Xbox Live Summer Update Released

Microsoft's hefty new Xbox Live dashboard update has begun rolling out in waves, bringing a whole host of updates, improvements and new features to the Xbox 360.

An assortment of titles can now be bought from 'Games on Demand' at so-so prices, the Avatar Marketplace will be selling avatar clothing and props from August 13, and Netflix picks up improvements including watching with friends in 'Party Watch' mode.

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The full list of changes details a smattering of smaller improvements such as ratings on all Marketplace items, various ways to sort the friends list, and achievement tracking.

The update will spread across the globe over the next few hours. Once it's available in their region, Live users will be prompted to download it when they next sign in.