How to Update the Xbox 360 Media Player

by Carter McBrideUpdated September 22, 2017
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The Xbox 360 is constantly being updated, and the updates become available over time. To update Microsoft Xbox's media player, you only need to update the Xbox 360. There are two methods to update the Xbox 360. You can update via a flash drive or over Microsoft Live. Completing these updates will keep the Xbox 360 and the Xbox 360 media player up to date.

Xbox Live

Turn on the Xbox 360.

Sign into Xbox Live.

Click "Yes" if Xbox Live prompts you to update your system.

Flash Drive

Plug the USB drive into your computer.

Download the update from Microsoft (see link in References) and unzip the file.

Copy the unzipped files onto the USB drive.

Turn off the Xbox 360 and remove the flash drive from the computer, then plug the flash drive into the Xbox 360.

Turn the Xbox 360 on, then select "Yes" as the update automatically starts.


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Carter McBride started writing in 2007 with CMBA's IP section. He has written for Bureau of National Affairs, Inc and various websites. He received a CALI Award for The Actual Impact of MasterCard's Initial Public Offering in 2008. McBride is an attorney with a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University and a Master of Science in accounting from the University of Connecticut.

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