The much anticipated update of the Xbox 360 dashboard, due to land on consoles around the world is now live on Microsoft’s servers, and there’s a way to force it to apply to your Xbox now, if you haven’t already received it:
- Turn off Xbox 360
- Turn on Xbox 360
- If the update wasn’t received, go to My Xbox -> System Settings -> Network -> Test Connection and it should be offered to you
The update brings many new features, including a new boot screen, the Metro UI for Xbox, Kinect Support, as well as “updates to Zune, Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, Last.fm, and adding the streaming of anything and everything ESPN right to your Xbox.” Remember that the update is mandatory, meaning if you decline to update you will lose Xbox Live ability.
Here’re a few of the features included in this update: