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Set up and use the Internet Explorer app on Xbox 360

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App requirements

To use the Internet Explorer app on your Xbox 360 console, you need:

  • To be signed in to an Xbox Live account
  • At least 150 megabytes of available storage space

Install Internet Explorer

  1. From Xbox Home, go to Apps and select Browse Apps.
  2. Browse or search for Internet Explorer.
  3. Select Internet Explorer to download the app. When the download is complete, the Internet Explorer app automatically starts.

To start Internet Explorer later, go to Apps, My Apps and then Internet Explorer.

Configure Internet Explorer settings

When you run Internet Explorer the first time, you will be prompted to configure settings. To access the settings at any time, follow these steps:

  1. Press Y to display the Web Hub.
  2. Point to the Settings icon on the address bar.

The following settings are available:

Turn on SmartScreen Filter to help protect against unsafe websites

SmartScreen Filter helps detect phishing (fraudulent) websites. As you browse the web, it analyses web pages. If it determines that a web page is suspicious, SmartScreen displays a caution message. SmartScreen Filter also checks the sites that you visit against a dynamic list of reported phishing and malicious software sites. If it finds a match, SmartScreen notifies you that the site has been blocked for your safety.

Send my browsing history to Microsoft to help improve Microsoft products and services

You can choose to send your browsing history to Microsoft to help improve Microsoft products and services. By default, this option is turned off.

Use web pages formatted for mobile devices

You can configure Internet Explorer to request the mobile version of web pages that you visit. This setting can help if web pages that you access don’t look right on your TV or if the page uses Flash, Java, Silverlight or other plug-ins that Internet Explorer on Xbox doesn’t support.

Use my whole TV screen to show web content

Some websites are not formatted for a widescreen display. They may have blank margins or bars on the side when viewed on an HDTV. If you're using a widescreen HDTV, this option will zoom in on the web page, reducing these margins.

Allow websites to store cookies on my Xbox

You can disable this setting if you want to prevent websites from storing cookies. But that option may prevent you from signing in to websites.

Clear Browser History

You can clear your browser history at any time. Here’s how:

  1. Press Y to display the Web Hub.
  2. Point to the Settings icon on the address bar.
  1. Point to Delete History, press A and then select Yes.

Using the Web Hub and saving Favourites

Press Y to access the Web Hub at any time in the Internet Explorer app. Click in the address bar or press Y to open the on-screen keyboard and enter a URL.

When you visit a web page you want to save as a favourite, press Y to open the Web Hub and then select the Favourite icon on the address bar at the top. You can edit or delete your favourites from the Web Hub by selecting your Favourites list, then pointing to a favourite and pressing X to edit.

Your favourites will also appear in the My Pins area of Xbox Home for quick access.

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