Adult material accessible on the Xbox 360, soon.

Adult content comes in many forms and is accessible anywhere in the world, thanks to the wonders of the internet. Soon you’ll be able to access the wonderful world of porn on the Xbox 360, thanks to the version of Internet Explorer coming (no pun intended) to the console.


"Making Xbox Sexy" - Definitely the better option

YouPorn recently blogged on how it is finally possible to access porn on the Xbox 360 console, with Microsoft working hard to take the attention away from the porn-enabling capabilities that IE will bring. Microsoft has said:

To be clear, we are adding Internet Explorer to Xbox Live, not specific adult content providers like YouPorn or any other specific website content. Additionally, we give members and parents the option to turn this feature on or off for their accounts. Access to Internet Explorer for all Child accounts is blocked by default.

Microsoft’s response is more than acceptable. It makes sense and is passing the responsibility to the parents or guardians to exercise caution in providing IE to their Xbox 360 using children. However, the internet isn’t just for porn so other filters might be necessary (and a better option) rather than just restricting access to the browser altogether.

At the end of the day though, it’s yet another way to gain access to the material other than on computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets or other consoles like the PS3 or the Wii. If someone wants to access the content, we’re sure they will choose a more practical device to complete their browsing needs. And that they will be able to circumvent any security that the 360 has in place.

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I'm just amused by the main page summary:

"Depending on your lifestyle, you might view the odd piece of adult material. "

Depends on what people consider odd, I guess.

And yet they will be allowing viewing and voting on child beauty pageants. That's far more disgusting.

Lamp0 said,
And yet they will be allowing viewing and voting on child beauty pageants. That's far more disgusting.

Yeah I've always thought that was wrong. Personally I think that will totally mess little kids up..
If a young girl thats almost a teen or is in her early teens wheres makeup, society complains, so how is it alright for 2 and 3 year olds to be wearing makup, weird.

It's not Microsoft's responsibility to keep porn off the XBOX.
Shouldn't be any different than on a PC. If it's a concern to parents with kids, then it's the parents responsibility to keep an eye on their kids. There is such things as ratings locks, etc. etc. to keep kids out.
As far as I'm concerned, XBOX is amd always has been more of an adult toy, not a kiddie system.

When you're going for a sensational title, why not specifically list some other things on the internet? "Terrorist collaboration and child pornography now accessible on the Xbox 360," surely this is just as genuine as the current title and you could get even more views!

Why not have some respect for your industry?

Memnochxx said,
When you're going for a sensational title, why not specifically list some other things on the internet? "Terrorist collaboration and child pornography now accessible on the Xbox 360," surely this is just as genuine as the current title and you could get even more views!

Why not have some respect for your industry?


Perhaps Neowin care more about everyone who has always wanted to view adult material on the Xbox than it cares about people who wish to view and discuss illegal, terrible, immoral content/activity?

There is no lack of respect here. Your comment seems to suggest you believe there is something wrong with pornography. There's nothing disrespectful about it or talking about it.

Calum said,
There is no lack of respect here. Your comment seems to suggest you believe there is something wrong with pornography. There's nothing disrespectful about it or talking about it.

My comment suggests nothing of the sort. The news here is that Internet Explorer is coming to the Xbox; that means the entire internet is available. Nobody needs Neowin to point out that adult content is available on the internet. The title is not there to inform people looking for porn that it's on the Xbox now, it's there to get page views and stir up a controversy.

Memnochxx said,

My comment suggests nothing of the sort. The news here is that Internet Explorer is coming to the Xbox; that means the entire internet is available. Nobody needs Neowin to point out that adult content is available on the internet. The title is not there to inform people looking for porn that it's on the Xbox now, it's there to get page views and stir up a controversy.

No, that isn't what the news is. The news that Internet Explorer was coming to Xbox was reported on by Neowin in May, at the same time other outlets reported on it, as you have seen from an earlier comment of mine. Why would Neowin write another article on that fact, many months after the first report?

I don't care what the article or headline was written for; whether it was page views or not. Porn on the Xbox is still something I hadn't thought about that I'm happy I've now been reminded.

Why do you care so much that a website that relies on as many page views as possible might be trying to get more page views in a way that isn't unethical? (I'm not stating that's what Neowin is doing; I have nothing to do with the news operations, so I wouldn't know).

Calum said,

No, that isn't what the news is. The news that Internet Explorer was coming to Xbox was reported on by Neowin in May, at the same time other outlets reported on it, as you have seen from an earlier comment of mine. Why would Neowin write another article on that fact, many months after the first report?

