Internet Explorer for Xbox 360 has been around for more than a year, but so far integration with Kinect was very limited. Now with Xbox One launching next week, Microsoft will include a much more improved version of Internet Explorer.
With Xbox One, you will not only be able to use voice commands, but also be able to use a handful of gestures using the power of Kinect 2. You can reach out and grab the page to navigate and panning is as easy as moving your hands up and down. According to the company, you will be able to push the page away to zoom out or pull it to zoom in.
Other gestures supported include hovering over links and gestures “click” to activate them. In case links are closer together, Internet Explorer will automatically zoom in that portion to help you to pick the right link.
The voice engine shipping on Xbox One has been greatly improved as well, letting users to scroll up and down, click on pages, and browse around more easily. Also those web sites saved in your favorites can be accessed by simply using the “Browse to (name of the page)” voice command, without having to manually type the address again.
Additionally the software giant has also incorporated a great deal of web standards improvements to Internet Explorer for Xbox One. For example, the latest web standards for HTML5 and CSS3 are supported right out-of-the-box; other features include multiple open tabs, SmartScreen safety filtering, inPrivate browsing, Do Not Track and Cookie, and you can pin sites to the dashboard.
And with SmartGlass for Windows 8, Windows Phone, iOS, and Android, users will be able to control Xbox One with a tablet or smartphone. The software giant is even building a feature to allow users to send web pages in their phones or tablets to the TV.
So a lot of good things are coming… Priced at $499, Xbox One will go on sale on November 22nd and Internet Explorer will come pre-loaded. The game console will also feature many other apps at launch, you can check the lineup here.
Source Xbox Wire