Tag Archives: Last Fm
Thu, Jan 07, 2010 | 12:30 GMT
Microsoft’s confirmed in a PR that since the introduction of last.fm on Live back in November, the service has been used by over 1.6 million people.
Thu, Jan 07, 2010 | 12:21 GMT
Sat, Nov 28, 2009 | 19:50 GMT
Looks as though one million people have created profiles for Last.fm on XBL, and streamed over 120 million minutes of music.
Last count it was at around half a million profiles, but apparently that number has soared since Tuesday, when Microsoft made the announcement.
Zune is doing well too, with 1.7 million users trying it out in the first week, according to GameInformer.
Earlier in the week, we told you that 2 million Facebook users had signed into the service using XBL, but we’re sure by next week those numbers will be even bigger, what with the holiday and all.
More through the link.
Tue, Nov 24, 2009 | 07:39 GMT
Microsoft has told CNET that at least 2 million Xbox Live users logged into Facebook through Xbox 360 in the week since the two services were integrated, and that half a million Last.fm accounts were created in the first 24 hours of availability.
No figures have been released on Twitter use through 360, but according to a rep, there have been “tweets from nearly every market where we have Xbox Live.”
A tenth of all Live users have accessed Facebook through 360 in a week? Amazing scenes.
All through there.
Tue, Nov 17, 2009 | 10:45 GMT
Nelson’s confirmed that Facebook, Zune Video, Twitter and Last.FM are now available on 360.
Facebook and Twitter should appear automatically on your dashboard in the new My Community channel. Zune Video is in the Video Channel and Last.FM should now be found under the Music Channel.
Get ready for 50 billion Tweets saying, “Tweeting from my 360.” A great day to look forward to.
Mon, Nov 16, 2009 | 21:17 GMT
According to Mr Nelson, tomorrow‘s Twitter, Last.fm and Facebook 360 update won’t be an update at all: it’s all going to happen by magic.
“When we turn on the new features tomorrow they’ll just appear! No need for a system update,” said the exec.
That’s just freakin’ freaky, man. Now, if only Microsoft could master the sorcery involved in allowing people to open Twitpics and links from 360′s version of Twitter, we’d all be spellbound.
Mon, Nov 16, 2009 | 19:51 GMT
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.
Thu, Nov 12, 2009 | 17:43 GMT
Did you see that date? Our eyes weren’t playing tricks on us back in October after all now, were they?
Xbox Live general manager, Marc Whitten, has confirmed to FastCompany that the dashboard update which includes Facebook, Twitter, and Last.FM will go live on Tuesday, November 17, which means come next week – you’ll be able to convert Facebook friends to Xbox Live contacts.
“We look at things like Facebook and Twitter as amazing social experiences, but also entertainment,” said Whitten. “We didn’t want to copy and paste from the PC.
“It’s going to be great for current users, but it’s also great for new users who can see who is on Facebook and get their first 30 friends on Live.”
The date is pretty fitting since it’s a MASSIVE day in game releases: Assassin’s Creed II, Left 4 Dead 2, God War War Collection, AssCreed DS & PSP Bundle, LBP PSP, The Sims 3 expansion World Adventures, RE: Darkside Chronicles, Toy Hawk: RIDE, Lego Indy 2, etc.
Maybe November 17 should be declared an international gaming holiday, because you know nobody will go into work that day.
Fri, Nov 06, 2009 | 19:26 GMT
Looks like Xbox 360 users under the age of 18 cannot use Twitter on Xbox 360.
Apparently, this goes for the whole Dashboard update that includes Last.Fm and Facebook as well, until parental controls allow it.
Here’s the official word from the Major himself:
As some of you might be aware, those under the age of 18 are not able to access Twitter, Facebook and Last.fm in our public preview. I want to you let you know that this will remain the case when it launches to the world soon. We made this decision because as it stands now, parents aren’t able to use Family Settings to customize which of these applications their children can access. In order to offer an age-appropriate environment for everyone, we decided to turn off these applications for those Gold members under the age of 18.
