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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  • http://twitter.com/ahleungtt Henry Leung

    What is this Standby mode? Will it keep all the current status of the xbox?
     If my xbox enters this Standby mode when I am in the middle of a game (e.g. paused, went for lunch),  will I lost any unsaved game progress?

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  • austin-1107

     I havent got it yet in the us this is so gay:(

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  • Anonymous

    still waiting………

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  • Kyle DelPrince

    i cannot find how to change the setting for the auto standby feature

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  • Anonymous

     and waiting……….

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    STIL WAITIN 

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  • http://twitter.com/kmilovm Camilo Vergara Muñoz

     Great idea MS… making available PAYPAL only for USA….you can pay with paypal around the globe, whats the difference on making available for the rest of the world… 

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    • http://twitter.com/8008135 Jordon Kraft

      read, all countries except 20 out of 200!  That is a pay pal limit not xbox. 

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      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H763O2RLIKVR2Z4DR5HC6YEJWU Magashi

         Actually, paypal is available for a lot of the excluded regions. I live in Greece and have been using paypal for years now, yet the Xbox Live update excluded Greece for Paypal – go figure.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Johnson/1776890020 Michael Johnson

    Got my update at around 2 p.m. EST on the 19th. Seems that people with liteon drives are getting the first updates. (Mine was from a Black Ops update)

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

    give it to the UK please 

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