  • Bronco Destructo

    I gave on on streaming (hardwired into router) because of the connections (buffering, FF/REV, etc) and copy my file to a USB and plug it into the Xbox. Best way I’ve found. Now, if they’d just allow more formats, like MKV, say….

  • Mike Martin

    THE UPDATE completely screwed me I cant connect to xbox live now or play halo!!! it was working fine then the update came