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Microsoft wants more testers for the 360’s Fall Update

August 24, 2012, Author: Andy Corrigan

Major Nelson has put the call out for more potential beta testers to sign up for the preview of the annually anticipated ‘Fall Update’.

“The amount of interest we received in July for the 2012 Xbox LIVE Update Public Beta was so staggering that today we’re announcing a second open call for Xbox LIVE subscribers to test out the beta program. I can tell you that we’re accepting far more beta-testers this time around, but space is still limited and once the spots are filled the beta will be closed, so sign up today!” says Larry Hryb on his blog.

The lucky participants will get access to the following features:

  • Internet Explorer for Xbox
  • Recommendations and ratings
  • Pinning and favourites
  • Enhanced category search and discovery features
  • Voice search (in specified markets)

Note: A console in the program is expected to remain fully compatible with standard retail consoles not in the program.

If you want to try your luck, you can do so here.

Hopefully the update will cause the current dash design to become a bit more user-friendly as, unless you’re a Kinect user, it’s currently a piece of shit in terms of quickly finding the content you own.

(Source: Major Nelson)