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Reminder – Twitter, Last FM, Facebook coming to Xbox 360 tomorrow

Monday, 16th November 2009 19:51 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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As if you need any reminding, Microsoft has released a press release which details the big dashboard update for the Xbox 360 tomorrow.

Facebook, Twitter, Last FM and Zune Marketplace are all coming to the 360 tomorrow. Go play about with them from tomorrow morning.

The PR itself is after the jump.

Come Join the Largest Social Network on Your TV! Facebook and More Are Coming Soon to Your Xbox 360!

Xbox 360 continues to deliver the leading games and entertainment experiences.

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ –

What: Unlock a world of friends, entertainment and games from the comfort of your couch, displayed on the best screen in the house, using Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE. Tomorrow, Xbox LIVE members around the world will have their Xbox 360 console transformed and plugged into the best value in home entertainment, with access to Facebook, Twitter, Last.fm and Zune video with instant-on HD, all right in their living rooms.

* Facebook.(2) Update your status to share what movie, game or entertainment you’re enjoying, connect with friends, and view their Facebook stream, status updates and photos on the big screen — all seamlessly integrated and custom-built for Xbox 360. You can even compare your Xbox LIVE and Facebook friends lists to see which of your friends are on Xbox LIVE.
* Zune. Zune video on Xbox LIVE offers a full-fidelity experience with instant-on HD in 1080p and 5.1 channel surround sound. No waiting for downloads or buffering, it’s there at the press of a button. You can also share the experience with up to seven friends through voice chat and Avatar integration on the TV screen — it puts a whole new spin on movie night.
* Twitter.(2) Stay in the know by discovering, posting and replying to tweets right on your Xbox 360. You can even view friend profiles, trends and conversations, or search to see who’s tweeting about your favorite game.
* Last.fm.(2) Discover more music and explore endless personalized radio stations with Last.fm on Xbox 360. Skip, “ban” or “love” tracks to create your perfect mix. We’ve even built in “Gamer Stations” with game-related types of music selected specifically for the gaming community. (Available in the U.S. and U.K.)

Don’t have an Xbox 360 console? Now, more than ever, Xbox gives you great ways to stay connected and share fun and entertainment, starting at $199 (U.S.).

Why: Microsoft is continuing to evolve Xbox LIVE to bring more games, more entertainment and more social experiences all from a single device. As a Gold member on Xbox LIVE, you get access to Facebook, Last.fm and Twitter, providing you with a pipeline of content that is always being updated and refreshed. For just over $4 per month, Xbox LIVE Gold Membership is hands-down the best value in home entertainment.

When: Launching on Nov. 17

(1) Xbox LIVE Gold Membership and Netflix unlimited subscription plan required for Netflix instant streaming. See Netflix Terms of Use for details about Netflix service.

(2) Xbox LIVE Gold adult account required to access these features. Xbox LIVE Gold Memberships are just over $4 (U.S.) per month.

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11 Comments

  1. Goliath

    Only really interested in Last.fm. Everything else is “meh”.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Freek

    So bascily for everybody who lives outside of the US or UK and doesn’t use Twitter, this update offers exactly: nothing.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Hakkiz

    Well for me it offers instant-on Zune movies, which is a little more than nothing. In Finland we didn’t have access to movie marketplace. :)

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Freek

    I was under the impression that Zune wasn’t comming to Europe?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    The Zune might not be… but the Zune Video Store is coming to the 360.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. NoxNoctisUmbra

    Twitter and facebook that you pay for 50 bucks every month.. you need gold to use it..

    PC and PS3 you can use it for free.. what gives microsoft!?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. reask

    NoxNoctisUmbra said:

    Twitter and facebook that you pay for 50 bucks every month.. you need gold to use it..

    50 a year actually.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. rainer

    Complete yawn, MS appear to have given up on improving the 360 as a media player it doesn’t even support the Microsoft exFAT file system MS’s own replacement for FAT32.

    Still the lame music visualizations.

    Still crappy media support, it doesn’t even support the new formats native to windows media player 12 in win 7.

    It’s like they just gave up, which is to be expected from Xbox division you know the moment if Sony ever added MKV support to the PS3 MS would add it but only then.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. freedoms_stain

    MS have always sucked at supporting media formats they didn’t invent.

    Ever looked at the encoding options in WMP? Says it all.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Blerk

    I’ve never quite understood the obsession with using your console as a media player. I use mine for playing games. Hence this update is pretty much nigh-on useless, and will only serve to annoy me tonight when I want to play.

    Unless…. does this update also separate out the music game downloads? I wouldn’t mind waiting for that!

    #10 5 years ago
  11. JonFE

    I thought the PS3 already has .mkv support, am I wrong?

    #11 5 years ago

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