PSA: The new Xbox Live dashboard update is rolling out "within the next few hours"

If you woke up at midnight hoping to download the Xbox Live Dashboard update as soon as it was released you were likely disappointed when the old, broken, archaic mess that is the current dashboard loaded up instead. Apparently, there was some sort of last-minute issue that caused Microsoft to delay it slightly, causing mass panic among the Xbox Live community. Thankfully, those horrible few hours look like they are coming to an end.

According to Xbox Live's Larry Hryb, the updated dashboard should be rolling out to Xbox Live users within the next few hours. Phew!

"Sorry for the dash launch delay," Hryb said in a tweet a few minutes ago. "Good news: first set of customers will be getting the Xbox LIVE update within the next few hours." Apparently that caused some confusion, leading him to clarify "And when I say customers, I mean Xbox LIVE members..."

If you're not among the first to be granted access to the new dashboard don't worry! It won't be long before you'll be able to access the same exact content you can access now with a slightly different aesthetic and more advertisements. If you're really itching to look at it you can check out the video below, wherein we go through the new features that you can expect to find when your download begins. 


  • beezn - December 7, 2011 1 a.m.

    yes, there was a service issue - and yes Canadians will be getting it at the same time as us customers - north america is the the region for both countries. patience people.
  • Ironarm - December 6, 2011 9:21 p.m.

    Has anyone else been having trouble staying connected to LIVE after the update was applied? I could get on for a few minutes but it kicked me offline and now I can't even connect.
  • Longnuts - December 6, 2011 9:24 p.m.

    Yeah. You're not alone. My buddy came over to drink and couch co-op, and neither of us could stay connected. He has a silver account, I have a gold.
  • austin-gibson - December 10, 2011 11:15 a.m.

    im right there with ya man i can connect when im on the dash bored but when i get on a game like mw3 and try to play on line juss disconnects me god i hate microsoft i rlly need to buy a ps3 XD
  • Longnuts - December 6, 2011 6:48 p.m.

    Go to network settings, then test xbox live connection. You will get the update. When I normally connected, no update prompted. When I went to test connection, it updated.
  • Smash_Bro - December 6, 2011 6:33 p.m.

    It's probably safe to assume that non-US residents (ie Canadians) aren't getting the update tonight... Amirite? *sigh* *continues to stalk #XboxUpdate twitter feed*
  • mikeydo00 - December 6, 2011 5:34 p.m.

    My life is now over I don't think I can survive the night guys, someone hold me.....
  • IChooseUAntistaMON - December 6, 2011 5:06 p.m.

    When I got home I was like WHERE MY UPDATE AT? although I don't really like the changes
  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - December 6, 2011 5:03 p.m.

    Got home from school, saw there was no update, figured it would be out tomorrow. Really looking forward to YouTube, hope it works.
  • Smash_Bro - December 6, 2011 4:58 p.m.

    Now, is this going to be the entire update with the Cloud, beacons, Youtube, etc? Or is it just new dashboard aesthetics for now?
  • JayQ - December 6, 2011 5:12 p.m.

    it will have cloud and beacons but no Youtube. Crackle, iHeartRadio, TMZ, UFC, Verizon FiOS, VEVO, Vudu, and YouTube will launch late December and CinemaNow, HBO GO, MLB.TV, and Xfinity on Demand won't be launched until early 2012.
  • kistler - December 6, 2011 5:43 p.m.

    people are saying on the twitter for xbox that they are able to warch youtube
  • JayQ - December 6, 2011 6:01 p.m.

    and those people are liars.
  • kistler - December 6, 2011 6:06 p.m.

    do u have it yet
  • JayQ - December 6, 2011 6:11 p.m.

    I was in the preview program for like 2-3 weeks, and yes, i got the update today.
  • kistler - December 6, 2011 6:42 p.m.

    you could be a liar, i dont know
  • The_Ouroboros - December 7, 2011 11:31 a.m.

    Be quiet, child. This man speaks the truth.
  • ThatGamerDude - December 6, 2011 4:53 p.m.

    So i'm going to say it'll be out by 8:00 pacific standard time. That's my guess.

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