2012 Xbox LIVE Update Public Beta Now Taking Applications *UPDATED*

It’s that time of year again! Another summer season comes another beta oppertunity to try out the new Xbox LIVE Dashboard update before it goes live in the fall. Here are the details straight from Major Nelson’s blog:

With our work on the updated dashboard underway, we’re ready to announce an open call for all Xbox LIVE subscribers to participate in the 2012 Xbox LIVE Update Public Beta.

We need members of our valued community to help us fine-tune this early build of Xbox LIVE. What do you love? What would you like to see improved?

Numbers are limited, so sign up today. If you’re selected as a tester, an update will be pushed to your console once the public beta kicks off. The update will contain select dashboard features, including:

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

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

If you would like to participate, please register for the 2012 Xbox LIVE Update Public Beta here.

You will be required to agree to a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for confidentiality reasons.

We also ask that you fill out a brief 5-minute survey at the end of the beta, to let us know what you think.

The 2012 Xbox LIVE Update Public Beta is a great opportunity to help the Xbox team by providing early feedback to make Xbox even better.

Thanks for your participation and enjoy!

We’ve submitted, how about you? Anything you’re looking forward to?

via Xbox Live’s Major Nelson

UPDATE: And like that, the beta doors have closed! Here’s a note from Major Nelson‘s Twitter:

The amount of interest in the #Xbox public Beta has been incredible – but we are now full and no longer accepting sign-ups.

As well as a post on his blog:

The amount of interest in Xbox LIVE’s first public Beta has been incredible.  The Xbox LIVE public Beta is now closed.  Later this year our entire Xbox LIVE community will be able to experience all of the great features we will be bringing to your Xbox…Stay tuned!

Were you able to sign up in time?

James Parkin

James has been holding a controller for most of his life and loves nothing more than a good gaming night with his wife, three dogs, and a good beer.

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