Dashboard Update for Xbox 360 Now Live

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Microsoft announced that they will be rolling out an update for the Xbox 360 system starting today. Although users are already familiar with the updates that add features and changes to the console, it appears that the new iteration is designed to fix known issues.

Xbox 360 Issues That Needs Fixing

It was said that the latest Xbox 360 update addresses some problems that gamers have been suffering from. This includes a fix for Xbox SmartGlass, which is said to be displaying incorrect playlist.

If also fixes the error on Xbox Videos’ closed-captioning. Lastly, the update also addresses the issue on Xbox Music that some users have been experiencing. It is more likely that the fix for Xbox Music has something to do with tying the service to its Windows 8 version. As posted on Major Nelson’s official Blog:

I wanted to let you know that the team has just released a system update for the Xbox 360 over Xbox LIVE. Starting today when you sign in to Xbox LIVE you’ll receive a prompt to accept this mandatory update. If you are signed into LIVE already, you may be signed out and asked to accept the update and you’ll be back online in a few moments.

In this update, we are correcting some issues such as displaying the incorrect playlist name when launching a playlist from Xbox SmartGlass to the console, an error with Xbox Video closed-captioning and an error with Xbox Music that some were experiencing.

Thanks and we will see you online.

There were also reports that the new Xbox 360 system update is mandatory, and it is yet to be known how large it is this time. Moreover, those who were already signed in to LIVE will be forced to log out to apply the update. This means that users will have to accept and apply it in order to get back online.

The dashboard will be distributed globally, although it may take some to be released across the network. Nevertheless, a new update is surely on the way, and it will bring in some fix for Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE users.

But whether it would be an update that would do users any good or not remains to be seen. What’s important is that Microsoft is finding a way to address the issues that would compromise the system’s user experience.

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