MSN Messenger Xbox 360 Now Available?

I am not sure if anyone else has noticed this yet, but before with Media Center Extender with the Xbox 360, you could not use the MSN Messenger capabilities like you can on the PC, until now it would seem.

With maybe the factors of Windows Live Messenger Beta on the PC and possibly even the March Xbox 360 update, you can now access MSN contacts and chat through the Xbox 360?

Also seems upon further inspection that there is no USB keyboard support in Media Center for the Xbox 360 yet, maybe why no official announcement has been made. Quite tricky using the remote to say the least.

[UPDATE] Xbox.com MVP posted in my blogs comments:

The windows messenger inside of MCE has always been accessible via the MCX (Media Center Extender) for the Xbox360.

There were no new features added, all it did was make the ‘user experience’ better by fixing some little backend stuff.

Many thanks.

James Woodcock

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Mr Paul james
14 years ago

I tried this and I still don’t think it’s working. I tried typing a message in but it just didn’t show up in the box :(

James Woodcock
14 years ago

Did you make sure the box was highlighted first? You need the Advanced Media Center Xbox 360 remote to make this work currently with the characters on the number pad.

Mr Paul james
14 years ago

Ahh there’s the problem… I used the controller and the Y button to access to the keyboard built in. Don’t have the remote :(

James Woodcock
14 years ago

Yeah just tried the controller, can type in to the box, but does not seem to enter on to the message window for the receiver to see it.

URIE HUNT
URIE HUNT
14 years ago

i need to get media centre for me pc so i can see this for myself. sounds helpful

Matt
14 years ago

The windows messenger inside of MCE has always been accessible via the MCX (Media Center Extender) for the Xbox360.

There were no new features added, all it did was make the “user experience” better by fixing some little backend stuff.

James Woodcock
14 years ago

Hi and thank you very much for this official information to clear things up for me :)

Matt Gerlach
14 years ago

I forgot to mention that there is a web browser plugin that lets you “browse the internet with your Xbox360”.

The browsing is really dont using the computer, but, it appears on the 360 if you want it.

http://www.majornelson.com/2006/02/07/mce-xbox-360-apps/

James Woodcock
14 years ago

I will have to give this a try, many thanks again.

James
James
14 years ago

Stupid question sorry, but how do u access Windows Messenger in Media Center? I have Media Center Extender installed. Thanks

James Woodcock
14 years ago

If you press info on your remote control, Messenger should be listed as an option.

If not go to Settings > Messenger and Caller ID…. and make sure it is enabled.

James
James
14 years ago

That is set, but where do u sign into the .net messenger service? thanks again:”>

James Woodcock
14 years ago

Have a look under ‘more programs’.

James
James
14 years ago

lol, turns out u need a remote to setup Messenger, oh well

James Woodcock
14 years ago

Afraid so.

looney
looney
14 years ago

hello all…yea u can press the Y button like matey said.then type away on ur usb keyboard….anyone know if there is an ” info” button on the joypad as i dont have remote…i need the info button to stream DivX films to my 360

James Woodcock
14 years ago

As far as I know, you have to use the remote.

Tim
Tim
13 years ago

I type in on the keyboard, and the words show up on the screen after I close the keyboard, but when I hit enter, nothing is sent?

Diego
Diego
13 years ago

@Tim: I have been having the same problem. I just read somewhere that once you get the text on the message box, you press UP to send. Will have to try that once I get home.

@James: Use the onscreen keyboard (press Y to get it) and select the keys you’d type. Or connect a USB keyboard, press Y and then type on the keyboard normally to log in.

heyhey
heyhey
13 years ago

that press up thing dont work :( any know what to do
to send the message?

kha
kha
13 years ago

i tried it it just say my msn email is invalid i dont understand why this is appening can someone help me?

brett
13 years ago

i keep tryin to sign in to msn on the wbox 360 but it keeps sayin i cant n e 1 no y

Sephka
Sephka
13 years ago

I try to get on MSN through the new update, but it says something like “Windows Live Messenger is not available from an Windows Live child account” or something like that. Anybody know a way around this?

BULLSEYE182
BULLSEYE182
13 years ago

yo does any1 know how to change your e-mail adress for messenger on xbox cuz its only using my ***** one so i could have multiple accounts but now its really gay name and its not letting me change it so does any1 know how?!?!?!?1

boab
boab
13 years ago

a usb kebd works wit your 360
and all u need 2 do if your using the onscreen keyboard is press the enter tab lol works gd 4 me both ways now when are we geting voice and vidio chat with msn on the xbox ?????

Dean
Dean
13 years ago

I try to get on MSN through the new update, but it says “Windows Live Messenger is not available from an Windows Live child account” and im 17. I aint no child so can anyone please help me?

Seb
Seb
13 years ago

[Comment ID #38173 Will Be Quoted Here]

Seb
Seb
13 years ago

I have the same problem dean i really do not understand i have tried everything! Can anyone help?

jordan
jordan
12 years ago

hi
i mite be getting a 360 for christmas from my girlfreind but where do u get the mcx from please :((:)>-(~~)^:)^=))=;x(**==

Chad
Chad
11 years ago

Im trying to get onto windows live msn messenger through my xbox 360 I have a keyboard remote but Im not sure how to get online with my xbox please help

Ryan
Ryan
11 years ago

MSN wont work on my xbox.. it says i have signed in to xbox live but it wont sign me in to msn.. anyone know the problem :d

twila
twila
10 years ago

hey does anyone know if you can use the xbox 360 cam for msn on the xbox

James Woodcock
10 years ago

[Comment ID #100858 Will Be Quoted Here]

You can’t, only with other Xbox Live friends.

aaron
aaron
10 years ago

im trying to sighn up for xbox live, but im stoped when it says in the begining to use the id thats used for messenger on your pc,how do i find that???

James Woodcock
10 years ago
Reply to  aaron

Do you have a messenger account already?

If not, you would need to create one, which you can do through the Xbox 360 itself.

James Paul
9 years ago

:} lol my name is jamesypaul on xbox360