Xbox 360 Update Includes ESPN and Searchable Netflix

Posted Wed Nov 3, 2010 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

Of course, Kinect compatibility is included too, but that won't matter for another few days.

The latest dashboard update for the Xbox 360 is live and it brings more to the table than just a redesigned look and new sound effects for switching through the menus.

For starters, Xbox owners finally get the Netflix search they've been hoping for. It allows you to search by title, which is nice, but allowing for an actor or director search would be a great benefit. The entire Netflix interface has been redesigned, making it smoother and easier to browse though even if it's not as pretty.

If you're a sports fan, you'll be excited to know that ESPN has been added to the lineup. You can jump on anytime you want and watch live or recorded games. Content is limited, but college football is available in HD and that's not bad.

Source: Wired

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