Microsoft Xbox 360

Runs IE9.

Photo of the Xbox 360 controller.

There's a cursor on the screen that glows green when it's hovered over a link. Scrolling is sluggish. You can scroll by going off the bottom edge of the screen (left analogue stick) or by panning down with the right analogue stick. On the screen, there's a little scrollbar that can't be manipulated. The screen can flicker quite a bit on scroll

In the settings, you can select an option to "use whole TV screen to show web content", which is off by default. When it's off, gaps appear at the edge of the site. When it's on, the site fits the TV screen up to the edges.

The settings also have an option to "use web pages formatted for mobile devices". This only works on sites using user agent string detection to serve up an m. version, not responsive sites.


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The keyboard has big touch areas. This is good for gesture or for using a device like a Wii-mote, but when you're using the analogue stick on the Xbox controller, this means lots of traversing.

The D-pad can't be used toggle through keys on the keyboard, only to move the position of the text cursor.

I'm still collecting notes on the Xbox 360 yet, so you should check out Peter Gasston's notes for more information and screenshots.

HTML5 Test: 120/500

As of February 2013. Source: html5test.com

CSS3 Test: 33%

As of February 2013. Source: css3test.com

Acid3 Test: 100%

As of February 2013.

Source: acid3.acidtests.org

Operating System Windows 7
Screen Resolution 1041 x 586
Web Browser Internet Explorer 9.0
Browser Size 1041 x 586
Color Depth 24
Javascript Enabled
Flash Version Not Installed
Cookies Enabled
User Agent Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/5.0; Xbox), or Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows Phone OS 7.5; Trident/5.0; IEMobile/9.0; Xbox) in mobile view.

Google TV jQuery UI library tests

Media query tests

What the device can read:

  • screen
  • color
  • (orientation : landscape)
  • (min-width)
  • (max-width)

What the device says it isn't:

  • print
  • tv
  • monochrome
  • handheld
  • projection

Device doesn't recognise:

  • (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2)
  • (pointer:coarse)
  • (pointer:fine)
  • (pointer:none)

Primary Controller

Photo of the Xbox 360 controller.

See big version

Other input devices

  • Kinect, motion sensing input device. Used for gestural interfaces and spoken commands.
  • SmartGlass
  • Chatpad (keyboard that clips onto the controller)

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