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.

 

 

Comments

  • Sim31

    Woooo! The Fall update is here! The preview program was awesome! Hope everybody enjoys the new additions to your XBox Live Console! Ready for the next preview.

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  • DarkGin87

    Now the Beta is out the way, can we get a sneak at joy ride……….i been waiting for this arcade game since E3

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  • RICE md

    Yay? I guess…The one feature I liked in Preview form was the Zune Video Marketplace. fbook and twitter were not so great. I do like the Xbox is continuing to evolve. So Yay for Xbox makers of cooler stuffs.

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  • Blue Thunder28

    Finally I wont be the only person on my list with the new features! Looking forward to Zune video Parties!

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  • xXxsoccerxXx

    No last.fm in Germany😦

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  • mnemo

    It would be REALLY nice if the features would be directly integrated into the dashboard instead of having separate apps. Sony is integrating Facebook directly into XMB. (I’d never thought I’d use Sony as a good example. Meh!)

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  • MasterAbbott

    Enjoy it .. ive had it for the past 2 weeks and it’s great .. but us Aussies miss out on a few of the featus like Zune Video and Last.FM .. everything else is there and working happily .. now back to MW2😉

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  • Pr3ggas

    Cool things just keep getting better.

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  • mnemo

    BTW, will people with in the preview program get a new firmware, too? Mine didn’t update and I have Dashboard V2.0.8955.0

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  • DavidGX

    Such a lame update. I really miss our old spring/fall updates.

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  • DavidGX

    Such a lame update. I really miss our old spring/fall updates.

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  • DarkGin87

    @mnemo – Okay you use Sony as an example then did you forget Sony isn’t making netflix intergraded to the console (least not for a while)they are sending out streaming disc you have to keep in youre console while you watch which is far worse than and APP. Least the way Xbox is doing it if you ain’t going to use the feature you won’t download it. BTW i think twitter was the only thing they make a downloadable APP for

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  • vinchenzison

    Why tease me with LastFm, allowing me to log in etc but then to tell me not available in my region when trying to play a track!!

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  • s1lentb0bUK

    I thought JoyRide was going to be released the Fall Update? Anyone any idea as to when it actually comes out then?

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  • Cronan

    Thanks to everyone who worked hard on this. To those posting about firmware, this is not a firmware update, it’s just a set of new apps (please correct me if I’m wrong, Major)

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  • Cronan

    Also, some of the links not working in the UK:

    http://www.xbox.com/live/update/default.htm

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  • Kyaizen

    I’ve been using these updates since the preview program started, and I’m quite disappointed. If you could integrate what you’ve been playing [XLN and Raptr do a great job already], and if you could tweet/facebook WHILE in a game, not on the dashboard, then this would be an amazing update… But the fact is, I haven’t used any of the features [besides Last.FM while cleaning] since I tested them out.. If you upgrade these features, and make them easily usable in-game, then you’ll have a hit on your hands.. otherwise, it’s a pass.

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  • Cronan

    Some constructive comments:

    Last.fm on the 360 is great, but it would be amazing if it worked in the background – I would love to be able to use Last.fm as a custom playlist in a game.

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  • Glenn ZA

    I’ll sadly only get to see it once I get home from work later this afternoon…
    😉😎

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  • Karamutengo

    This update is lame.
    I tought you could check and update your status while you are gamming but you cant. You need to return to dash and then use the facebook/twitter. While for twiiter i use an API (i think now is the same on the xbox fall update) that every achivament i get its automatic updated in my twitter and facebook. Zune video is “ok” but all the movies avaliable i already have on DVD or Blueray. Last.fm isnt avaliable in Switzerland. So for me this update is good as nothing.

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  • xxREAPERxx35

    What a great first preview i was in and hope its not the last. Glad its full release now WOOP!

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  • NBA Kirkland

    Feedback on Last.fm: Cool, but useless to me unless I can listen while I play a game. Please work on that for the next update. Thanks.

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  • Cronan

    Constructive feedback 2: Xbox Live devs, once you’ve made Last.fm run as a custom playlist would you please make Twitter on the 360 as easy and quick to use as the Messenger integration? Thanks in advance.

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  • r3dreck

    last.fm rocks, though some of the kid’s channel songs are questionable.

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