New Xbox 360 dashboard update starts rolling out today

 

 

Many of you have been involved in the 2012 Xbox LIVE Update Public Beta and have been busy getting an early look at the latest Xbox LIVE features. Today we’re starting to roll out the official release of the update to Xbox LIVE subscribers around the world. To ensure a stable release, this will be a gradual deployment across subscribers and regions over the course of the next week. Our initial deployment will reach approximately three million consoles worldwide, with additional users being updated over the course of a couple weeks. Don’t panic if you don’t see an immediate update, just keep checking back in.

In this update, you will see the following features.

  • Refreshed Xbox 360 Dashboard. We’ve updated the UI with a few things, including an updated layout with more tiles, a combined TV & Movies channel and, in the US, a Sports destination.
  • Internet Explorer for Xbox. With Internet Explorer on Xbox, you can easily find and view internet content on the biggest screen in the house, including HTML5 videos.
  • Recommendations and Ratings. Recommendations will allow you to discover new favorites, generated based on a number of variables including the content you previously viewed, what your friends are consuming and what is most relevant and popular with our Xbox community. You can now rate content yourself and also see Rotten Tomatoes ratings.
  • Pinning. Pinning lets you personalize the dashboard by saving your favorite movies, TV shows, games, music, videos and websites right to the home screen. It’s as easy as opening an app or a favorite movie and clicking “pin.”
  • Xbox Video. Formerly called Zune Video Marketplace, Xbox Video offers hundreds of thousands of TV shows and movies for buying or renting in instant HD streaming.
  • Recent. Previously called Quick Play, the Recent view gives you a list of movies, games, apps or other types of content that you most recently accessed on the console.
  • Enhanced Search. The last Xbox LIVE update brought Bing voice search to Xbox so you could use voice to search for movies, TV shows, actors, directors and artists. This year we added genre search to the list, so now you can search for action, comedy, romance, drama or sci-fi. Bing voice search now includes results for video across the Web, including YouTube.
  • International Expansion of Voice Search. We’ve expanded our Kinect voice search capabilities to 9 new countries – Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Ireland.

What about Xbox SmartGlass? That’s coming too, but not until Windows 8 launches on October 26th. When the Xbox SmartGlass app launches on tablets, PCs and smartphones, it will include key foundational experiences for interacting with your Xbox 360, such as dashboard and app navigation and Internet Explorer control, like text input, scrolling and pinch and zoom.

Yesterday, we shared all the details about Xbox Music, our brand new digital music service. Xbox Music begins rolling out today on Xbox 360, it will launch with free streaming on all Windows 8 PCs and tablets on October 26th and Windows Phone 8 as devices arrive in market. Xbox Music combines all the different ways people love to enjoy music, creating the ultimate all-in-one music service.

For all the details on Xbox Music, check out the Microsoft News Center.

The 2012 Xbox LIVE update is beginning its rollout today and we expect all Xbox LIVE subscribers to have access to the update in the coming days.

Comments

  • http://twitter.com/jamieTHFC jamie ashton

    I bet Larry hyrb ain’t even looking at these is he!!! Maybe he should show bait more courtesy?..all we wanna know is when will we bloody get it!! Surely they know when they send it out??? No???

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  • gawdland1

    do u need xboxlive gold to use interent explorer and I’m still didn’t get any update

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  • http://twitter.com/Solidsnke74 BIF

    I’m still waiting on the patch, I’m beginning to think this patch is a myth;)

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  • http://twitter.com/Vivdk Morten Visby Madsen

    When will the update come to denmark? Ive been waiting a long time now and still nothing… Can you download it to a usb and install it your self?

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  • http://twitter.com/luigi408 Luis Cabezas

    I still have receive the update. I tried the USB and download the update from the website but its the old one -__-

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  • http://www.facebook.com/ElmoLokz Elmo Lokz Ofwgkta

    i havnt got my update bro…that isnt cool at all

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jamie.t.ashton.9 Jamie Thfc Ashton

    I have a feeling there will be another update to follow shortly

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  • cherryraider

    its now the 21st and still no new dashboard any suggestions.

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    • Lee Rayson

      try testing your network connection it may force the update

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  • Lee Rayson

    IE uses HTML5 no need for flash

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  • Miles

    Yeah, I got the update. Ugh.. just keeps getting worse and worse. Slower roll-out, MORE of those crappy tiles (ugh!)–meaning even SMALLER artwork for games, a half-working implementation of Internet Explorer, pinning (which doesn’t seem to work on a bunch of things like the video player app–what’s the point then?), a long much-needed rebranding of Zune video and Zune music to Xbox Video and Xbox Music (both of which aren’t free on XBox but will be free to Windows 8 users–why bother using the name Xbox then?)… all this AND it sometimes takes up to two minutes to start up (spinning circles at boot-up… and the forums seem to agree that lots of people are seeing this too) and to top it ALL off… I still gets ads on the Xbox’s interface despite the fact that I’m paying yearly fees to use XBOX Live. Are you kidding me? It feels worse with every update, instead of better.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/gajdadk Andreas Gajda Kristensen

    HI, no update in Denmark. When is it coming?

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  • Steven Hogg

    Well it is now 12:25 on October 22nd 2012 here in the U.K and I STILL DO NOT have this update.

    I do not think I am ever going to get it. Or does this update not apply to 4 year old 60GB Falcon 360’s?

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    • http://www.facebook.com/jamie.t.ashton.9 Jamie Thfc Ashton

      Don’t worry mate I ain’t got it either… We wil all have it before the 26th so I’m not to worried… Pissed off though as I’m do impatient!!! Can’t wait to use smartglass!!!

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  • http://twitter.com/Solidsnke74 BIF

    Patch is a myth. It came out Wednesday and I’m still waiting. What are they using to roll this out SCCM?;)

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  • Adam

    I live in the UK, I have an old xbox, I am an Xbox Live Gold Member and I did not receive this update, could anyone tell me why?

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  • Adam

    I live in the Uk, I am a Gold Member, and I have not got the update, why?

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  • http://twitter.com/jamieTHFC jamie ashton

    Bored of waitin now!!!!!

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