Microsoft is trying to win you over by appealing to the inner child in you, provided you were a child of the 90s.
It’s been a tough couple of years for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser. Despite having good reviews and a catchy song for their advertisements, the old-favourite became old news, forfeiting the number one spot to Google Chrome a while back.
Later this year, Internet Explorer will come to Xbox 360, the first web browser ever available on that particular console.
The browser will look very similar to that of the IE on Windows 8, and will be heavily integrated with Kinect. Yes, that means more voice commands to get to where you want.
Also included now will be the ability to control the web browser on the TV using your tablet or phone, so that it’s easier to navigate than using a controller and so that everybody can see it.
Microsoft are currently testing an early version of Internet Explorer 9 for the Xbox 360, according to The Verge.
The Xbox, which unlike it’s Sony competitor, has never had a web browser, is thought to use Kinect gestures to browse the web smoothly.
The last dashboard update for the Xbox 360 introduced Bing search, however was limited to searching media content. Hopefully the Bing tile will now be a very useful way to search the internet as well.
Source: The Verge