As expected, this has been a hot topic with the preview users. We want to make sure everyone was aware, however, that the development team is working on an update that gives parents the choice of which social applications their children can access. This means that Xbox LIVE members between the ages of 13 and 17 will be able to use Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm as long as their parents approve. The team hope to roll this out several weeks after launch and I will update you on the exact date as it gets closer.
Thu, Oct 22, 2009 | 04:33 BST
Microsoft’s Major Nelson has sent word (via Twitter, naturally) that invites for the New Social Networking Experience preview program will be along shortly.
“The preview schedule: We close sign ups later today and (if all goes well) send first wave of notification emails Friday,” he said.
And that’s all he wrote.
Mon, Oct 19, 2009 | 18:34 BST
Kotaku’s posted up three videos of the forthcoming Twitter 360 update being put through its paces. Watch them all after the break.
There’s a movie there of Twitter and Facebook being used, one of Last.fm being trialled and another of stuff that didn’t work properly. Like 1080p streaming.
The update’s happening next month.
Mon, Oct 12, 2009 | 16:11 BST
Well, isn’t this a surprise.
Microsoft has removed all trace of the November 17 date that was on the Xbox website over the weekend for Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm.
The website now just lists autumn 2009 for the update.
We’ll email Microsoft about this for comment.
Sun, Oct 11, 2009 | 19:46 BST
Microsoft has announced that its Facebook, Twitter, and Last.Fm update for Xbox Live will launch November 17 in the UK.
This was spotted on the UK Xbox website.
The public Beta is still slated for gold members during the middle of October.
No word on if the US is getting the services the same day or not, but we’ll send MS a mail so that come Monday, it’ll be waiting for them in their in-box.
Wed, Oct 07, 2009 | 19:23 BST
Joystiq has posted a video demoing Twitter, Facebook, and Last.Fm for Xbox Live.
The vid was taken during the Microsoft Open House event yesterday, where the fall Xbox Dashboard Update was previewed.
Go on and watch past the break.
Tue, Oct 06, 2009 | 21:21 BST
Microsoft announced during its Open House event today in NYC that a public Beta for Facebook, Twitter and Last.FM integration on XBL will launch later in the month.
Jennifer Puzio-Brookes, entertainment manager for Xbox, revealed the update during a behind-closed-doors session, stating the Beta will land during the “middle-towards-the-end of October.”
Invites to certain members of XBL will be handed out along with early access to the new features for members of the press.
More through MTV Multiplayer.
Wed, Sep 23, 2009 | 10:51 BST
Nelson just confirmed that Xbox 360′s firmware will be upgraded today in preparation for the inclusion of Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm functionality.
“Sometime over the next few hours when you sign in to Xbox LIVE you’ll receive a prompt to accept this mandatory update,” said the exec.
“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.”
No features are included in the update. Thanks, TheDutchSlayer.
Update: There are reports of not being able to connect to Live after updating. Super Nelson’s fixing that shit, yo. Thanks evilashchris, Blerk.
Update 2: Sorted.
Mon, Jun 01, 2009 | 22:51 BST
Microsoft will relaunch its Xbox Live Video Marketplace as Zune Video this fall and Last.FM will be included as a free service to all Gold members.
The movie library will be updated to 1080p with instantaneous download via streaming for eight to 18 countries.
“So what does Zune bring to the party? Well, in time Zune will add hundreds of new pieces of content to Xbox Live. We’re talking a vastly expanded library of the hottest blockbusters and they’re all yours to download to rent or download to own,” said Microsoft.
“Pick a movie and you can stream it into your living room instantly and in anything up to 1080p high definition with 5.1 channel surround sound. In other words, with a good broadband connection, there are no pauses, no lengthy downloads and nothing else to stand between you and stunning HD entertainment.”
Xbox Live will allow you to watch movies with your friend who is not sitting beside you either via a virtual cinema and talk about what you see with voice chat.
Sounds good for those in a long-distance relationship, eh?
More on Edge.
Mon, Jun 01, 2009 | 19:50 BST
Microsoft announced during its E3 press event that it would be partnering with Last FM.
It really didn’t say what exactly the deal was, whether it be streaming music through Xbox 360 or through Zune.
After it was announced, the presenters skipped straight to NetFlix.
We’ll be sure to find out for you though.