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

  • nuxx_au

    Can we now remove pins if they are items no longer on marketplace? e.g. MOH:W Beta?

    • DeFFeR

      Can’t you remove it from the “recent” section? If not, the “my games” section?

  • http://twitter.com/labtec512 Mark

    Can you start adding the size of these updates? I don’t want to burn through my bandwidth on updates,

    • http://twitter.com/paulopinheiro__ Paulo Pinheiro

      Normally, it’s just a few kb

      • DeFFeR

        It’s hardly ever “just a few kb.”

        • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin

          Unless it’s Capcom DLC.

    • Dave Fields

      Its a big one man, just like the last one… I’m downloading now

    • Tyson rich

      yeh its big been going for bout 8 mins now

    • Wael Hasno

      Shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes and that includes 1 or 2 system reboots.

    • JBlaze1225

      Another addition to that after we download these system updates before going back to the dashboard give us a prompt to let us know what was updated instead of letting the community find out by going to the Internet like to the major Nelson site just to find out.

  • http://twitter.com/KellyNUTS Kelvin Rigon

    I hope this update fixes those horrible horrible specials too! :p

    • http://twitter.com/eopdev eopdev

      LOL. That certainly would be great.

  • Calum Young

    YOU WON’T SEE ME ONLINE, AS U NO PLAY WITH M :(

  • Sam Hunt

    Any chance of fixing Windows Media Center and adding wider codex support for video files?

    • http://twitter.com/eopdev eopdev

      That really would be nice.

    • http://twitter.com/Nitramuse Nitramuse

      Ofcourse not! You won’t need to rent movies via Xbox Movie anymore, if you can use your own files! Instead, use PS3mediacenter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/celso.nobre.1 Celso Nobre

    Major Nelson, the smart glass does not work on Android 4.3 in Samsung N8000 what happened? an update of the App to get it on more devices!

    • Dave Fields

      There is no Android 4.3, there is 4.2, 4.1.2

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.k.savage Joe King Savage

        I’m on 4.0.3 – maybe That was what he was referring to.

        • http://www.facebook.com/celso.nobre.1 Celso Nobre

          yes! 4.0.3

          • http://www.facebook.com/joe.k.savage Joe King Savage

            You’re welcome.

      • iPrimal

        He’s from the future!!

  • http://twitter.com/spunXtain Dustin Taylor

    hoooves hooooves i’ve got hoooooves

  • j G

    Can U tell me Y. I have to accept an update that doesn’t deem apt. for my/console needs

    • http://twitter.com/philipsanborn Philip Sanborn

      It’s because Microsoft needs all of the Xboxes on Xbox Live to run the same version of the Dashboard. You don’t have to install the update, you just need it if you want to be connected to Xbox Live.

  • Andy T

    Can we change our region/country in this update? As in ourbilling address country tied to our microsoft account!
    I thought Microsoft said it was coming at the end of November!

    • mcmax3000

      It was something that was coming through Xbox Support, not through the dashboard. You need to contact them if you want to do that.

  • http://twitter.com/i_x5 Mamdooh Alanzi

    fix party please ? displaying names problem when joining , it sucks

  • RainbowDtroll

    I’m sick of these updates. why do we HAVE to download them? its a waste of bandwidth and its fixing issues on things I don’t even use nor anything I have ever heard of, what a joke. that I have to waste the rest of my own bandwidth that I pay for with my own money just to fix a small amount of bugs. I say the updates should only be mandatory if they are urgent.

    • Juan Romero

      If Bandwidth is THAT much of a concern for you, then I suggest you change ISPs rather than complaining over such non-issues.

      • RainbowDtroll

        Nothing to do with ISP’s I’m talking about the large amount of GB updates take. you’re going way off track and have no idea what you’re saying.

        • iPrimal

          It sounds like you are complaining about data caps. Whatever terrible provider you have, switch. If you are talking about how it slows everything else down while you are updating, deal with it.

          • RainbowDtroll

            No because we got so much of an amount of data but it slows down, I’m not American.

    • http://twitter.com/boe2BE Boe2

      You are complaining about having an update once every few months? Really?

      • RainbowDtroll

        And you’re trying to be a nuisance about someone’s opinion. how bout go away and trog other sites. its more then once a month so think before you type away like a keyboard warrior young padewan.

