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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 09:04

Sign up for the 2013 Xbox Live Update Xbox 360 Public Beta

 

We’re inviting Xbox Live members worldwide to participate in the 2013 Xbox Live Update for Xbox 360 Public Beta.* It will include updates to improve overall performance and the ability to conduct transactions with local currency, as Microsoft Points will be retired later this year.

 

Unlike our previous beta programs, sign up is now accessed directly through your Xbox 360 console to streamline the experience. Space is limited, so once the spots are filled the beta will be closed to the public.

 

To join, look for the Xbox Beta Program tile on the home hub of the Xbox Dashboard.

 

You will be required to agree to a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for confidentiality reasons. 

For more details on the beta, we will have a Beta FAQ that posted here later today.

 

Our open public betas allow you to help make Xbox even better.

 

We appreciate your feedback and thank you for participating!

 

* Xbox Live members in any of our 41 Xbox Live-enabled markets will be able to participate in the public beta for Xbox 360. Please note that members in Japan will have an opportunity to join at a later date. 

 

I’ll update this post when we open it for Japan, and additional information about the program as it progresses.

 

Source: Major Nelson's blog




#2 Roger H.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:59

Guess I'm some hours late :p Just signed up!



#3 George P

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 15:12

I don't have my 360 with me right now, left it back home and haven't picked it up yet so I can't sign up.  I wonder if they're going to do the rumored UI change to match the 360 with the new XB1 dashboard?



#4 Skiver

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 15:21

Anyone seen any news on when the FAQ may go live? I'll need to wait till I get home to sign up but would still be nice to know what it is i'm signing up for!

IMO this where Smart Glass isn't as powerful as it should be, being able to do this and maybe download a new demo etc via Smart Glass would be amazing.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 19:55

Anyone seen any news on when the FAQ may go live? I'll need to wait till I get home to sign up but would still be nice to know what it is i'm signing up for!

IMO this where Smart Glass isn't as powerful as it should be, being able to do this and maybe download a new demo etc via Smart Glass would be amazing.

 

I think Smart Glass will shine on the XB1 since it can actually multitask, on the 360 it's pretty much just able to do one thing at a time and that's it. 



#6 Skiver

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 20:19

Ah the FAQ is more around joining the Beta then what to expect, I guess that makes sense with signing the NDA etc.

Oh well, signed up and hopefully will get to play with something new.



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Posted 07 July 2013 - 15:39

Signed up... Just wondering when I will get the download update

#8 HawkMan

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 15:54

I thought they closed sign ups already. 



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Posted 07 July 2013 - 17:24

Signed up.



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:07

I thought they closed sign ups already. 

 

Maybe ... I signed up about 10 seconds after it appeared on the dashboard.



#11 jerzdawg

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 19:51

Does anyone know what the beta is actually for?  besides the store switching to real money?  obviously NDA may prevent some responses but maybe the info is out there already...



#12 HawkMan

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 19:54

supposedly just that and bug fixing. 



#13 Skiver

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 16:09

Does anyone know when they plan to start this? I havent had any form of email confirmation on anything so far.



#14 jerzdawg

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 16:23

I guess I didnt get it.. I read somewhere that there is now a BETA tab or something added to those that got in.



#15 George P

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 17:41

Major just tweeted that they've started to roll out the beta to people, so you should see it at some point.  I didn't get in but then again this could be a minor update anyways.