Xbox Product Director Aaron Greenberg has stated that the Xbox 360 will never get a web browser. He believes that browsing the internet on a home TV is “a poor experience”.
Industry magazine Edge asked Greenberg if the console would get browser functionality similar to rival consoles in the future. His answer was surprisingly candid:
“No. We really believe that the web browsing experience on TV is a poor one, and the real magic is to take those web experiences and optimise them for the living room. That’s what we did with Netflix. So, sure, you can go on the PS3 and go to Facebook and and try to navigate, but it’s an absolute nightmare.”
“No disrespect, there’s things I love about the PS3, but that’s not one of them. We want the online experience to be fun and optimised for the living room, and we’ll continue to add more applications to get more richness”