New Xbox 360 features now available (Twitter, Facebook, Zune Video and Last.FM)


We’ve just released the latest new features for your Xbox 360.  In case you’ve been off the grid for the past few months and don’t know what is in this update, allow me to give you the some of the highlights: Facebook, Zune Video, Twitter and Last.FM.  Here is how to find ‘em: Facebook and Twitter will appear automatically on your dashboard in the new My Community channel, Zune Video is in the Video Channel and Last.FM will be found under the Music Channel.


Assuming you have the latest Xbox 360 system update from Xbox LIVE, these new features will automatically appear sometime over the next few hours. Availability of these features will vary by region.

Remember, if you are under 18, you’ll have to
wait a little longer for some of these features.




  • CyberG4

    Will the Avatar video be available to people in Canada (or the USA)? So far it only seems like it’s available in the UK


  • scotztubbie

    I see we now have less movies in the UK and the guild has gone to. Great last fm is great so are facebook and twitter but don’t use that much.


  • LapsonHK

    I have only tried facebook, and I hope this is just a launch of a xbox-facebook platform for your team to keep adding more features to it.

    I thought it will be integrated into the OS, like MSN. But it is not. Now it’s like an arcade game that I need to explicitly run it to play. But this game is not fun enough for me to do it.

    I thought there will be more interactions between xbox and facebook, or some xbox-specific features. But now it’s just like using my xbox as a PC to browse facebook, while xbox is actually a less convenient client machine.

    I hoped it can capture in-game screenshot, for me to share with friends on facebook. But apparently, I hoped too much.

    I thought, at least, it can replace the facebook app “gamercard”, to automatically update my achievement history onto facebook. This should be technically easy. But it can’t.

    Honestly speaking, based on its current features, I am disappointed by this facebook add-on.


  • GryffinDarkBred

    Was kinda hoping to stream in-game. I mean, sure it’ll be cool if I’m ever somewhere with an internet conenction, my Xbox 360, but no PC and I want some music, but honestly I doubt I’ll use Last.FM that much because my Laptop’s never that far away…

    Perhaps further integration with the dashboard and media player in the 360 OS would be just what this feature really needs. I’m not asking for the ability to flip through stations, but recents and favorites might be nice to pick from while in-game.

    A feature that works as advertised, could use more integration to maximize the potential, all in all a B grade effort. Definite effort was put forth, and it works well, but needs a bit more polish and work to truly be effective.


  • Sotherluck

    Good new features, I expect they will be more integrated with xbox live, achievements, etc in the future.

    Only problem I have encountered is with the Avatar trailer, I am from Spain and it is available here. It works great on one of my 360s but when trying to play it in the other one it doesn`t have sound and worse, after returning to the dashboard it keeps without sound even if you try to play another video or play a game it stays mute. Only way I have found to get sound back is restarting the xbox. Every other trailer I could see works flawlessly in both consoles, so I guess it has something to do with that particular video audio codecs or something for that particular version of the 360 hardware. Anyone else experiencing this?


  • vladmk2 says it is not available in my region 😦


  • Rainami

    Nice features but to make it BETTER, have at least twitter in game like MSN. That would be epic.


  • samekila

    I love that there apps if you don’t like your not forced into having it I hope more apps are on there way. I think I like apps more on my console then my phone. Last. FM is awesome. Netflix , Last. FM , and MW2 not enough time in the world it sucks.


  • wolfzero01

    I really hope there will a future update that will allow Last Fm to be used while messing around with the dashboard or playing a game, as I would like to be able to do other things on my 360 while listening to it

    I’m really glad that Facebook & Twitter are optional


  • Spacezombie76

    I really hate the new Zune Video Library. It shows me everything I’ve ever downloaded or looked at mixed in with my downloaded videos. I would just like to see what I’ve got on the hard drive.


  • Jayrossss

    Okay, awesome. But I can’t use these new features because I’m 17? What gives? Microsoft is fine with me being able to stream American Pie: The Naked Mile via Netflix but won’t let me access my Facebook? I can shoot people in the face(MW2), have sex with sarcastic wizards (Dragon Age), but I can’t tweet? Microsoft is fine selling me Star Trekk for 1,200 MS points, but I can’t listen to I can pay $40 for xbox live but I can’t download the L4D2 demo?

    These age restrictions are unnecessary, steps should be taken to open it up more, or make it easier to change what I can access. I hope this update comes quick.


  • batkinson001

    the update is nice and all but i and most likely many of the canadian xbox live gold users want all the features promised in the update… all we got was zune video marketplace (with little to no free stuff) twitter and facebook (both limited in what they can do)… where’s our Last.FM & Netflix???

    stop giving canadians the finger M$.


  • enanenes

    I live in Portugal, so that means no zune / netflix / sky and no Yes, we have twitter and facebook, but they are so limited, comparing with what we can do in thoses sites in the internet!!! Very disapointing!!!


  • GKnight 10

    I still haven’t got anything while my friends got Twitter, Facebook and Last FM.

    Can someone explain to me why this is happening?


  • Ofiks

    yeahh cool, not an ordinary FB


  • lennieboy16

    zune market place can”t play in my region.*sign* what a let down or mybe becuz it was a free vid,stil still cool anyways, i want to try last fm.u think ms could sign a deal with dish or direct tv that would bo cooljust lke with sky tv.


  • ncBadrock

    This Update is so weak. It’s not even a real update. And it was not tested thoroughly, there are lots of bugs.

    Major flaws:
    – The need to wait for all of these applications to load and beeing unable to access them durin a gaming session
    – When you downloaded Zune, you don’t have the choice between the direct hard Drive access or Zune, if you want to watch a downloaded video from the game marketplace you always have to use Zune
    – Zune does not update the video list when new videos are downloaded from the marketplace
    – Zune displays invalid and outdated movies I bought several months ago, can’t delete these items from the video list

    I wonder who beta tested these apps…


  • Warrengonline

    Last.FM totally rocks! The only ‘bad’ thing is that you can’t play a game and listen to music at the same time. I’m glad the apps were downloads and not integrated into the dashboard. Looking forward to having time to make a playlist. What’s with all of the new channels?


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