July 5th 2013 2:00 am PT
Update: We’ve had an overwhelming demand for participation, and have closed registration. If we re-open registration, I’ll let you know. Update 2: As of 9, July we have started rolling out the beta. Update 3 [July 10, 9PM Pacific]: Japan signup is now available. Beta registration remains closed in many countries but we’ve opened additional spots in Greece, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Turkey, and UAE. Remember that signup is now accessed directly through your Xbox 360 console to streamline the experience. Once the spots fill in these 7 countries, signups will be closed to the public.
Update: As of 12, July the program is now closed in all regions. Thanks for your interest and participation!
We’re inviting Xbox Live members worldwide to participate in the 2013 Xbox Live Update for Xbox 360 Public Beta.* It will include updates to improve overall performance and the ability to conduct transactions with local currency, as Microsoft Points will be retired later this year.
Unlike our previous beta programs, sign up is now accessed directly through your Xbox 360 console to streamline the experience. Space is limited, so once the spots are filled the beta will be closed to the public.
To join, look for the Xbox Beta Program tile on the home hub of the Xbox Dashboard.
You will be required to agree to a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for confidentiality reasons. For more details on the beta are in this Beta FAQ.
Our open public betas allow you to help make Xbox even better.
We appreciate your feedback and thank you for participating!
* Xbox Live members in any of our 41 Xbox Live-enabled markets will be able to participate in the public beta for Xbox 360. Please note that members in Japan will have an opportunity to join at a later date. I’ll update this post when we open it for Japan, and additional information about the program as it progresses.
Update: The FAQ is now live here.