Xbox 360 Dashboard update coming December 6th

While many of you have been involved in the Xbox LIVE Preview Program and have been busy getting an early look at the next Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE features, I wanted to let you know that the official release for the update for all Xbox LIVE members will be Tuesday, December 6th.  In this update, free to all console owners,  you will see:

  • New personal and social features including Cloud Storage for Game Saves and LIVE Profile
  • Beacons and Facebook Sharing
  • Enhanced Family Settings
  • Integrated voice and gesture controls across the dashboard and in apps
  • Bing voice search (Available this year in the US, UK and CA)

In addition to all these great dashboard features, starting on December 6th and continuing on an ongoing basis through the holiday months, a wealth of new content will be coming to Xbox 360. New, customized applications for television, movies, internet videos, sports and music will begin rolling out from world-leading providers in more than 20 countries.

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  • aStrangeDisease

    Sweet! Voice controls and cloud saves FTW.

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  • Dark Sun

    pity guys in south africa can’t use all the cool stuff😦

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    • http://www.facebook.com/blikzim Bertus Meyer

      yes, im in mossel bay

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  • http://twitter.com/fmsantos39 Marcos Santos

    Youtube will be available for Portugal?

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  • Anonymous

    I hate my lower bandwidth, but love using ESPN…made the switch from TW to ATT.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/simonjohnrope Simon John Rope

    Does this have LoveFilm for UK users?

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    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RL4W6IDNLLY4AIRBU6ZRRQTMTE Steve

      Yes, I beleive LoveFilm will be available in the UK after this update🙂

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  • http://www.facebook.com/luc.fournier2 Luc Fournier

    langler je conprent riin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/luc.fournier2 Luc Fournier

    langler je conprent riin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • http://twitter.com/bananaboy5000 Ralph Adams

    will we be able to use a mic (headset or the thing you sing into for whatever game)  instead of kinnect for voice controls?

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    • Anonymous

      most unlikely as those voice controls were specifically made for the Kinect itself

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  • http://www.facebook.com/tovarnet Marco Tovar

    Vaya ya era hora, dos semanas y la podremos disfrutar, ya me habia cansado de estar checando todos los dias, jajajjaja…. saludos

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  • Timothy Robertson

    how long will the update take?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1061342280 Albin Broman

    skype ?

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  • http://twitter.com/Stupifica7ion Brendan Pitcher

    I’m pretty sure I remember there being a mention about YouTube videos?

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  • Anonymous

    December 6th?  So now the fall update is a winter update?  Somebody dropped the ball on this one. But I guess it is better late than never. I can’t wait to see it and experience it (hopefully it is much faster, and less retina burning bright)!

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    • Anonymous

      hmm, December 6th is still fall … Winter starts Dec 22nd… Still a fall update

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  • http://twitter.com/Gears_Faithful Daniel Irving

    I am in the preview, I like the new dashboard, but on thing I dont get…TV commercials show youtube etc, yet it still is not on there….false advertising much?

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    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-King/849570067 Jason King

      You expected everything to be on there all at once? Lol

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001460066064 Taylor Ryan Gilmore

    Thanks Major

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  • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

    I think you guys are really going to like Cloud Storage. The team did a really nice job with it…it ‘just works’😉

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    • http://twitter.com/R4MP4GE Domenico

      Does it have autosync with game saves that i have on my HDD? I need my xbox offline too, and i didn’t use cloude storage if it doesnt work in this way…

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      • http://twitter.com/HerXtheSlayer Mario

        From what I can tell it saves on your box and does auto-sync later.

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      • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

        I’ve got a video coming up when the dashboard releases that will answer many of the questions!

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      • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

        I’ve got a video coming up when the dashboard releases that will answer many of the questions!

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      • http://twitter.com/mark_vaughn Mark Vaughn

        How do you get your profile to the Cloud?

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      • http://www.facebook.com/simonjohnrope Simon John Rope

        It’s built in, it’s kinda like a built in memory card – except it uses the internetz

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      • http://twitter.com/mark_vaughn Mark Vaughn

        The question wasn’t “What is the Cloud?”. The question was how can a profile be transferred to the Cloud. My Profile is still stored locally on USB and my Cloud is empty.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/dmcvea Darnell Brushaud McVea

        I haven’t tried it, but I imagine it’s similar to transferring to another memory location. Drag and drop. But you have to activate Cloud storage before using it

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    • http://twitter.com/WootBeToGod Blake Sims

      I see what you did thar!

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    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joseph-Thornton/1442413451 Joseph Thornton

      It does work, but only if you already have INTERNAL hard drive space of 512MB.  It does not “just work” if you currently use Flash storage (external memory).  Translation, it does not work on arcade models. So use the cloud if you already have plenty of hard drive space?

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    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joseph-Thornton/1442413451 Joseph Thornton

      It does work, but only if you already have INTERNAL hard drive space of 512MB.  It does not “just work” if you currently use Flash storage (external memory).  Translation, it does not work on arcade models. So use the cloud if you already have plenty of hard drive space?

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    • Anonymous

      Ok Major Nelson I have a question. With the new cloud am I save getting the 4GB x-box? I really don’t have a need for the 250GB one and I was worried that the 4GB was too small. I don’t store anything on my x-box but Demos and saving games. 

      Another question when this launches does this mean all i have to do is log on into any x-box and my game saves will be there? Thanks

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  • Anonymous

    Been looking forward to CS for a very long time… since before they announced it.  Honestly I think at this point we (anyone who owns an 360) are testing out the features they want to but in the NextBox.

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  • http://twitter.com/Tonezorz Anthony Mazel

    Being told my feature suggestion, and problem with the current implementation was “By design” is so far my only disappointment with the new dashboard. That and the clunky friends list. But really, why can’t “xbox, open tray” be an acceptable Kinect command on ANY of the dashboard’s “Panes”? Why does it have to bee on the home tab with Open Tray visible on screen for it, or any kinect commands to work? Seems like it must be a hardware limitation, as I can’t understand how they limit the functionality of a savvy user. Especially one who has invested in the new tech to be able to BE more functional, not feel hindered.

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  • http://twitter.com/PuppetDoctor Puppet Doctor

    Goodbye old dashboard you will be missed.

    Thank you for the update of when the new dashboard will be released. Not really looking forward it to though since I like the current one but I do like the new format for the Xbox site.

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  • http://twitter.com/drooln Nathan Yap

    Totally looking forward to the beacons!!!

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  • http://twitter.com/drooln Nathan Yap

    Totally looking forward to the beacons!!!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001306811568 Lucas Tres

    Voice commands will have support for other languages… so, who languages? (i’m brazillian, i speak portuguese)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/xthedidact TheDidact Lives

    so there’s no skype… =(

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  • Anonymous

    +1 for Amazon Video on the Xbox!

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  • http://openid-provider.appspot.com/Faethor7 Kevin Patterson

    Will it have Youtube at launch?

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