"A web browser for your Xbox 360, The "PC world" knows about this program and its wonders" writes segafanclub.
"*Now please stop hassling Microsoft over something the 360 already has*" Lol, he sounds like everyone should have known how to get a web browser up and running from the second they boot up a 360. The issue most people are really complaining about when they say the 360 has no web browser, is that there isn't a simple point a click, integrated, easy way to get online. If you were thinking that installing, and setting up a media server was the way to go to get online and that you dont need no integration of web browser and GUI, then I guess your in the same boat as this guy.
Windows MCE? Check! Already running? check! Windows extender? check! I guess I can go check this out without being a pain about it. This is nice to know, thanks for the link.
So, the xbox has a web browser. You just need to buy a PC to use it? Thats just pure Microsoft right there. LOL
So this can only be done with windows xp MCE and vista? If so then that sucks what a waste of time.
this is correct and also VERY OLD, i have seen article on here about this ages ago and have tried it out myself. if anyone wants to know how to use it you have to install an add on on the PC first otherwise you cannot access the web. also the keyboard input on the Xbox 360 when using this add on isnt too good to be perfectly honest. i dont even use the web browser on my PS3 i use my PC, its much better.
But pointless as I own a laptop.
Hasn't it got one??? ;-D How LAST-GEN!!! ;-D 'PLAY&WATCH&SURF-THE- WEB-4-PORN-BEYOND...xBox 360's LIMITS!!!' ;-D
that why you will never get a girl.
Hey Ken , you lied about having a browser last gen on the PS2, Even the Dreamcast beat you guys on that.
You got to love this place. Me: Ken promised us web browsing on the PS2, yet it never happened. Sony Fanboy : Can not compute fact, brain, overloading....must click disagree to block this fact from my brain...
Oh man! Imagine getting RROD from watching porn.
M$ DEFENSE FORCE POWERS ACTIVATED!!!!!!!!! 'Ken promised us web browsing on the PS2, yet it never happened.' i was to busy PLAYING games with my PS2 and using my MAC for internet.... What wher u doing waiting for ps2 ports for yur xbox and virus protecting yur PC ?....... bla bla bla kid go play some gta if u can or did yur XBOX RRod on you... poor kid..
@Pain Add Montrealien to your PSN friends list, your foot will be in that mouth of yours... What is your PSN name? DO you even have a PS3?
Not to mention its not like everyone has Media Center Edition.
Or even a computer mind you, as strange as that sounds, I know a few 360 fans that don't even own a PC.
Media Center Edition?Yeah,everyone has that. And th-th-th-that's all folks!
Many many people have Windows Media Center, further, Vista has it in Home and Ultimate. Many people have WMC, and more every day. Its a very compelling feature. I've got many plugins (streaming radio, bittorrent client, browser) There many excellent plugins; http://lifehacker.com/softw... http://windows.about.com/od... I use my TV Tuner and Radio Tuner cards and use my Xbox 360 as a TiVo (pause live TV and radio, record broadcasts..). Oh, and Internet TV works terrific -- I've been able to enjoy every episode of Arrested Development for free.
Useless and crap. For one, i wouldn't want MS knowing everything I'm watching (MS is hand-in-hand with big brother) and downloading thru bit torrent, and i'd rather go with 3rd party software. I don't even use windows media player unless I have to. heck, i don't even use my ps3's internet unless i'm without my pc or my friend is using it. Basically, WMC is for ppl who are newbs to using computer media. heck, the ps3 is my most advanced piece of hardware bc things have been rough (I bought it with my income tax check mainly so I can play MGS4, GTA, and a few others) Here is my pc's specs because i haven't been able to upgrade: 1.4g P4, 256 RDRam, Geforce 5200 256mb, 5gb OS HDD, 40gb secondary HDD, 20gb 3rd HDD, dvd burner. XP sp2. Needless to say, i won't bother with running WMC with my 360 when I get it this summer. I'd rather watch stuff on my pc (heck, i barely watch tv, only adult swim, and that is only for family guy, futurama, and one or 2 non-mentally retarded shows (seriously, adult swim has gone down hill, heck, off a cliff. Tim and Eric need to be fired and beat))
If I want to browse the web I use my PC.
It is a lot easier to surf the web on your PC. The picture doesn't look very good anyways unless you have an HDTV.
...but nothing like sinking into your favorite chair and putting your feet up to surf the internet in comfort on a big screen HDTV. I can turn on the PS3 and be surfing the internet in around 30 seconds. Its whisper quiet and a damn site more enjoyable given I've just spent the last 8 hours at work at my computer.
I agree it doesn't look very good on the PS3, nor does it function all that well. However, the Wii browser works really well.
surely you jest.
this is awesome im gonna go try the internet now cause i already have the windows media centre installed :)
Cut out the middle man. You might as well have a freaking video cable running from your computer to TV and a wireless kb/m.
Thats a pretty stupid thing to say. you realize that the Xbox 360 Windows Media Center Extender *IS* that "video cable" in a sense. Why *wouldnt* you use it? And here is your wireless KB; http://www.xbox.com/en-US/h...
I don't see why anyone who owns a 360 wouldn't have a PC. If you do own a 360, and no PC, why the hell not?
You have to have a PC for this to work anyway.
Uh... think my laptop would get jealous.
Microsoft's PC software is too incompetant to run internet explorer properly. Combine Internet Explorer's garbage quality with the quality of Xbox 360 and you get one steaming big pile of garbage. $niper
like your mum
"Like your mum" Its comments like these that give me more faith in the open zone then the gamer zone, thank you for making my day.
like your mum ? another retarded comment from a xbot slave. grow up
how cute, the Sony fanboys backing each other up like the coyotes they are. This is interesting news on the 360 front, if it does not conserne you, you should move along yet, sony kids need to come piss on it themselves, damn hypocrites.
@Phil Harrison Mklll - Sorry, "Phil" but I don't think you have the right to tell ANYONE to grow up.. But, I'm just saying my two cents from observing the way you act, yes.. your real grown up, aren't you??
surprised you own a PC to even have an opinion. I thought you used web cafes. After all you don't have a 360 or PS3
you need a PC to use the 360's internet browser. wtf why would someone want to connect a PC to his/her 360 just to browse the internet, when you can do that with your PC alone???
Perhaps you want to just check the weather? Or you've got people over, and someone wants to check the score of the game? Or, someone else is using the home's PC? Or, you've got people over, and someone want to show the group an article or picture or somesuch? Is anyone going to sit and surf the web by themselves for hours using the Xbox 360 and the TV instead of their own PC? Doubtful, but it is at least as useful as the browsers on the other consoles - which is the point, it is of limited practical use as a solid "surfing terminal" -- but it has its place and use. Broader, and more important really, is all the *OTHER* things that the Windows Media Center does. MS & NBC havent announced it yet, but I suspect the summer Olympics are going to have their best, and most complete coverage delivered on-demand on Windows Media Center. Anyone who has it, can see that there is quality content coming all the time, MS is having material produced directly for the Xbox 360. The bottom line, Windows Media Center *is* the end-game for Internet & TV integration. Its here, its happening, and the Xbox 360 brings it to your living room.
If I want to browse and play a game I use my iTouch ;-) Also games or internet? I choose games a console does not need a browser, the 360 is very well equipped with a full arsenal of games and features and the lack of a browser is pointless.
i will wait until microsoft finally decide to release in the new xbox 360 dashboard update.
Way too complicated and so it is for a huge percentage of casual gamers out there.
This is a healthy addition, why would so many people see this as a negative, don't use it if you don't like it, personally I think it is a great thing, besides I don't want my Xbox-360 hardrive being corrupted by temporary internet files, I will let my PC do the virus/spyware scanning and firewall activity and let my Xbox-360 do the streaming, it called an entertainment hub, e.g you can download way more movies off the internet than you can the marketplace or PSN, and the quality of the streaming is superb.
i mean..you get all these features and three years later they want to add a broswer? i thought they had a pc connectivity..oh well, good luck with that
It didn't hurt the PS3 to have a browser so why not for the 360 ?
Who the hell uses the internet on a console anyways? That's one of the most stupid things I've ever heard.
im happy with PS3 web browser cos it is quicker to start up than finding my laptop and boot it. Can Xbox 360 handle web browser when it comes out? finger crossed
I use to use my internet on my ps3 until I got my HD 32in tv and connected my computer and my ps3 up to it so there no point in it now. Its good to use when your looking at movies/vids and you can blow it up full screen on your tv. Its also good for dling content like themes/mods and just recently I seen the first game integrate it with registration(MGS4 beta). But anyways that sounds too much like a hassle to get it 4 360 I just 4get about it if I had 1..
No thanks, I'll just browse with my PS3 or PC. If the 360 can't have this out of the box and with no need for a PC then I say boo on MS for not thinking about the end user and what THEY would like in their console. Why not offer it up? It's just another option and to have it on the consoles is a cool thing IMHO.
Dude Microsoft didnt think of the end user at all when thier where making the xbox, the whole thing is built to cater thier needs.
I use this feature when I have guest over or if my wife is hogging the PC. So this could summed up as an optional feature. @SL1M DADDY & mr_showtime112 PS3 fans should have little to say about the features that come out of the box. *HD cables, rumble, in game chat, private chat, plug and go head sets, cross game invites & chat, in game guides or XMB, unified on line service *(XBL), and Block buster quality games do not come out of the PS3 box day one. Some of you people go out of your way to hate just because this is for the XBOX360. You bias sticks out like a black eye. Doses “Just wait.” ring a bell for people because PS3 users are still saying that same phrase today. The PS3 is sweet lets just try not to let bias make you look like a hater or hypocrite.
Cause it is a gaming console first and forthemost. I really think having a browser on a gaming console is worthless.
Um, we're talking about Microsoft here. Thinking about the end user? HA!
"THAMMER1 Time" Bubble for you.
Your bias sticks out like a sore thumb too little buddy. You chose to pick at Sony for a few details that have either one, been rectified due to user complaints, or two, have no bearing on my fondness for the already great experience in gaming on the PS3. One thing that the PS3 has that the 360 does not that will always stand out and that is a reputation for reliability. I could go on but you get the point. I would rather be stuck having to buy a 7 dollar HDMI cable than to have the hassle of sending my 360 in for repairs due to a faulty construction. Wait and see? Yeah, I will wait and see just how MS takes their time to fix their broken console. If you want to claim unbias then buy yourself a PS3. Otherwise, keep your mouth shut as you make no sense to those of us that have no problems with what Sony has delivered. I can go online, play with my buddies - for free, chat with up to 5 other friends over video - for free, browse the web - for free (no need to buy a MC PC), download games - full games and great arcade titles, I have rumble in my controller and motion control, I watch BD movies and upscale all of my DVD's to 1080p, I connect to my PC and stream virtually every form of media to my big screen TV and surround sound system, I play some of the best games made to date and have a future of games confirmed that look awesome, I can update and upgrade my HDD with any HDD on the market and do not have to pay a premium for overpriced first party crap, I play on a console that has an open network that allows for true user generated content, etc., etc., etc. I was a die hard 360 fan but due to MS letting us down with crap hardware and the too little, too late attitude they have in actually fixing the friggin console, I have since become a little less of a fan and more of an advocate for quality hardware. As long as Sony produces quality hardware and continues to listen to the users as they have through their blog then by all means, I will support them. I still have a 360, my 5th one in fact, but it is there for exclusives only. it's not worth turning on for multiplats when you know it will just puke out on ya again, and again, and again...
i have an xbox 360 and a PS3. so im not bias, personally I think that doing things like not including wifi or having an open hardrive slot meaning micrsoft will make full profit from anyone who needs either. Likewise with not including a HD drive in the machine, that means they can push thier downloadble distribution service and again make full profit on anyone who wants to have one. so hopefully now you can see my arguement and will maybe stop and think before you start pointing the fanboy finger
"I was a die hard 360 fan but due to MS letting us down with crap hardware and the too little, too late attitude they have in actually fixing the friggin console, " Thats absolute garbage and you know it. When MS realized they had a problem, they manned-up to it, and took care of its customers. Everyone gets a free repair, everyone gets an extended warranty. And, MS has undertaken a great deal of redesign for the purpose of fixing the heat issue. MS has given its customers -- and the market -- a great deal of confidence, they've said "we messed up, but **WE ARE GOING TO TAKE CARE OF YOU**". The PS2 was notoriously failure-prone, I've got *THREE* broken PS2s in my closet, right now. In my medium sized-city, there were always "PS2 repaired" ads in the classifieds. There were small-time electronics shops with "PS Repaired Here" in the Window. Not just one or two, but many. And, when you went in, they were stacked everywhere in various states of repair and or being parted-out. Did SONY step up to the plate and fix all those broken PS2s? No, they didnt. So dont give us this crap about MS "too little too late". They've done more than their competitor ever did. @17.7 MS has no horses in the race for movies/music products. Sony is in both the RIAA and MPAA. MS is a retailer, while Sony is a producer *and* a retailer. MS is vastly less invested in screwing you over than Sony is. Throughout its history, Sony has avoided openness, industry standards and has been anti-user in its distribution and media choices - without a doubt. Every format Sony chooses, it does so to build an expensive, non-interoperative, closed ecosystem for its captive customers -- it is EXACTLY as they have always done; protect its MPAA/RIAA interests at the expense of its customers. Sony paid its MPAA partners hundreds of millions of dollars to adopt BluRay, which is more expensive and destroys the planet's investment in DVD hardware. Yet, somehow you've got some kind of burr-up-your-butt about MS's movie-distribution plan, but no problem with Sony's? I think you've got a problem with rationality son.
Works like crap. No point in even bothering.
what ps3 killer and if they get blue ray ps3 is dead....i like the web browser on the consoles gives u alot to do on the platform
PS3 killer? I would have thought that with the PS3 outselling the 360 each week worldwide that people like you would have snuck back into your caves. Sorry little buddy, but here's a news flash, the Sony PS3 is not going anywhere.
A PS3 killer this is not. Hell it isn't practical to set up thanks to the required presence of a PC. The PS3 web browser may be ugly, but it works (most of the time) and you get it straight out of the box. Funny, I can remember d!ckwads like you pointing out the futility of the PS3's web browser. Now you get a chance to have one and all of a sudden it becomes a favourable addition for the 360. Hypocites.
Have you ever wonder what youtube looks like in a 40' HDTV??? well, yeah its look freaking cool, much better than puny PC monitor. Beside, when you have party and stuff and you want to show some funny stuff on your TV, oh well, there you go a web browser for your TV.
thanks. just set it up and it works fine.
I have a computer for that reason...
And since my Ps3 is my main game console and has a browser - admittedly slow as - I'm not going to be booting up the 360 just to browse the web. I'm sticking to my Linux PC for that. Plus the memory limitations on the console mean you can't have many pages open at the same time - a huge firefox tab browser fan here. And I'm sure the 360 will have similar limitations. However, most owners would likely have a Windows PC as well, so no loss there. Just browse on the PC.
Wow, disagrees? Anyone who has tried this and likes it can't have much sense. I mean, the frikkin thing doesn't even have sound and it's easily one of the most cumbersome interfaces ever.
its nice to know my ps3 already has it built in from the get go, i dont have to do all this crap to try get it on! 360 has superior online quilities? my foot it doesnt even have a form of IE hahaha
It's funny until you boot up GTA IV and notice all the stuff you can't do because you bought it on the PS3 and not the 360. If you're lucky enough to get it working that is.