Some Features Pushed Back in Tomorrow's 360 Dashboard Update

By: David "DR. G" Galanter

Waiting for that sweet 360 Dashboard update tomorrow? Well this might piss you off slightly. Earlier in the year, Microsoft claimed they were releasing an update for their console that would enable YouTube, HBO GO, and a few other apps. When the big M announced a big update for 360 on Dec. 6th, most of us assumed this would be the one to carry all of the fancy new apps. Unfortunately, that's not happening.


It appears that quite a few apps won’t make it into tomorrow's update. YouTube will launch "later in December" and HBO GO is looking at a release date in "early 2012." About a week ago, we ran a news story about Verizon FioS coming to 360. Unfortunately, this functionality is getting pushed back as well.

Of course, Microsoft never really promised these apps would come on the 6th. We all simply hoped. Seemed like a safe bet considering a lot of these functions were discussed months ago. Guess it's gonna take longer to work out the kinks.

The list below details when each app should be coming (approximately):

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). 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


Sky Go (SkyDE). Austria

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