2012 Xbox LIVE update public beta now available, Microsoft announced. "With our work on the updated dashboard underway, we're ready to announce an open call for all Xbox LIVE subscribers to participate in the 2012 Xbox LIVE Update Public Beta," Microsoft stated.
Later this year, entire Xbox LIVE community will be able to experience all of the great features "we will be bringing to your Xbox," Microsoft said.
Note: "A console in the program is expected to remain fully compatible with standard retail consoles not in the program."
Microsoft is also calling community to help fine-tune this early build of Xbox LIVE.
If you would like to participate, please register for the 2012 Xbox LIVE Update Public Beta here.
"You will be required to agree to a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for confidentiality reasons," Microsoft informed.
"If you're selected as a tester, an update will be pushed to your console once the public beta kicks off," said Microsoft.
The update will contain select dashboard features, including:
- Internet Explorer for Xbox
- Personalized dashboard recommendations
- Enhanced category search and discovery features