        • EMoneybagz92

          Aren’t you being a nuisance about someone’s opinion as well by writing what you just wrote? Oh, the irony.

          • RainbowDtroll

            No I am replying to someone’s idiotic comment because they think its in their means to make a smart allic comment much like yours. opinions can vary just don’t be an idiot about it.

        • http://twitter.com/boe2BE Boe2

          I shouldn’t bite, but it’s too easy, so here we go.

          We got the yearly spring update and the yearly fall update. Usually that’s it. Now we exceptionally got an extra (tiny) update and all of a sudden we get claims they are updating the xbox every month and how annoying that is? How about thinking before you type away. Go trog some other sites. ;)

          (and yes, I too think people are confusing with the ps3, where you DO have very frequent updates that take up to half an hour to install).

          • RainbowDtroll

            Are you serious the updates aren’t “tiny” for everyone because were not ALL in America..

          • http://www.facebook.com/luke.d.murphy Luke Murphy

            its 108 MB. If thats “too big” then I feel sorry for you son i got 99 problems but a lack of bandwidth aint one.

          • RainbowDtroll

            Good for you. you’re an American with big boy bandwidth and tendency to be a hardcore keyboard warrior overusing memes, go find someone that actually cares.

          • iPrimal

            I care. His long journey has come to an end.

          • http://twitter.com/boe2BE Boe2

            Do you live in South-Africa by any chance? It depends on the region you live in, but on average, European ISP’s have higher bandwidth caps than American ones.

          • iPrimal

            Maybe he signed up for the beta, and forgot. The beta crew had multiple updates a week.

      • iPrimal

        Don’t bother. He’s being a big baby.

        • RainbowDtroll

          Is that all you got to throw at me? your pathetic… all that gaming on cod has made you brain dead.

          • iPrimal

            Whatever you say, you big baby.

          • RainbowDtroll

            Talk t me when you come up with a witty comment thats not coming from a loud mouth nimwitted american. you truly are pathetic. congrats for showing how low IQ Americans are.

          • iPrimal

            Not looking to outwit you. I just grow tired of having to share the internet with people who act like 10 year olds, and whine like babies while simultaneously trying to insult everyone else. If you are an adult, please at least try to act like it.

      • arkhunter

        Yeah, get a PS3 if you really want to be annoyed by LONG updates all the time.

        • RainbowDtroll

          I don’t have to get a ps3, where you own 1 so what are you doing on a xbox 360 blog??

          • arkhunter

            Might want to proof read or learn English. I’m not sure what you are saying, but why can’t some one have both? I used to, but my PS3 got stolen when I moved. Never played any games on it anyway…

          • RainbowDtroll

            Lolwut? you can’t even understand English so why are you telling me to learn English. ps3′s are stupid. and your on a xbox related blog. you must be another retarded American.

          • arkhunter

            So you aren’t American but apparently thing you can speak the language? (and you seem to be a 10 year old on top of it) “I don’t have to get a ps3, where you own 1 so what are you doing on a xbox 360 blog??”, is not a proper sentence. Of course I can tell by your name you are just a troll.

          • RainbowDtroll

            Ok, says the guy trying to troll someone on a comments page. you sure act like a idiot for whatever age you are. and Assuming my age? deems you pretty stupid since you fail at throwing insults. your pestilence is enough to make constructive critism pretty unwanted. please talk to me when you have a moderate Idea of what your saying.

          • arkhunter

            Because I’m not a pro troll like you. Stay classy.

          • iPrimal

            Yeah I had a hard time decrypting his broken English, too. Funny how trolls have difficulty with spelling, and forming a legible sentence.

    • http://www.facebook.com/luke.d.murphy Luke Murphy

      You could always go to a friends house who doesnt have a bandwidth cap and download it from microsoft’s website to a usb and update that way. Or you can go somewhere that has free internet and download it to a usb. Honestly weve only had 3 updates this year. Spring, new dashboard and this one. The bugs might seem small for you but every system acts different what may not happen to you could happen to someone else. Instead of trying to just attend to those people they send out a update to everyone. What happens if 2 months down the line you start having problems that could have been fixed with this update but you didnt get it because you werent effected at that time. I pay $60 a month and get 250GB worth of bandwidth. In the past 1.5 years ive gone over that 1 time due to a video library i had to redownload.

