Xbox 360 LIVE Beta enrollment now open for 2012 Fall update

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Microsoft has announced open enrollment for their 2012 (fall) Xbox LIVE update for the Xbox 360 console.

The new features for this update we revealed at E3 back in June are the ones coming for this update so getting a sneak peek is always a blast. Some of those new features for this preview include:

  • Internet Explorer for Xbox
  • Personalized dashboard recommendations
  • Enhanced category search and discovery features

Internet Explorer should be a welcome, if not odd, addition to your TV—but since Google TV has it, Microsoft needs to add it too. The “Enhanced category search” feature is an extension of the VideoSurf purchase by Microsoft in late 2011. We detailed that acquisition and what it means for Xbox 360 and Windows Phone 8 and is worth a read.

Enrollment is limited meaning first come, first serve... so head over and fill out the form. Of course this is a beta, so know the risks ahead.

Source: Major Nelson

Update: Enrollment is now closed.



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shingi_70 says:

Already signed up ;).

Looks to be a good year for Microsoft.

JamesDax3 says:

All signed up.  I was also part of the spring update beta.

slpaige says:

I'm in as well. :)

theefman says:

To paraphrase Morpheus, I'm in!

GeoKetch says:

Done and done. Glad to see pinning being added. Would be nice to have the home tab on the console be customizable.

kiddj55 says:

If you would've read deeper into it there are now going to be pinbable tiles to the home screen

VanillaFrog says:

Source? I would like to read about all of the features...

angelsimaren says:

Signed up as well :D

pedenske says:

second year in a row for me!

dkp23 says:

Anybody think we will get anything after the beta is over?

slpaige says:

Satisfaction that you got to check out something new before your friends did. ;)

ChrisLynch says:

If it's like past Betas, no.

kiddj55 says:

Spring beta last year we got halo reach so maybe

dkp23 says:

I was a part of that too, but that was because we were testing larger storage discs, so we had to get a game for free. 
Hopefully they can be nice and give us some MS points :)

hd7b4radar says:

Thanks for the tip

ChrisLynch says:

I truly love the Xbox team doing this!  Totally wish the Windows Phone team followed in the same footsteps.  Yeah, I know.  There will be with Windows Phone 8.  But why they waited for WP8 to enact community involvement with Betas was a shame.

fraincs says:

All in once again.

kiddj55 says:

One thing you didn't mention Daniel is that its going to have pinnable tiles that way you can customize the home section of the dashboard

PolishHitta says:

Since were beta users are not allowed to mention contents of the beta update I'll keep my mouth shut so everyone else can suffer knowing that I know the features that there gonna find out in a far future

CommonBlob says:

Signed up again, I've been in of last couple of years

Jnero20 says:

If you sign up, are you pretty much guaranteed to be in?

XboxOmac says:

Was part of the last fall beta, so happy to be at it again :)

How long does it take for my
console to receive the update?

slinky826 says:

Woot, signed up and in. Was part of the beta last fall. Looking forward to this one.

Nataku4ca says:

anyword on smartglass though? (i mean the browser probably eneds that to actually work like its suppose to)

FUS3360 says:

I was wondering about that..

ShortStuff says:

Whoo-hoo im all sign up and ready to go! :P

FUS3360 says:

I'm in! I'm definitely going to be very involved in this beta.. This is Microsoft's year for sure!

FUS3360 says:

So will we be contacted to register our Xbox's?

Like apple did with the iPhone and its early app build up we have the Xbox with early app build up lol got ya apple don't even think about making a gaming console Microsoft has it on lock BIOTCH LOL!!!

wetworker says:

Signed up. I have't missed the beta program for the last four years.

DeviousD says:

Its closed now.

FUS3360 says:

Wow! That was quick!

angelsimaren says:

So how do we update our consoles if we were selected?

iamoniwaban says:

Once they roll the update out, the console will update just as if it's a regular update.

cdbstl76 says:

Grab lunch and miss out...dang

hoonigandad says:

Dang it!! Filled up already!!! :(:(

gorebashd says:

Got in too. But my buddy missed out 2 mins after me. =/

henry.gray says:

I'm hoping for the smart glass app around about the same time, I remember the WP7 companion app came out not long after the tester got the beta dashboard last year.
I really enjoyed last years testing and am equally looking forward to this years, especially with the smart glass and IE10.

I was going to do it but I can wait for the final one to pop up

iamoniwaban says:

Also part if past betas for live updates. I can't wait!

IsTrooper2 says:

Dammit, I missed this one. Just woke up....darn timezones....

xmarklive says:

I've been in all beta testing but this one damn it ....what was it open like 30 minutes.

GMJeff says:

Same here, all betas since original live beta on original console. I see this and it is already closed. They used to leave it open for a day or two. Must be a smaller beta group this time around.

I accidentally registered two accounts, now I have two keys but I only have one console. #firstworldproblem

DiGzNY says:

If someone could use it id tale it =)

Face2000 says:

Just got in yes.

how do i know if im in?