How to Get the Internet Browser on an Xbox 360

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How to Get the Internet Browser on an Xbox 360
Connect your Xbox 360 to the Internet through Windows Media Center. (adsl router image by Christopher Meder from

Although the Xbox 360 cannot connect to the Internet by default, you can connect the console to the Windows Media Center program on your PC, which allows you to browse the Internet through the Xbox 360. Windows Media Center is available on PCs running Windows Vista Premium or Windows 7, and provides an extender for the Xbox 360 that includes access to an Internet browser in the program. Once synced, your Xbox 360 can access any website that does not require Flash through the Windows Media Center's extender plug-in.

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  • Windows Media Center

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  1. 1

    Press the power button on your Xbox 360 to turn it on. Power on your PC and click the "Start" icon in the lower-left corner of your screen and select "All Programs" and "Windows Media Center."

  2. 2

    Highlight "My Xbox" and press the "A" button on your Xbox 360 game controller, and highlight "Windows Media Center" located in the lower-left corner of the screen. Press the "A" Button to select Windows Media Center. Alternatively, click the "Start" button next to the blue "X" button to go open Windows Media Center.

  3. 3

    Tap the "A" button on your controller to continue setting up the synchronisation of the Xbox 360 and your computer's Windows Media Center program.

  4. 4

    Write down the 8-digit code that appears on your television screen. This code will be used to synchronise Windows Media Center with the Xbox 360 gaming console.

  5. 5

    Single-click "Tasks" in the Windows Media Center program on your PC, and single-click "Add Extender." Click "Next," and type the 8-digit code from the Xbox 360 into the passkey field on your computer, and click the "Next" button to proceed with the set-up.

  6. 6

    Single-click the circle next to "I have already set up my firewall" and click the "Next" button. Select the box next to "Yes" to choose to view media folder, and click "Finish." Wait for your Xbox 360 screen to connect to your computer's Windows Media Center.

  7. 7

    Select the "Online Media" button in Windows Media Center on your PC, and single-click the Earth icon.

  8. 8

    Highlight the Earth icon located on the television screen using your Xbox 360 controller, and press the "A" button to select it. The "Browser" window will appear. Use the on-screen keyboard to enter a URL into the Browser field, and highlight "Enter URL" on the television screen. Press the "A" button to select the button and access the website.

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