      • RainbowDtroll

        I’m not an american who can go around stealing other peoples bandwidth while maintaining a ratio of anonymity so no thanks.

        • http://www.facebook.com/luke.d.murphy Luke Murphy

          The update is 108 MB. If you seriously cant spare that much bandwidth and cant find a friend or a coffee shop to that will let you download such a small file then you should probably sell your xbox because this isnt the first and it wont be the last mandatory update.

          • RainbowDtroll

            Its called an opinion but you’re underaged so i understand why you are too inaccurate to understand what they are.

    • JBlaze1225

      Just look at it like this, if the gaming community is giving feedback on issues that needs fixing its not Microsoft just throwing out random updates it comes from other gamers. Honestly I rather them send out minor updates than not listening to the community and just taking our money

  • http://twitter.com/paulopinheiro__ Paulo Pinheiro

    Is there any chance to fix the pins to make them useful?

  • http://twitter.com/reisedogg Maurice Helmerich

    Just curious.. for those of you complaining about the updates using all your bandwidth for the month.. how much do you get a month that these updates are an issue? Not trying to be a smartass.. just curious

  • skycorgan

    I am hopeful this will fix the issues with XBOX Cloud Sync that have prevented my cloud playlists from syncing to my devices.

    • Robert Johnson

      DITTO!

  • http://www.facebook.com/grim.davis.1 Grim Davis

    I hope this update fix the time stamp issue, the last update messed up all my games’ time stamp.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=543573242 Robert Tonkli

    Not happy Larry. Why are we force-disconnected instead of letting the update to occur the next time we boot up? Totally wrecked the game I was playing. First world problem I know, but I am paying for the service. Is it that hard to implement this?

    • Tyson rich

      i agree i was booted off my game mid game….not happy

    • http://twitter.com/phillyguerrilla phillyguerrilla

      That is a very valid concern. Seems like a “first world” problem, but since we pay for our network, it should cater to the majority of our opinions/wants.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stefan.huth.927 Stefan Huth

    Can we actually get an update to rectify the horrible load times for the dashboard? Since the biggest dashboard update my xbox takes longer to load up than my 6 year old laptop

    • http://twitter.com/karlcramer Karl Cramer

      Try deleting things from your hard drive you no longer use. Ryan Davis of Giant Bomb found by deleting large unused files, it sped up his system. Remember, the 360 originally launched with a 20GB hard drive. Bigger drives means it has to check more things.

    • http://twitter.com/crunchewy Crunchewy

      For me the new dashboard was a HUGE improvement in load times. It use to take minutes to load the list of games. Now it loads in seconds thanks to the new caching. So I’m surprised to hear that it’s slower for anyone.

    • JBlaze1225

      You have to clear your game cache on your HD. Just think of it as a PC. I did it and it load much faster and he’s it does load slow but that’s because there’s so much content being added constantly. Just try that and you should be good

  • Tyson rich

    Gotta love how they just sign u out in mid game…..thanks could atleast maybe warn me ur something -_-

  • http://twitter.com/phillyguerrilla phillyguerrilla

    Would be nice if Xbox (Microsoft) fixed the issue with Facebook compatibility, and the Xbox Live Social Experience. If Microsoft wants to rejuvenate their mobile platform, this will be crucial for future endeavours. Especially if they plan on making Xbox Live a mobile utility for world wide mobile application.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=590118802 Peter Lamb

      Yes, the Facebook/Twitter apps were great. I will NOT be using Internet Explorer for social networking, thank you very much.

      And why does Netflix no longer post what I’m watching to Facebook? Last update was a complete screw up.

    • http://twitter.com/BroncoDestructo Bronco Destructo

      Any time and money they put into Facebook would be a waste. They are soon going to be renamed Myspacebook…. a relic of the past. Good riddance, Facebook.

  • iPrimal

    This one is taking a while. Makes me think there is a lot more under the hood, than what I’ve been told.

  • A Frozen Poo

    The update keeps flashing black screens aka bsod, cant play black ops 2. in future dont make updates madotory, il never use music and smartglass.

