IE on Xbox One to provide users with “The Best Web on TV”
Xbox One users will get a first class web browsing experience when the console debuts on November 22nd.
Microsoft detailed the features users can expect in a blog post on Xbox Wire, today. In addition to adding features native to Internet Explorer on Windows, like the ability to open multiple tabs and recent site tracking, users can expect the IE on the Xbox One to also support the features native to that console. That includes the ability to snap the application to the side of their screen and completely navigate its interface using voice, gestures and the Xbox SmartGlass app for iOS, Android, Windows and Windows Phone.
Fortunately for users of Internet Explorer’s prior incarnication on the Xbox 360, Microsoft says that this newer versions is “200%” more compliant with web standards. In theory, this should ensure that the app doesn’t break nearly as many web pages.
The Xbox One launches next Friday for $499. Unfortunately its not yet clear if Internet Explorer on Xbox One will require an Xbox LIVE Gold subscription.