New Xbox 360 update fixes SmartGlass issues and more

Microsoft is breaking from its usual update schedule for its Xbox 360 game console today. Owners can now expect to download a software update that will resolve some issues that have popped up when they next log into Xbox Live.

Major Nelson has the details of what's been included in this unscheduled update. It states:

In this update, we are correcting some issues such as displaying the incorrect playlist name when launching a playlist from Xbox SmartGlass to the console, an error with Xbox Video closed-captioning and an error with Xbox Music that some were experiencing.

Microsoft has been quite busy in the past month with the launches of a number of new software and hardware products. Many of these new releases are designed to link to the Xbox 360 console, including the SmartGlass apps for Windows 8, Android and a recently released app for iOS devices. It's more than possible that the rush of all of these new software releases has caused some flaws to be discovered since they were launched.

Microsoft recently launched a major dashboard update to the Xbox 360 that added a number of new features, including a version of its Internet Explorer web browser.

Source: Major Nelson | Image via Microsoft

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This update seems to have made my problem worse.
Says I'm connected with Smartglass, yet when I go into "Play To" in Video it now says "No deivces found on your network"

MikeInBA said,
Just let me know when i can finally stream movies and pictures to my xbox from my surface/wp8.

You already can, at least in windows 8 you can, open the media in the video app, right click when watching a video and send to xbox.

MikeInBA said,
Just let me know when i can finally stream movies and pictures to my xbox from my surface/wp8.

If your XBOX is on, open the charms menu and click devices. Your XBOX should appear, allowing you to share photos and video to your XBOX.

In the desktop mode, if your Surface is joined to a homegroup, you can send any photo or video to your xbox as well. but this cannot be done via the charms menu. It has to be done via right-clicking and selecting your xbox.

MikeInBA said,
Just let me know when i can finally stream movies and pictures to my xbox from my surface/wp8.

You can both in the new UI as well as the old. You can even do it with Windows 7/Vista, even without smartglass. It's a build in feature since Xbox's launch in 2005. Smarrtglass allows media sharing in a more interactive manner. Good old streaming doesnt require smartglass.

rojorojo said,
It has to be done via right-clicking and selecting your xbox.

Or via the Manage / Play contextual tabs on the ribbon

This has a lot of potential especially as they work out the tweaks and features for the next XBox. It has its moments, but they need to generate better content for Smartglass over more of their services, but its off to a decent start.

Jbenisek said,
first. and great news. I use this feature a lot and have had some disappointments with it.

First? Seriously?

You are SUCH a loser.

1Pixel said,

First? Seriously?

You are SUCH a loser.

dude, it's frustrated replies like yours that make it hilarious.

People will keeping posting "FIRST" because someone always gets all annoyed & "mature" about it.

Lamp0 said,
People will keeping posting "FIRST" because someone always gets all annoyed & "mature" about it.
And for every comment complaining about a 'first' post, there is someone complaining about someone complaining about a 'first' post.