X-Box Live May Update

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I have been looking forward to the May Update of X-Box Live since then I could stream different types of media files from my computer to the X-Box 360 and watch it on the basement. But like any update there is some bad that comes with the good, what they failed to mention when you update is that if you are outside the United States it will have a slightly constraining affect.

Everyone knows what the update was supposed to do here is what they didn’t mention:

  • You can no longer download media from the X-Box Live Marketplace, specifically movie trailers which I find is dumb, why wouldn’t they stop you from watching movie trailers. I have my settings on the US as the local area with my information pointing to a US address with a US credit card and billing address. So they seem to be stopping it by geographical location.

I find this to be very annoying, and if I knew this was going to happen I would not have updated my machine, but its too late now and I’m stuck with it. I still do enjoy X-Box Live but I would have enjoyed downloading those movies and watching them in high definition.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!

9 Comments

  1. wow i didnt notice that when i updated. gonna try it now i hope i can still access the trailers!

  2. just tried it you are right!! SUCKS

  3. That’s what u get when u follow microsoft :-)

  4. yeah but i mean ban movie downloads but trailer downloads??

  5. There is a company called http://tribalsage.net, they offer VPN accounts.
    This basically results in the following:

    1.) You bypass all of the local filtering (censorship)
    2.) It provides you with a US IP (bypassing geographic filter from Microsoft)

    The cost is KD 48/year, but your router would have to support vpn connections for this to work, else youd have to hook up your xbox to your pc, and have the pc establish and share the vpn connection.

  6. Mark: yeah its really annoying, I don’t know why they stopped it, it was only trailers so now we can’t watch the 720P trailers, but I will find a way around it!

    G-Funk: loooool! if only Apple made a gaming consonle!

    PaganRider: I will check it out, if they can give VPN and my router supports it then that would be fantastic. But its not on the list of services they provide! They provide for the gaming lines and hosting, but doesn’t say anything about VPN?

  7. Carlsb3rg

    I didnt know about the trailers either :/

    But what i dont like about the new update is that it freezes the xbox ALOT. Especially during the game if you access ur friend list.

    Mazouq, They did make a gaming console, and it sucked ;p

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Pippin

  8. Coming back to your original assumption…
    Are you able to connect to your PC and watch any media files stored on your computer hard drive?

  9. Carlsb3rg: daaaammnnnn I didn’t know Apple made such a crappy product! I’m still ok with the update, no freezes on my end yet!

    cajie: I haven’t tried it yet but I will be trying it soon, I was just dissapointed with the trailers that I didn’t even try the other things!

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