NEWS - Saturday, November 12, 2011


Auto-Renewal Can Now be Disabled

Microsoft’s Xbox.com update has brought with it a change to Xbox LIVE accounts.

The software giant has made it possible to disable auto Xbox LIVE renewal on accounts. The change, noted by posters at Reddit, allows Xbox LIVE users to simply disable automatic renewal, to prevent an unexpected renewal of an account. Long Zheng originally picked up on the change in late October after an anonymous Microsoft employee promised that the feature would be enabled soon:

"I’m a developer that works on Xbox Live. You are correct to be upset, this is purely an account retention feature. They figured people would either forget about their accounts and continue to pay, or that they could be swayed with discounts if they called to ask for it to be cancelled. Rest assured there are plenty of people at MS that agree that this attitude is bullshit."

The update is part of Microsoft’s broad set of xbox.com and dashboard changes during November. The software maker has refreshed its Xbox.com homepage with a new social section that shows what Xbox friends are doing and provides access to the beacons feature in the next Xbox 360 dashboard. The feature allows users to mark games they want to play with others, making it easier for friends to find time to game with each other. Microsoft has also added search ability to the Zune video catalog and buy/rent movies and TV shows from Xbox.com.

Microsoft started to push beta copies of the Xbox 360 fall dashboard update out to testers on Thursday. The November dashboard update will bring Microsoft’s Metro style interface to the Xbox. Microsoft is expected to start distributing the beta dashboard to participants at 1PM PST. Microsoft is also preparing to include YouTube and Bing on the Xbox. Bing users will be able to use Kinect’s voice recognition feature to search for movies, music and other content on their consoles. The new dashboard will also enable Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Phone integration with Xbox, 


Source: http://www.xbox.com

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 56,031
Forum Posts: 725,947
Xbox One Titles: 4,229
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,086
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 586
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 2,290
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 16,315
Screenshots: 36,325
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News


Dragonslayer Lands in Neverwinter on June 14

Dragonslayer Lands in Neverwinter on June 14The new Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons-inspired module marks the very first time both PC and console players can enjoy new content on the same day, as previous modules for Neverwinter have launched at different times across platforms.



Wayward Strand Launches July 21

Wayward Strand Launches July 21With multiple heartfelt stories playing out at the same time, Wayward Strand allows players to choose from an ocean of experiences - no two playthroughs will be alike.




Fellow Traveller launches Citizen Sleeper

Fellow Traveller launches Citizen SleeperCitizen Sleeper follows the journey of you, a Sleeper, on the run in a stolen body from the interstellar corporation that owns it. After waking on a ruined space station it’ll take intuition, skill and luck to survive until the next cycle.


See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

KeyWe Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 1810 Views

2021: XBA is still here
Post by shrew king
20 Replies, 29430 Views

Watch Dogs: Legion
Post by Nato King
0 Replies, 61506 Views

Xbox Series X or S
Post by Nato King
5 Replies, 74601 Views

Spellbreak Grand Magus Pack (3) and Starter Pack (7) Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 75467 Views

I pay $ 1000! I search the Element 54 Canadian launch Team signaturen Faceplate
Post by Smill
0 Replies, 81411 Views

Xbox one no signal
Post by debrartin
0 Replies, 84736 Views

do you remember?
Post by SnoochyBoochy
3 Replies, 87604 Views

i haz xbox
Post by SnoochyBoochy
0 Replies, 66896 Views

Claiming the first thread of 2020
Post by Kraft
7 Replies, 119959 Views

Important! I pay $ 1000! I search the Sweden launch and the Element 54 Faceplate
Post by Smill
3 Replies, 81647 Views

Squad Up
Post by samslophead
0 Replies, 154385 Views

TERA Skinned Xbox One X Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 112882 Views

Starfield Release expectations?
Post by DJ tx
4 Replies, 196701 Views

Issue with Xbox live on Xbox home
Post by rcmpayne
0 Replies, 114422 Views

© 2000-2022 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics