Xbox One: Internet Explorer team increased support for modern web standards by over 200% from Xbox 360

Saturday, 16 November 2013 14:13 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Internet Explorer for Xbox One will contain support for all modern web standards such as HTML5 and CSS3, according to a developer post from the IE team on Xbox Wire.

Xbox One users will be able to navigate the service by using voice or gesture with Kinect, the Xbox One controller, or the Xbox SmartGlass app. Those who used IE on Xbox 360 will also be able to view any pinned sites or favorites saved and pull them over onto the new console.

According to the team, it “increased support for modern web standards by over 200% from Xbox 360 to Xbox One.”

“We’ve added browser features from Windows PC: website pinning, multiple tabs, inPrivate browsing, SmartScreen, Cookie blocking, and Do Not Track, and we’ve increased integration with Xbox SmartGlass so you can use your smartphone or tablet to not only navigate Internet Explorer on Xbox One, but be able to move websites back and forth from your television to your phone or tablet.

“One of the things we’re most excited about is the ability to snap Internet Explorer to the side of your screen and pull up a walkthrough on the web while gaming, and with the massive upgrade in system performance on Xbox One, you can now multitask between Internet Explorer and other applications and games in real-time, which means you never miss a moment.”

To use voice, you just say “Xbox, Select” when Internet Explorer is running, and different voice commands will be shown. You can say “Browse to” and “Click On”

Gesture commands allow one to “reach out, and grab the page,” and then move your hand up or down to pan around the page. You can also pull the page toward you to zoom in or push it away to zoom out. Move your open hand over a link and press it to click on it: if the links are too close together, the page will automatically zoom in.

You can have a look at the aesthetics of it below, and glean more information from the link.

Xbox One releases on November 22.