Updating adress on 360
The Xbox 360 game system allows users to download applications that add to the functionality of the dashboard.
Most apps required the user to be signed into a valid Xbox Live Gold account in order to use the features advertised for the given app.
But as of the 2.0.16756.0 update, most apps do not require a Xbox Live Gold Subscription to access them, although the app may have its own subscription to be able to use it.
Microsoft released the Xbox 360 console on November 22, 2005, a whole year earlier than both the Sony Play Station 3 and Nintendo Wii.
It contained a New pop-up/in-game Live Guide, using a redesigned version of the "blades" interface, a tabbed interface that featured five "blades".
Also, users were able to create personalized Avatars, essentially mini characters of themselves.
The second is to stream videos from a Windows Media Center PC by using Xbox 360 as a Media Center Extender.
Software emulation is achieved with downloadable emulation profiles, which require a hard drive.
Some of these videos are available for free while others have to be paid.
Microsoft is in control of what videos are available through the Xbox Live Marketplace.
In 2008 however, when the gaming scene changed dramatically because of the competitions with the Play Station 3 and the Wii, a new Xbox Dashboard titled the New Xbox Experience (NXE) was launched, which features major changes in both the user interface and other functionalities.
The new user interface had a navigation system similar to that of Windows Media Center.