  • http://twitter.com/karlcramer Karl Cramer

    Was hoping this SmartGlass update would resolve issues with some Windows Phone 7.5 models. Some users can’t use the SmartGlass features. They get a message saying that it can’t play, that some features are missing from the phone. For example, My HTC Arrive can’t display the SmartGlass for Halo 4 or Forza Horizon. Meanwhile, non-Windows Phones released at that time can play those. This is a slap in the face to those that are the biggest supporter of your ecosystem.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bush-O-Connor/555604190 Bush O Connor

    does anyone actually use smartglass? what does it even do, is it to replace the joypad?

    • EMoneybagz92

      You can start up games from your phone and for some games, it has these neat little features. For example, for Forza Horizon, it has the map on the screen.

    • http://twitter.com/boe2BE Boe2

      So far I haven’t seen much use for it. I CAN control my console with my phone, but it’s hardly practical.

      I do believe it has great future potential if game developers actually use it. For example: It would be pretty cool that in GTA5 you could replace the ingame phone and all it’s functions with your own phone using smartglass.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bush-O-Connor/555604190 Bush O Connor

        ah right thanks guys.

  • A Frozen Poo

    how about fully testing the update before releasing it, ive just bought a 12M Membership card now i cant play online because of that update.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.k.savage Joe King Savage

    20 minutes later and the console appears to be still idle…

    the console is turned on, so I can only assume that It’s installing the update.

    or breaking my console – one of the two.

  • arkhunter

    Why are people complaining about bandwidth usage? Are you playing xbox over your phone data? Stop downloading torrents of p0rn and you won’t have to worry about your bandwidth cap. :D

    • http://twitter.com/BroncoDestructo Bronco Destructo

      What is bandwidth even FOR if not downloading torrents of p0rn???

      • arkhunter

        Shooting dudes in the face and LOLcats. :D

        • http://twitter.com/BroncoDestructo Bronco Destructo

          LOL, alright

  • http://twitter.com/chejser chaser

    I know I don’t have the best bandwidth in the world, but this seems like a rather huge update to address such small errors.

    • http://twitter.com/Xenokai Xenokai

      Every update you download is a combination of ALL prvious updates along with the new fixs/changes. This is why its big. It will always be a large download and will only get bigger.

  • http://twitter.com/EirikHavre Eirik

    So what do I do when I get an error message when I try to download the update?

    The status code is 3F45 0000 0080 0300 8007 2751.

    Help?

    • http://twitter.com/EirikHavre Eirik

      NEVER MIND! I figgured it out. The MTU “thing” on my router was set to low. I got it working now.

  • http://twitter.com/boe2BE Boe2

    If your xbox is smoking, you should remove whatever is blocking the fans :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/marcel.rasic Marcel Rasic

    Why was ABC keyboard removed in previous update? You trying to make it more annoying to type messages witch controller and having to buy your little keyboard?

  • http://twitter.com/HUGSaLOT HUGSaLOT

    im still waiting to use smartglass with my nexus 7. why is it limited to just android phones?

    • BryceS

      Works fine on the Nexus 7, google for the apk and install it direct, you don’t need to use google play.

  • http://twitter.com/Nitramuse Nitramuse

    I’m talking about a piece of software. It allows you to stream movies from your PC. It also works on Xbox…

    • http://www.facebook.com/Zacharygarnold Zachary Grant Arnold

      Yeah. Its called vuze. No need for ps3. I only use mine for blu-rays

      • http://twitter.com/Nitramuse Nitramuse

        *sigh* No Ps3. Software. Ps3mediaserver = just the name. PC. Network. Stream. Compatible. Xbox 360.

        • http://twitter.com/MrSchultz Schultz

          Actually didn’t know that, only used it with my PS3. Xbox Media Center sucks. Thanks for the tip. lol at the fanboys jumping on you at the mere mention of the PS3. Grow up, babies.

  • Dean Martin

    Do everyone a favor and allow beacons to be able to be ignored. It’s tiring to keep seeing friends with a beacon on that are not even playing the game they have a beacon set for.

    • http://twitter.com/GrimMethod Darryll Rowland

      The purpose of a beacon is to let friends know you want to play a game even though you might be watching Netflix. How does beaconing a game you’re actively playing even make sense?

