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New 360 dashboard rolls out today

The latest Xbox 360 Dashboard update will begin to roll out today, although it'll take a few weeks to reach the entire world.

Generally the UK and Europe gets the update on the day of launch, so you can probably expect it to arrive here at some point today.

The update includes a whole host of feature, all of which can be seen below. As you can see, this latest update will not include Smartglass, which is scheduled for a later date.

Xbox 360 Dashboard Update

- 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.

Edited On 16 Oct, 2012

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Dead 4 years ago
Pinning sounds good, it will be nice to have easy access to ,y favourite downloaded games without having to scroll through my games collection. Other than that it mainly sounds like little tweaks and IE, which I don't even like using on my PC.
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0000000000 4 years ago
im a google chrome fan on the pc so the IE doesnt sway me when its just easier to turn your pc on for things like that but other than that seems a decent enough update
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scourge 4 years ago
I've had the update since August now, nothing amazing IE is crap, they're a couple of little features that are helpful, like the pinning. only thing good about it was the happy wars beta haha.
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LFC Bywater 4 years ago
None of this stuff really effects me, i don't listen to music or anything on my xbox, rarely watch films. ever since they flooded the dash with advertisements i barely spend any time on there at all.
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Shnoorum 4 years ago
I skimmed through there and saw it was getting a working browser. I thought to myself, I can see that being quite handy, what a great idea! Then I read it more carefully and noticed it was Internet Explorer. Oh well, nevermind
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Greigyboii 4 years ago
I have been beta testing this build for the past couple months! It certainly is a tasty update to the last dashboard refresher! Having IE, being able to pin apps and the improved dashboard layout just makes my love for Xbox grow exponentially!
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COP3Y DUNT 4 years ago
I can't wait, I was just starting to get bored with my dashboard.
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IAIN 4 years ago
still havnt been updated yet :(

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