New Xbox 360 System Update Brings Expanded PayPal Functionality

I am happy to announce that, as a part of a new Xbox 360 System Update, we’re expanding our integration with PayPal to allow U.S. and international Xbox LIVE users to make purchases on their Xbox 360 consoles with their PayPal accounts.* Once you’ve linked your PayPal account to your Xbox LIVE account on Xbox.com, you’ll be off and running to use it as a billing option, allowing you to buy content such as Microsoft Points, Xbox LIVE Gold subscriptions and Games on Demand titles.

We are rolling out the Xbox 360 System Update gradually to all Xbox LIVE users starting today and throughout the next couple weeks to ensure a high quality deployment. Just like any other update to our service, you will know you’ve received it when you turn on your Xbox 360 console, connect to Xbox LIVE and receive a notification to download the update. It’s important to note that it may take a few days to make its way around the globe. Thanks for your patience if you don’t get it right away!

This particular update will also bring an auto-standby feature that places your console on standby if it’s idle for more than one hour, helping to reduce power consumption. This feature will be available under Auto-Off in Console Settings after you download the update

Finally, thank you to all who participated in the preview program for this Xbox 360 System Update. Your contributions helped us prepare for the updated Xbox 360 disc format capability that comes with this release.

*PayPal functionality will not be available in the following Xbox LIVE regions: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Hungary, India, Japan, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan

Edit: Updated to clarify the auto-standby feature

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  • bugzy22

    still no joy in the uk
     

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  • http://twitter.com/ALIAS4747 Omar Thomas

    Anyone in UK have the update
     

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    • http://twitter.com/Richard_Mackey Richard Mackey

      no not yet 

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  • http://twitter.com/ALIAS4747 Omar Thomas

    Anyone in UK have the update
     

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Craig-Hughes/1040440935 Craig Hughes

     one thing i know for sure the update does is if you have a console that has been opened by a non-licensed microsoft repair shop your xbox won’t install the update, making your console into a retro offline-only piece of junk. it seems unbelievably unethical that microsoft can sell something that is totally unreliable trash and then force you to pay 4 or 5 times what it would cost elsewhere to get it fixed (m$ actually replace them with another faulty launch console and keep the rip off wheel turning – this one was my fifth). i’m expecting a huge backlash if they don’t make this right, i’m certainly not giving microsoft any more money for a new console, they’ve already milked over a grand out of me for hardware and repairs. the final straw was the thin-voiced xbox support monkey strongly implying that i was an online cheat(?) using a modded console to give me an edge in online multiplayer, it might finally be time to cancel my ten year founder xbl membership and buy a ps3, at least sony don’t follow the classic american business model that is to put out something that’s designed to constantly fail so they can scum more money out of you.

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    • http://www.facebook.com/rellus.gellor Russell Gorall

       That’s messed up.

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  • Michael Thumann

     No Update in the Netherlands !!!😦 I’ll gues i have wait another 3 weeks :(:(:( !

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  • Michael Thumann

     No Update in the Netherlands !!!😦 I’ll gues i have wait another 3 weeks :(:(:( !

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  • http://www.facebook.com/vagner.ranieri Vagner Ranieri Machado

     I live im Brazil and don’t migrate my account to my region. I add my paypal account just now and… WORKS!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/vagner.ranieri Vagner Ranieri Machado

     I live im Brazil and don’t migrate my account to my region. I add my paypal account just now and… WORKS!

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