Microsoft to bring full Internet Explorer browsing to Xbox 360 with Kinect controls

Microsoft is currently testing a modified version of Internet Explorer 9 on its Xbox 360 console, according to our sources. The Xbox 360 currently includes Bing voice search, but it's limited to media results. Microsoft's new Internet Explorer browser for Xbox will expand on this functionality to open up a full browser for the console. We are told that the browser will let Xbox users surf all parts of the web straight from their living rooms.

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Chaostar2207d ago

Virus in 3..2..1...

All jokes aside, it's about time 360 owners got a web browser.

LOGICWINS2207d ago

Agreed. Everyone has the right to free porn on their gaming console!

Fez2207d ago

Probably requires a gold account :P

Godmars2902207d ago (Edited 2207d ago )

$2 says they block video streaming options.

@Captain Qwark 9:
Seek help.

Captain Qwark 92207d ago

agree 100x. my ps3 is a porn machine 1st, game machine second

darthv722207d ago

it will likely be much better than their first foray into web-tv. It is a solid chance it wont support "flash" as they would more than likely be using silverlight as the streaming engine.

Either that or HTML5 support.

F7U122207d ago

and this is how IE recovers some of the share that's it lost in recent years.

ShinobiDragon2206d ago (Edited 2206d ago )

LOL...Does anyone on here have a women? Just remember kids your hand is no substitute for the real thing. Doesn't matter if shes fat,skinny,ugly or hot they all have them universal feel good parts.

da_2pacalypse2206d ago

Why must it be kinect -_- What's wrong with just using a regular controller -_-

rdgneoz32206d ago

@ShinobiDragon Fat chicks need love too... But they gotta pay!

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Perjoss2207d ago

Not really, who seriously uses a games console to surf the web? these days everyone and their dog has a computer or laptop / ipad / iphone etc etc. Browsing the web with a controller, no thank you.

cee7732207d ago

i do from time to time on my ps3 to watch missed episodes of tv shows who need hulu i refuse to pay for commercials

TekoIie2207d ago

I used to with Megavideo. My tv is 5 times bigger than my laptop so when i can watch a video its better to watch it on that (if the qualities good of course).

Freshnikes2207d ago

Fap with one hand and hold the iPad with the other.... You man are a Acrobatic wanker!!!

HappyGaming2207d ago

Most laptops have HDMI outputs anyway :/ I use that instead of my PS3 cause an i5 and 4GB of DDR3 RAM is much better for browsing.

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dark-hollow2207d ago (Edited 2207d ago )

Why a news about adding more functionality to the 360 is welcomed with so much negativity here?

TekoIie2207d ago

The PS3's web browser was one of the main features which set it apart from the 360. PS3 fanboy's (stealthily) arent happy about that just like 360 fanboy's would do if the PS3 got Cross game chat.

Simple fanboy grudge. Nothing to be surprised of here ;)

kreate2207d ago (Edited 2207d ago )

Its the same ppl complaining about the ps3's web browser.

Web browser is all fine and dandy.. But can i download videos into my xbox hdd from the web?

Virtual_Reality2207d ago

Wii and PS3 had Web Browser since the beginning, not only PS3.

trenso12207d ago

@Virtual_Reality actually on the wii it was an app for the internet which was free. Then costed something like 200 wii points and now I'm pretty sure its free again. All I know is the launch wii didnt have it straight out the box

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SPAM-FRITTER-1232207d ago

@chaostarnot. not enough memory in 3..2..1...

all jokes aside,lets hope its not a broken mess like the playstation browser.

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SPAM-FRITTER-1232207d ago

you don't know what your on about silly boy.

i meant the error message that comes up on screen when surfing the psbrowser you dumb tit.

back it up.

flash player doesn't work and when it updates it seems to be worse.

it crashes all the time

will only let you download from certain sites.

youtube is not worth mentioning.

the list could go on but i don't fancy buying a PS3 for the 3rd time to check out more issues. the last PS3 i regrettably bought was a 320gig slim which kept turning itself off every hour or 2 so i returned it thinking it was faulty to be told it was a safety feature my cash back and bought something that worked for longer than 2 hours without whimping out on me like a little girl.

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BubloZX2207d ago

Flash works just fine on the ps3. I often boot up re!mote play on my vital to make use of the ps3's browser. Its actually pretty good now. And I welcome IE to my 360

Biggest2207d ago

I most definitely use the PS3 browser to watch UFC/Boxing via First Row Sports. Almost all of their streams use Flash. I wish I knew that the Flash player I had been using didn't actually work. Maybe my eyes and ears are magic!

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ChunkyLover532207d ago

Microsoft seems to be turning the Xbox 360 into a great source of universal entertainment. Internet Explorer is also a pretty good browser and will probably work really well.

I'm sure we'll see the comments about games and all of that, but I think this is a natural progression and Microsoft will want to continue to sell the Xbox 360 to people after the 720 has come out.

Microsoft is going hard in the paint to get into peoples houses by any means necessary.

h311rais3r2207d ago

Internet explorer is complete garbage.

_Aarix_2207d ago

Maybe on pc but internet explorer intergrated in a console would be awesome. Keyword "intergrated"

darthv722207d ago

depends on the version. 6 and 7 were crap. 8 was alright but 9 is really REALLY solid. I have found myself using it more than firefox as of late.

FF12 has been using so much more memory resources and IE9 uses almost half as much even on the same pages.

Emilio_Estevez2207d ago

You lost all credibility at 'Internet Explorer is also a pretty good browser'

OT: No matter how good or bad it may end up being, something is better than nothing for sure.

badkolo2207d ago

great news indeed, a little late the party but if it works like all the other apps on the 360 then this should run smooth, hoping of coarse

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