Microsoft Lines up XBOX 360 Dashboard Updates with Windows 8 Release
Soon your XBOX 360 will flare a blue icon with an alphabet ‘e’ on its dashboard. And with that icon stamped on the XBOX 360 dashboard, your little media box will bring you the gateway to surf the Internet. This icon would be none other than Microsoft’s browser Internet Explorer. Not only Internet Explorer, Microsoft has lined up a handful of updates for XBOX 360 dashboard. These XBOX 360 updates will flash with Windows 8 release.
What are new XBOX 360 dashboard updates?
Microsoft has confirmed that there will not be many differences in the look and feel of the interface. The UI will display the same Metro UI design which was updated last year. Thus, XBOX 360 dashboard resemble with last year’s dashboard with a few different resized, repositioned (for example, the games tab) and new icons. The new dashboard will display more apps including XBOX Music and Internet Explorer.
One of the striking improvements on the XBOX 360 dashboard will be a new feature that will allow users ‘pin’ their most frequently used apps, music, TV shows, websites to the XBOX 360 home screen. All these pins will be accumulated under ‘My Pins’ for instant access to users’ favorite stuffs. With Internet Explorer 9, users will get much waited (and desired) access to Internet from XBOX 360 media box. And all these updates will be available on XBOX 360 starting from October 26 with the release of Windows 8.