Windows LIVE™ Messenger on Xbox 360™ with Updates

The launch of Windows LIVE™ Messenger on Xbox 360™ can now connect to friends across Xbox 360 consoles, Microsoft® Windows®-based PCs and Windows Mobile®-powered devices.With this update to Xbox 360, friends and families can easily connect and chat directly from their television using Windows Live Messenger.

There is a new virtual keyboard for text chatting on Xbox 360 or by connecting a USB keyboard to the console. Microsoft will launch a QWERTY text-input device, a new accessory that will connect directly into the Xbox 360 controller to support text and instant messaging. That’s coming this summer!!!!! This is one of the best thing which was essential after they have MSN Live on XBOX. Typing on a virtual keyboard will be damn difficult.

Xbox Live Screen

Xbox previously introduced Xbox Live On Personal Computer

My Favorite New Features are

Beyond Windows Live Messenger, the Spring Update for Xbox 360 includes hundreds of new features and enhancements including:

  • A richer Achievement notification pop-up
  • Enhanced family settings features for Xbox LIVE communications.
  • A new Xbox LIVE Marketplace blade lets Xbox LIVE members access the content they seek.
  • Updates to Xbox LIVE Arcade allow owners to quickly see which Xbox LIVE Arcade games their friends are playing and join in the fun.
  • Expanded “Tell a Friend” capabilities make it easier than ever to boast about Achievements and high scores.
  • Added H.264 video support: Up to 10 Mbps peak, Baseline, Main, and High profiles with 2 channel AAC LC.
  • Added MPEG-4 Part 2 video support: Up to 5 Mbps peak, Simple Profile with 2 channel AAC LC.
  • Video trick modes (fast forward, rewind, chapter skip) can now be used while downloading Video Marketplace content.

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