Although the next Xbox Live dashboard update isn't expected until its traditional November release, Microsoft is already soliciting feedback on the features it will add. These include the ability for Xbox Live Gold-level members to search and edit Netflix queues, watch ESPN 3 content, and shop for music on the Zune Marketplace.
According to a post today on the blog of Xbox Live director of programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, the software giant is currently accepting early testers for the new XBL dashboard. Those interested can sign up for a preview via the Microsoft Connect feedback site using the Windows Live ID tethered to their Xbox Live gamertag.
Hryb said that since Microsoft is looking for "thousands" of participants, the chance that an applicant will be admitted to the preview is "good." Those applying to take part in the survey should have their console's serial number handy and also be aware that once installed, the new XBL dashboard cannot be uninstalled. (It can, however, be updated.) Participants will also be required to fill out a survey about the new features.