Xbox Live user interface to be the same on Windows 8 as Xbox 360


Major Nelson has posted this screen shot of the Xbox Live user interface on Windows 8. It appears to be near identical to the UI on the Xbox 360, and given the power of the processors and GPU on the tablets there is at least some potential for the blockbuster titles on the console to come to the tablet also.

Major Nelson also posted that ”Xbox LIVE brings your games, music, movies, and TV shows to your favorite Microsoft and Windows devices” suggesting it will form the centre of the entertainment experience on Windows 8 tablets.

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  • Saad Hashmi

    Hey guys I thought I’d tell you when I tried coming to this page from WMPU I got a warning from Chrome that this site might have malware.

    • John

      You are using Chrome so…

      I am using IE9 and everything works perfect and fast and smooth. No warning or any error.

      Use better browser!

      • Saad Hashmi

        Well I do use IE9 quite a bit but that’s not the point. The point is that people using Chrome (and there are plenty) may get this warning. You don’t have to be a mindless fanboy because this can affect other people.

      • Mussab

        Same happened with me using Firefox, which also uses Google’s advisory.”Safe Browsing

        Diagnostic page for
        What is the current listing status for

        Site is listed as suspicious – visiting this web site may harm your computer.Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 6 time(s) over the past 90 days.
        What happened when Google visited this site?
        the 10 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 9 page(s)
        resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without
        user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2011-09-13,
        and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on
        Malicious software is hosted on 1 domain(s), including
        This site was hosted on 1 network(s) including AS26496 (PAH).”
        It might not be accurate or serious, but it could affect the blog’s visits.

        • Saad Hashmi

          Exactly my point.

  • Anonymous

    To me I dont think of this new Start Menu as a completely new UI. I think of it as Microsoft giving us a more immersive and escaping experience from using the Legacy desktop all the time. They have taken the attention off of the static icons that they have been trying to get away from (i.e WP7). They haven’t really just overlayed the Metro UI on top of the Desktop they have just taken the philosophy from WP7 and put into the Desktop OS. Their philosophy is “To take the comsumers away from the cluttered UI and bring them to the most logical place to not only search for programs but interact with them in a completely intergated and immersive way” and they are implementing it well, i.e The Start Menu which they are calling it.
    On my computer I rarely look at the Desktop UI at all because I am either on the internet or into another program. To have another, not UI, but added experience in the mix with the Desktop UI the comsumer can focus more on the application and what they are doing rather than looking at/searching through a static row of icons. They are taking that philosophy and implementing it throughout their entire ecosystem. It is not in the same way that iOS or Android is doing by giving the user a similiar if not slightly different experience from their mobile OS but rather giving the user an entire OS with a immersive experience. Microsoft has left no one out of the equation because they are still giving Win8 the option to run all of the Legacy applications that would normaly run on Windows 7.
    Their Metro Philosophy is being implementing throughout the entire ecosystem but in entirely different ways. Windows Phone 7’s entire UI is immersing you into the “Start Menu” without having anything legacy to go back to. They have taken the entire experience away from being a Desktop on a phone to implementing the Metro language throughout the entire OS. With the Xbox they have taken all the previous menu and options and giving the user a completely new experience with the Metro Philosophy, which is intergration and less clutter is a better way to navigate. BING, Hotmail, and Skydrive are getting a entire makeover as well with the Metro Philosophy.
    So to the consumers this is a win, Win8 experience that Microsoft is giving everyone. I can only imagine what else they have to show us before and after the Win8.