Xbox 360 dashboard update coming later than expected

December 6, 2011

Bad news, slightly good news. After announcing a 10:00AM ET launch time for today's Xbox Live Dashboard update, Microsoft's Larry Hyrb — known more affectionately online as Major Nelson — announced via Twitter that it would be "slightly delayed." A new timeframe will be announced later this afternoon / evening — which sounds to us like it might miss today entirely. In the meantime, our preview build has seemed to lost the ability to successfully do Bing search, but this might just be a temporary affliction. 

On the upside, the Netflix app has been updated — but only those in the preview build. The 74.62MB download provides rows and rows of movie posters on the front page and some new menu features while watching video: tapping "A" and then hitting down on the joystick during a TV show episode, for example, brings up a description, the option to navigate to another episode, and suggestions in a second panel. There's still no voice search for Kinect. We'll keep you posted when we hear more about the Dashboard update timeframe.

This article originally appeared on theverge.com as Xbox Live Dashboard update ‘slightly delayed,’ new Netflix app now available for beta users .

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