Xbox LIVE Update Preview Program

 

 

I am happy to announce that we’re doing an Xbox 360 System Update Preview program for our next release, and the opportunity to sign up is now available. The Preview Program will give you the chance to check out ESPN on Xbox LIVE, Zune music, Netflix search, the new Xbox LIVE dashboard, and new updates to Zune video and Family Settings on your Xbox 360*.  Much like we did last year, you’ll need to visit the Microsoft Connect site from this link and sign in with your Windows LIVE ID that is connected to your Xbox LIVE Gamertag.  Once you complete the survey that is presented to you, the Connect site will notify you immediately if you’ve been accepted.  A couple of points before you head off to register:

We’re looking for multiple thousands of participants, so your chances of making it in are good.
•This is not for Kinect. You will not be receiving a Kinect sensor if you are chosen to participate.
•This opportunity is open to all Xbox LIVE Members in regions where Xbox LIVE is available.
•To avoid any problems, read the survey carefully and double check all the information your provide.
•While both Xbox LIVE Gold and Silver members can sign up, Priority will be given to Gold members in the selection process.

I’ll be sure to updated this post if the program fills up.

Sign up for the Xbox LIVE Update Preview Program

Good luck!

*Not all features are available in all Xbox LIVE regions. Netflix subscription required to use Netflix features. An ISP that supports ESPN 3 is required to use ESPN features. Xbox LIVE Gold Account required to use some features

Update: We have as many people as we need right now, and registration is now closed. If we need any more, I’ll make a post.

 

 

Comments

  • stonedhumor

    yea im in!!! finally get to be a part of a beta lol im pumped for espn3 use it on my laptop all the time

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  • Goodeye84

    Awesome to see this coming. I kept thinking over the weekend I needed to make sure I had my info on hand so while at work when this came out I could update, of course I forgot! Thankfully I have an awesome wife at home who is getting me the Serial number and Console ID number and emailing me those now.

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  • Wulf684

    I don’t get it… all of you with those fancy avatar backdrops: don’t you already have this dashboard?

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  • Goodeye84

    Major the site after submitting your info says: “Thank you for your interest in participating. We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted into the program. The program will officially start within the next two weeks. Until then, please be patient and check back on this site often for the latest updates.”

    Does this mean that we are actually accepted or just a blanket staement? I don’t recall it actually saying your accepted until you guys really did accept people. Or are us few getting our info in first getting first dibs? Please tell me it’s the latter even though I know it’s not.

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  • JewldPnthr

    Yay! In and ready for action!

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  • Frayteez

    Wow accepted already? maybe thats because they’ve had everything set up since the kinect preview program. Sad I still didnt get into that but got the invite…Usually it takes weeks to find out if im even accepted. Thats for these preview programs Microsoft!! Love them!

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  • xxREAPERxx35

    WOOT! yay i’m in, cant wait to see it🙂

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  • Randactyl

    I’m in!

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  • ZaZeeMan

    For those that don’t have access to your console ID/Serial Number and have registered their console:
    .
    For Console ID go to:
    http://www.xbox.com/en-CA/support/systemuse/xbox360/licensemigration/
    and DON’T COMPLETE THE TRANSFER (unless you need to)! Just check to see your console ID there. If you have multiple ID’s, then don’t bother unless you wan to go with the majority of your licenses
    .
    For your serial number (if you previously registered), go to:
    https://myservice.xbox.com/en-US/Pages/Welcome.aspx
    and start a Repair Request to see your current serial number.
    .
    Hopefully this makes sense to someone but it worked fine for me since my information is current. 🙂

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  • D4rth T Man7iz

    I’m glad to say this is the third time I get accepted into a Preview Program.
    Hopefully this new update is a step forward, in the correct way.
    😉

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  • gunzman

    Thanks for the update, just signed up.

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  • CDN Crockett

    I’ve signed up!

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  • Dvt en MJ

    I already was accepted for an earlier beta. I hope this one will have cool new features too!

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  • bUbbALoUmCc

    Sweet I got in. Hey what is up with these cool avatar backgrounds I am seeing? Are they generic avatar pics or what?

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  • Anonymous

    hell yeah! i always get accepted in these update previews!!! thanks a lot Major N!!!!

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  • The Gh0sts

    yay I finally registered in!🙂

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  • XTREME CHAOS1

    so, this will not effect in game chat? or it will… i have read variances of both cases? i am aware that the voice message system and party and private chat will not work if both partys are not in the preview program, just curious of a definate answer on the game chat funtions?

    i was in the rewards program and worked great… im excited to be involved in this program aswell…. see yall soon

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  • stonedhumor

    people have the new avatar backrounds cause they were part of the kinect beta wich already uses the new dashboard

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  • CluelessJedi

    Anyone know roughly when the rollout begins?

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  • UNSCleric

    Accepted, for the fourth year in a row.🙂

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  • Supreme Entity

    @Bionic92 Why yes, my gamerpic/avatar background is from the beta.

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  • Mcmax3000

    I don’t know if it has been said yet because there are already a lot of comments.
    With previous betas, only so many people have been allowed to sign up. The acceptance that you’re seeing probably means that you’re accepted into the group of eligible participants. It probably does not mean that you’re guaranteed to get the update.

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  • lightsup55

    @Nielsthomas1

    Actually, you HAVE THE OPTION to keep your current dashboard. When a new dashboard version released, you’ll be asked if you want to apply the update. It will also note that IF YOU DECLINE the update, you’ll be UNABLE TO SIGN-IN TO XBOX LIVE UNTIL THE UPDATE IS APPLIED.

    If you would rather have the dashboard you currently have and NOT update, then DECLINE the update. You’ll still be able to play the games you already have [offline], but you WON’T be able to play online multiplayer. You’ll also be no longer able to chat with your friends or download anything on Xbox LIVE Marketplace.

    You can’t have an older dashboard and expect all of the Xbox LIVE features to work as they should when everyone else is using the new dashboard.

    In this example, the party chat (and private chat?) will not work between the current dashboard you have now and the one you’d get if you were accepted into this preview program because of a change with the headset sound quality (source: http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-6162-Xbox-360-Fall-Update-to-Improve-Headset-Sound-Quality.html).

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  • rhisctastic

    Hopefully this adds Netflix for Canadians

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  • Hellhog

    I would, however I don’t want to lose party chat or enter the risk of my xbox malfunctioning because of some glitch.

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