  • Guest

    Were you able to figure this out? I’m getting the exact same error code

    • http://twitter.com/EirikHavre Eirik

      Yes. It was something called MTU in my router that was set to low. I set it to 1400, and now it works.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=588307391 Morgan Allen

    Skype would be nice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=590118802 Peter Lamb

    It would be nice if there could be more actual bug fixes e.g. Indie Games still having a “Play Trial” option even if you’ve bought them. And the one that’s bugging me the most at the moment. You can’t Pin XBox Live Game Studio Connect. It only comes up with the option to Purchase it for -1 MS Points!

    Any sign of these issues getting fixed at any point?

  • http://twitter.com/JaedenStormes Matt Holden

    Need a way to play Windows Phone games in an emulator on the 360. They both use the XNA core APIs so there is no reason this couldn’t be done.

    • http://twitter.com/CSearight C-Rite

      Just use a Surface, or whatever you are using and video out to your TV. Works well!

  • MadFruit

    Not a good update – this has bricked my Xbox. After updating, managed to play about 5 minutes of Darksiders before the console froze. Turned it off, went back to work. This evening, I get to play another five minutes and then the console just turns itself off. Dead. No response. Just an expensive black brick now. Thank MS.

    • MadFruit

      Oh excellent – just checked my warranty and apparently it ran out… 6 days ago… hmmm… is that suspicious timing!

    • Zach Peebles

      The thing just came out this morning, yet you turned it off, went back to work and came back in the evening…..right

      • MadFruit

        I’m confused by your confusion. Yes, it updated this afternoon in my lunch break. You do normally have to go back to work after lunch, as I did. This evening it started fine, but this time died and will not turn back on. Right. What exactly is it you doubt?

    • KrispyInTO

      no joke my is bricked too, turned it on this morning and it freezes loading the dashboard. i tried taking out harddrive unplugging and replugging nothing. the update has screwed with the software

  • http://twitter.com/c01eman666 dave c

    no point updating then as i dont use this stupid “smart glass” thing i actually use a controller how it was meant to be controlled

    • AnthonyKinson

      You think SmartGlass is a replacement controller? Far from it lol

  • http://twitter.com/c01eman666 dave c

    ps3mediaserver is a video streamer

    • http://twitter.com/c01eman666 dave c

      works well on xbox too

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000962515759 Bryant Louden

    needa add flash to internet explore then id use it more

  • David Brown

    when will we expect another free to play game on Xbox LIVE arcade?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003147671907 Tony Ahlswede

    I owned both machines too, and new PS3 Slim with some really good games, but never played them cuz the interface was not smooth and quick…bought a Blu-ray player and sold the PS3. Never been happier.

  • Xbox4Life

    Just updated my Xbox and now I can’t play call of duty black ops 2. Just a few hours ago I was playing the game perfectly fine and now the game freaks out when I try and load any type of multiplayer ( local or online). Considering it was working fine before the update, I have to assume the reason it is not working is in fact because of the update itself. Any insight on this would be greatly appreciated.

  • RainbowDtroll

    ANOTHER REASON WHY ISP’s ARE BREAKING DOWN.

  • RainbowDtroll

    What the hell are you on about? this is about Internet bandwidth not memory shut your face or just go away if you have nothing tangible to say. were talking about bandwidth and your talking about xbox memory.. please just shove off.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marquez.165033 Alex Marquez

    yo Major Nelson since you are with Xbox tell them to quick slacking and give us a flash player for Internet Explorer or pop up blockers or multiple windows so we can just close the pop ups

  • RainbowDtroll

    And you’re just another spasticated American who thinks he’s better then everyone. you suck it up [princess and get over yourself you imbecile.

    • iPrimal

      Wow. You’re prejudice. Well I won’t carry on a conversation with someone who hates me because of where I was born. Have fun with your data cap. I honestly hope it lowers! LOL

    • http://twitter.com/BroncoDestructo Bronco Destructo

      I am American who was agreeing with you, even though I do not have any data limits and get about 35MB download speed.

      I just think it’s not right for them to push these huge updates, because some people do have limits and slow speeds.

      But maybe I’m just another spasticated American, too.

  • Xbox4Life

    Just updated my Xbox and now I can’t play call of duty black ops 2. Just a few hours ago I was playing the game perfectly fine and now the game freaks out when I try and load any type of multiplayer ( local or online). Considering it was working fine before the update, I have to assume the reason it is not working is in fact because of the update itself. Any insight on this would be greatly appreciated.

  • kevinvannatter

    People that don’t think like me are so annoying and stupid.

 

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