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Here's how Internet Explorer works on Xbox One

Samit Sarkar (he/him) is Polygon’s deputy managing editor. He has more than 15 years of experience covering video games, movies, television, and technology.

Internet Explorer on Xbox One includes a number of significant upgrades over the version of the browser that's available on Xbox 360, said the Internet Explorer team in a post on Xbox Wire today.

The browser supports three times as many modern web standards on Xbox One as it did on Xbox 360, including HTML5 and CSS3, so a greater number of websites should render properly on Microsoft's new console. Internet Explorer's developers have also brought over features from the Windows PC version of Internet Explorer, such as website pinning; tabs; private browsing; the SmartScreen filter, which protects users from phishing attacks and malware; the ability to block cookies; and Do Not Track.

The Xbox One version of Internet Explorer also supports features specific to the Xbox platform. SmartGlass integration allows users to navigate the browser with a tablet or mobile device instead of a controller, and transfer web pages between a mobile device and the Xbox One. The browser also offers voice and gesture controls through Kinect — telling your console to "browse to New York Times," for example, will take you to the Times' website.

Internet Explorer will be one of numerous apps available on Xbox One at launch, Nov. 22.

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