New Dashboard Experience Launches Tomorrow

By Keith Gray, 5 years ago
For months, Microsoft has teased gamers with the promise of a revamped Dashboard for Xbox 360. Well, the time is almost upon us as tomorrow, December 6th, the new design arrives on consoles worldwide.

In addition to bringing the Xbox 360 Dashboard design in line with Windows Phone and the upcoming Windows 8, the latest update will result in your console being your gateway to the "biggest interactive TV service in the world".

Microsoft has almost 40 leading TV broadcasters on board to provide their services across Xbox Live. Unfortunately, not all of those services will arrive directly alongside the new update, as a staggered introduction is planned. Here's a run down:

Dec. 6:

· EPIX - United States
· ESPN on Xbox LIVE (ESPN) - United States
· Hulu - Japan
· Hulu Plus - United States
· LOVEFiLM - United Kingdom
· Netflix - Canada, United States
· Premium Play by (MediaSet) - Italy
· Sky Go (SkyDE) - Austria, Germany
· Telefónica España – Movistar Imagenio - Spain
· TODAY (MSNBC) - United States

Later in December:

· 4 on Demand (C4) - United Kingdom
· ABC iView (Australian Broadcasting Corp.) - Australia
· AlloCiné France (AlloCiné), Germany (Filmstarts), Spain (Sensacine), United Kingdom (Screenrush)
· Astral Media’s Disney XD (Astral Media) - Canada
· blinkbox (blinkbox) - United Kingdom
· Crackle (Sony Pictures) - Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States
· Dailymotion - Available in 32 countries globally
· Demand 5 (Five) - United Kingdom
· DIGI+ (CANAL+) - Spain
· GolTV (Mediapro) - Spain
· iHeartRadio (Clear Channel) - United States
· Mediathek/ZDF (ZDF) - Germany
· MSN - Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, United Kingdom
· - United States
· MUZU.TV - Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
· ninemsn - Australia
· Real Sports (Maple Leaf Sports) - Canada
· Rogers On Demand Online (Rogers Media) - Canada
· SBS ON DEMAND - Australia
· TMZ (Warner Bros.) - Canada, United States
· TVE ( - Spain
· UFC on Xbox LIVE (UFC) - Canada, United States
· Verizon FiOS TV - United States
· VEVO - Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States
· Vudu (Wal-Mart) - United States
· YouTube - Available in 24 countries globally

Early 2012:

· Antena 3 (Antena 3 de Televisión) - Spain
· BBC (BBC) - United Kingdom
· CinemaNow (Best Buy) - United States
· HBO GO (HBO) - United States
· MLB.TV (MLB Advanced Media) - Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States
· Telenovelas/Sports (Televisa) - Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom
· Xfinity On Demand (Comcast) - United States

If you can't wait any longer, watch this preview of how the new design will streamline your all-round entertainment experience.
Keith Gray
Written by Keith Gray
Keith has been contributing to the news on the TrueGaming Network since 2010. He's the resident fan of racing games. Outside of gaming, Keith is a qualified accountant so numbers really speak to him! Other hobbies include swimming and wheelchair basketball.