Cloud Storage and more coming to Xbox LIVE

Following the E3 Briefing earlier today, we also announced the following features coming to Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE Members later this year:

  • The New Dashboard. Simpler. Cleaner. Easier to navigate. With the addition of new entertainment content on Xbox LIVE and our commitment to continuously improving the overall Xbox experience, we’ve updated the dashboard with a new look and feel that makes it even more open, inviting and intuitive to navigate. All of your favorite content is categorized in a way that is easy to browse and find what you’re looking for, plus you can use voice anywhere in the dashboard to effortlessly navigate and get to what you want.
  • Bing on Xbox. We are bringing Bing to Xbox. Bing on Xbox searches Netflix, Hulu Plus, ESPN, as well as our music, video and Xbox LIVE marketplaces to find exactly the entertainment you want to enjoy. With Bing on Xbox and Kinect, you can effortlessly find the games, movies, TV shows, sports and music you want by only using your voice. You say it, Xbox finds it. The experience is now simpler than ever before.
  • Expanded Kinect Voice Support. We want Xbox LIVE members around the globe to experience the magic of Kinect’s voice recognition technology so we are committed to bringing voice to eight additional markets by the end of this year with a total of 13 markets that will have Kinect voice. We are also exploring some innovative new ways to enable the LIVE community to help us accelerate the refinement of voice models in new markets, and look forward to sharing developments on that front soon.
  • Beacons. We want to make it easy for you to connect with friends over your favorite games on Xbox LIVE, so we are introducing Beacons to the service. Beacons are a way to tell your Xbox LIVE and Facebook friends that you want to play a game on Xbox LIVE. By setting a Beacon, you tell Xbox LIVE what you want to play. Then, Xbox LIVE lets you know when friends are playing or want to play the same game. With Beacons, no matter what you’re currently doing on Xbox LIVE your friends know that it’s ok to ask you to play your Beaconed games. Imagine sending out a Beacon to let your friends know you’re interested in playing “Halo,” while watching a movie on Netflix. It’s about making it easier for you to share and discover games and multiplayer opportunities with friends on Xbox LIVE.
  • Cloud Storage for Game Saves and LIVE Profile. Here at Xbox LIVE we listen to your feedback. We are making it easier for you to sign into your Xbox LIVE account from any console at any time to access your game saves and full profile, including items such as Microsoft Points to make purchases, Achievements and friends. Cloud storage will allow you to enjoy the same great Xbox LIVE gaming experience even when you’re not in your own living room by giving you the option to store your “game saves” securely in the Xbox LIVE cloud instead of on a portable memory unit or your console’s hard drive. Gone are the days of “gamertag recovery.” Now all you need to do is sign in, no matter where you are!

Comments

  • Anonymous

    All this, and still only a 100 friend limit.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/hood.locsta Hood Locsta

    major we need more than 100 friends and when you earnt an achievement,it be posted to your Facebook page

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    • kyobo7

      I like the 100 friends idea, but not the achievement fb page idea. I dont really want a whole bunch of achievements spamming all over my profile. Oh and we should actually get to chat with people on facebook.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/hood.locsta Hood Locsta

        na its cool to do bro i think its cool but u have the opintion to post it or not but u right about talkin to facebook friends and family

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  • http://downrightupleft.com/926/xbox-live-goes-into-the-clouds-beacons/ Xbox LIVE Goes Into The Clouds & Beacons « Down Right Up Left

    […] Source: MajorNelson […]

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  • http://www.gamecentral.biz/e3-2011-microsoft-announces-new-xbox-360-features/ E3 2011: Microsoft Announces New Xbox 360 Features | Xbox 360 News | Game Central | Game, New and updates

    […] [via Major Nelson's Blog] […]

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  • http://twitter.com/biblio117 J.P. Barbadillo

    When will came this update to the dashboard, and when we can talk in spanish of Spain A.K.A. Castellano (Not mexican) with the Kinect. Thanks for the answer.

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  • empire.of.one

    If i change my locale to another country, so that i can use Kinect voice commands while on xbox live, am i in breach of the xbox live terms  of use? Can i be reprimanded somehow for not choosing my own locale?

    Because the only way for me to use the much advertised voice controls online is to change my locale.

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  • http://theotakublog.com/home/2011/06/11/new-features-coming-to-xbox-live-this-fall/ New Features coming to Xbox Live this Fall « TheOtakuBlog

    […] Major Nelson Share […]

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=800739198 Andrew Wong

    I would be so happy if these guys had done cloud storage earlier! It’s really irritating to think that all my game saves would still be with me if these Xbox people hadn’t been so slow and had introduced this far earlier! Sigh…all of my game saves lost due to the new xbox’s worthless hard drive failing! Microsoft earlier was probably like “Let’s make them buy memory cards which become obsolete and then introduce USB sticks as the replacement”! I hope they don’t charge for cloud storage!

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AVS52PBM2QIKEDXPZF2ZRGPSIA Diego

    When Will This Come Into Effect?

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  • http://twitter.com/CIDkidzPILLZ Jeffrey Tews

    I Can’t wait!! Keep up the Great Work!

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  • http://www.xboxliveclans.com/xbox-360-discussion/12335-cloud-storage-more-coming-xbox-live.html#post34901 Cloud Storage and More Coming to Xbox LIVE - Xbox Live Clans

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  • http://www.facebook.com/cjcarter18 Chris James Carter

    will the new dashboard be only for kinect?

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  • http://twitter.com/RantAbulus Abul Hussain

    Xbox Live just keeps on getting better and better. Especially the online aspect of it. As an owner of both Xbox and PS3, all I can say is my PS3 has been sitting under my desk ever since I got my 360s.

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  • http://www.gameandtech.net/2011/06/13/e3-2011-xbox-360s-new-look-dashboard-detailed/ E3 2011: Xbox 360′s new-look dashboard detailed | Game & Tech :: Latest Game And Tech News from all Around The World

    […] Live’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has added further detail on Microsoft’s plans to use Kinect on Xbox 360 in a variety of new […]

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  • http://www.kleinsterpreis.tk/xbox-live-%e2%80%93-dashboard-update/ Xbox LIVE – Dashboard-Update | Neues aus aller Welt

    […] hat im offiziellen Xbox Blog eine Reihe von neuen Funktionen für das nächste Dashboard-Update der Xbox 360 angekündigt. Neben […]

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  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.bayes Alex Nicky Bayes Southe

    when willthe xbox Cloud Storage be up and going
    and when  is  the next update for dasboard

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  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.bayes Alex Nicky Bayes Southe

    when willthe xbox Cloud Storage be up and going
    and when  is  the next update for dasboard

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  • http://www.myce.com/microsoft-readies-interactive-nuads-for-xbox-kinect-46647/ Microsoft readies interactive ‘NUAds’ for Xbox Kinect | MyCE – My Consumer Electronics

    […] is currently no ETA for NUAds (possibly this fall when the next big Xbox Live update goes live) or details about how widespread they’ll be, but it’s obvious Microsoft sees […]

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  • http://xbox.ultimate-directory.net/news/new-xbox-live-features-cloud-storage-finally-and-what-are-beacons/ New Xbox LIVE Features: Cloud Storage Finally And What Are Beacons? | Xbox World

    […] Source: Major Nelson […]

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