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    XBOX Live Update

    Just got the new update and I like it.
    The new Internet Explorer app is ok (no flash) but it could be better.
    The Netflix app updated immediately after the update and the interface looks the same as before but now the video is in 1080 HD unlike before. The audio is 5.1 but I believe it was like that before.

    The VUDU app updated and now you can rent movies in HDX unlike before. The Cinema Now updated too but I couldn't tell what was diffeent since I never used it before.

    It looks like you can now watch 1080 video on the apps unlike before where the only 1080 video was through the XBOX movie store.

    I also see you can now pin apps to your main screen.
    That's about all the time I had to play with it so far but I am liking it.

    Curious what other new things people have found in the update.
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    #2
    Ugh at needing gold to use Internet explorer

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      #3
      You need gold to pretty much do anything. Once I pick up my WiiU I'm dropping gold as all I really use it for is Netflix and the Amazon app. **** that should be free.
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        #4
        netflix requiring gold is stupid imo. a sub for a sub.

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          #5
          I've had the update for a quite a while now since I signed up for the public beta (I think quite a few others here did too). There were a large handful of incremental updates along the way to both the system software and a few apps.
          Originally posted by Hogrider View Post
          The Netflix app updated immediately after the update and the interface looks the same as before but now the video is in 1080 HD unlike before. The audio is 5.1 but I believe it was like that before.
          HD and 5.1 availability depend on the title. You'll see what is available next to the title name in the description bar.
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            #6
            Originally posted by Dave View Post
            netflix requiring gold is stupid imo. a sub for a sub.
            SUBSCRIPTION!!!
            or
            SUBSCEPTION!!!!

            Im sorry you need a subscription to go deeper.
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              #7
              I've never understood why they require a gold subscription for Netflix, especially considering it's been free for Wii/PS3 users since the beginning...
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                #8
                Originally posted by DeathKnight View Post
                HD and 5.1 availability depend on the title. You'll see what is available next to the title name in the description bar.
                Yes I know but before the update Netflix (and none of the other apps as far as I know except for Zune) would play 1080 video even if it said HD on the Netflix description. I couldn't remember if previously you could get 5.1 through Netflix on the XBOX.
                I stopped using the XBOX for Netflix completely once I saw that the 1080 was crippled.
                I have been using our Sony NSZ-GS7 2nd generation Google TV box for Netflix which does 1080 and 5.1 and I like the interface much better.
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                  #9
                  I don't think I'll be using XBL Gold when my sub expires in November. Kinda lame as I really like the 360 interface overall, esp now with all the recent additions.
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                    #10
                    Where are the privacy settings hiding now?

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Lupine View Post
                      Where are the privacy settings hiding now?


                      they hid them because they are private.

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                        #12
                        not sure if i'll use ie on the xbox, but I'm really liking the smartglass thing, seems a lot more natural to swipe to move bits n bobs than pressing a virtual d-pad. also works brilliantly with ie, bit odd using the phone looking at the tv, i think for many it will be a welcome feature

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                          #13
                          I downloaded the X Box Live app for my iphone 4s and it works ok with the XBox but the IE controls really suck. It makes you use the buttons instead of swiping to move the cursor. Are you able to do that using another phone app?
                          Also it doesn't want to stay connected. If it downloads an update and disconnects from XBOX Live it has a hard time reconnecting and sometimes it won't at all.
                          Not impressed but it just may be the iphone app.
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Hogrider View Post
                            I downloaded the X Box Live app for my iphone 4s and it works ok with the XBox but the IE controls really suck. It makes you use the buttons instead of swiping to move the cursor. Are you able to do that using another phone app?
                            Also it doesn't want to stay connected. If it downloads an update and disconnects from XBOX Live it has a hard time reconnecting and sometimes it won't at all.
                            Not impressed but it just may be the iphone app.
                            with the windows phone app in IE it works like a laptop touch pad, you can pinch to zoom in/out scroll using the right hand side of the screen and tap the screen to click on the links, moving your finger around on the screen moves the pointer on the screen, just like moving a mouse with a laptop touchpad. I've been told the android version is supposed to be the best version, issues with multitasking on wp allow the android version to do more apparently although havent' seen it for myself. Have you got the latest iOS on your phone? maybe it works better on some over others?

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                              #15
                              Yea I've got ios 6 and the latest app.
                              I'll play with it more.
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                                #16
                                The update makes my xbox freeze at the dash sometimes.

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by Hogrider View Post
                                  Just got the new update and I like it.
                                  The new Internet Explorer app is ok (no flash) but it could be better.
                                  The Netflix app updated immediately after the update and the interface looks the same as before but now the video is in 1080 HD unlike before. The audio is 5.1 but I believe it was like that before.

                                  The VUDU app updated and now you can rent movies in HDX unlike before. The Cinema Now updated too but I couldn't tell what was diffeent since I never used it before.

                                  It looks like you can now watch 1080 video on the apps unlike before where the only 1080 video was through the XBOX movie store.

                                  I also see you can now pin apps to your main screen.
                                  That's about all the time I had to play with it so far but I am liking it.

                                  Curious what other new things people have found in the update.
                                  Still no Flash? Even the Wii has flash...
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                                    #18
                                    Smartglass for ios was released a day or 2 ago. Haven't had time to play with it yet though.
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                                      #19
                                      Finally tried SmartGlass last night and it works damn good. I probably will rarely use it just like I will rarely use the Youtube fling to tv on my phone with our Google TV box but still pretty cool.
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