Microsoft Move Towards the Social : Reports of Xbox Live Updates and Netflix Partnership

Brian Tong over at CNET News has been hanging out at the E3 Media and Business Summit, and reports big news from the Microsoft camp. Xbox 360 users should expect increased mileage out of their dashboards, as they begin to release an improved dashboard layout and navigation. The video report shows a much more conservative look and feel, with an Apple cover-flow-esque dashboard.

Social networking has also been factored into revamping Xbox Live, where users can create full body avatars to represent them within the online community. The animation does seem to mimic Nintendo Mii avatars, though it does appear that Microsoft does offer a varied amount of different feature and accessory sets, to further customize one’s avatar. With this, users can share photos with up to four of their friends,

Xbox Live VP John Schappert also confirmed rumors of their partnership with Netflix, which subscribers of both services can view and change their movie queue. Another impressive feature will allow users to view their movies right from their dashboard, along with their friends who can watch from their homes.

For a more detailed update from E3, check out the CNET News video below:

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