Internet Explorer now free for Xbox Live Silver (Free) accounts
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Internet Explorer now free for Xbox Live Silver (Free) accounts

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Found 20th May 2013
When my gold supscription expired I couldn't use the Internet Explorer app on the Xbox 360.

I have noticed today that it is available and not prompting me to upgrade to Gold any more. Handy for checking email,news, weather etc.

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Cold why use IE on xbox when you have a computer

it should be free really

I can see this being of some use to some people.
Not really a substitute for browsing on a computer but okay for occasional use.

Wow, that's generous of them. (_;)

They are revealing the new Xbox tomorrow, and you can watch the event live on your Xbox using IE so they have more than likely unlocked it for a few days so everyone on Xbox can view it. I'd imagine it will be back to Gold subscribers only soon.

Banned

Nice. I find it very useful.

agreed. not essential but it does come in handy.

Added heat for making people aware but there is absolutely no reason why it shouldn't have been free anyway

just need a free chat pad now

WOOH! AWESOME DEAL.

Seems a bit rubbish really. Ooh you can use IE on your Xbox without paying £30 a year!

Decent I guess but just seems underwhelming.

Good when used with smartglass

Erm yay?

Used the browser on my PS3 for years to stream footy matches you can't get over here, so having it on your TV does come in handy. But this should have been free all along on xbox,you shouldn't have to be a gold member either just to stream lovefilm,quite bad really.

tht is brilliant good find thanks, since I don't buy gold anymore(personally think its a rip lol)

microsoft must be laughing their asses off with all the fools paying to do what should be completely free .

could be good to stream a few movies

Does it work with flash?

RebTheRebel

Used the browser on my PS3 for years to stream footy matches you can't … Used the browser on my PS3 for years to stream footy matches you can't get over here, so having it on your TV does come in handy. But this should have been free all along on xbox,you shouldn't have to be a gold member either just to stream lovefilm,quite bad really.



Yeah it's ridiculous that they are allowed to force you to pay to use a service that you are already paying to use anyway. Glad BBC told them to take a running jump when they wanted to charge for iPlayer access.

The **** even make you get gold to use skydrive.

You pay for xbox live so they can afford to provide a better service, the servers are way better than ps3.

mat_w2010

You pay for xbox live so they can afford to provide a better service, the … You pay for xbox live so they can afford to provide a better service, the servers are way better than ps3.



Whilst I agree with that, and have no issues paying the live membership for what is was originally designed for, I do object to requiring it for things like IE and LOVEFiLM that don't require any type of service from them. My family want to use LOVEFILM but don't game at all online, so a gold membership for them all makes no sense, but I don't really like handing out my account to the kids and it means I can't use the account elsewhere (e.g. play Batman on PC whilst LOVEFILM is being watched on the xbox.)

This is probably a very small part of todays xbox announcement and just made available earlier by accident

mat_w2010

You pay for xbox live so they can afford to provide a better service, … You pay for xbox live so they can afford to provide a better service, the servers are way better than ps3.

..Family Centre on the console dashboard, which can be used to modify the … ..Family Centre on the console dashboard, which can be used to modify the family’s settings and manage the account. Exclusive “family content and discounts” will also be available.....The primary account holder, the head of the family, will provide the billing details and the ability to buy and share out Microsoft Points to other family members, to stop the kids from running wild with the credit card online.



I agree with what you say, and it's not much better (you still have to pay) but have you thought about the family membership?


support.xbox.com/en-…ack

think it's around £60 for 4 accounts, and you retain control and get these extras (whatever they are).
Edited by: "tapi" 21st May 2013

go to m.youtube.com for free youtube

pozmu

go to m.youtube.com for free youtube

top tip!

Original Poster

Still free and using it now

tapi

I agree with what you say, and it's not much better (you still have to … I agree with what you say, and it's not much better (you still have to pay) but have you thought about the family membership?



I had been, but it got discontinued a month or two ago :-(

Anyone got this free recently?

Does that mean if I had a Gold account, and it expires, I can still use IE ?
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