I don't care what the article or headline was written for; whether it was page views or not. Porn on the Xbox is still something I hadn't thought about that I'm happy I've now been reminded.

Why do you care so much that a website that relies on as many page views as possible might be trying to get more page views in a way that isn't unethical? (I'm not stating that's what Neowin is doing; I have nothing to do with the news operations, so I wouldn't know).


Because this isn't even news. Why would they do it? For page views, like they just did with this article. If Internet Explorer was reported in May, it's completely unnecessary for this article to exist. They don't need to enumerate everything that's possible with Internet Explorer. I care because I come here for news, and I have an expectation not to be greeted with spam, or articles written for idiots.

Memnochxx said,

Because this isn't even news. Why would they do it? For page views, like they just did with this article. If Internet Explorer was reported in May, it's completely unnecessary for this article to exist. They don't need to enumerate everything that's possible with Internet Explorer. I care because I come here for news, and I have an expectation not to be greeted with spam, or articles written for idiots.

To you it isn't news. To me and some others it is. It's news to me because I hadn't really considered using the Xbox Internet Explorer much, so I hadn't considered that I can now access porn on it.

You may find the article unnecessary, but that doesn't mean there's a problem with Neowin publishing it. You don't have to read every article here and Neowin doesn't cater specifically to you; it caters to everyone. Do you read every article at Neowin then, or do you sometimes bypass/ignore the articles you aren't interested in? Usually, people only read the articles they're interested in on a news website, rather than every article, and usually, news websites will contain some articles one is not interested in.

As is obvious, Neowin has not enumerated everything that is possible with Internet Explorer. They have published one article about one possibility for it; a possibility that (probably) the majority of Internet users use the Internet for. That's not to say they had to publish this article or that they should now write an article reminding people they can use Google Search on Xbox. I'm merely pointing out that Neowin chose to report on something that some people are clearly interested in and all you have to do is ignore the article and move on, like you probably do with other articles here that you're not interested in. I'd find it hard to believe you've been interested in and read every Neowin article that's been posted since you discovered the site.

Many of us don't deem this spam. Further, this isn't an article written for idiots. You're just being ridiculous.

LOL if thats the level of making the 360 "sexy" is a face studded hound, ill stick to pron free 360s thanks

This article is quite stupid, the real news should be that the XBox receives a version of Internet Explorer. I expected more from Neowin to be honest.

causa45 said,
This article is quite stupid, the real news should be that the XBox receives a version of Internet Explorer. I expected more from Neowin to be honest.

That was reported on by Neowin quite a while ago (May), when the news about Internet Explorer for Xbox was first revealed (http://www.neowin.net/news/int...ox-360-with-kinect-controls). This isn't the news that Internet Explorer is coming to the Xbox. That was revealed back in May. This is news that people can now finally access pornography on the Xbox; something many people have probably been wanting for a while.

I expected more (i.e. not assuming what the news is 'supposed' to be or at least searching for a previous article on what you think the news is 'supposed' to be before commenting) from you to be honest.

Calum said,

That was reported on by Neowin quite a while ago (May), when the news about Internet Explorer for Xbox was first revealed (http://www.neowin.net/news/int...ox-360-with-kinect-controls). This isn't the news that Internet Explorer is coming to the Xbox. That was revealed back in May. This is news that people can now finally access pornography on the Xbox; something many people have probably been wanting for a while.

I expected more (i.e. not assuming what the news is 'supposed' to be or at least searching for a previous article on what you think the news is 'supposed' to be before commenting) from you to be honest.


The moment Internet Explorer was announced for the Xbox was the same moment it was known pornography would be available. This isn't new information. The only new information here is that it will be released soon, and undoubtedly when it is released we'll get yet another story. There's no reason to specify that pornography is available, because that's implied with the release of the browser.

Memnochxx said,

The moment Internet Explorer was announced for the Xbox was the same moment it was known pornography would be available. This isn't new information. The only new information here is that it will be released soon, and undoubtedly when it is released we'll get yet another story. There's no reason to specify that pornography is available, because that's implied with the release of the browser.

None of that means there's anything wrong with Neowin pointing out to us all that we can now view porn on the Xbox (something many people have probably been wanting for ages).

The blokes at youporn are good *******, what a sense of humour! M$'s response was also good.

To be sure to be sure, this is just a great step forward (and a logical one) for console computing. The 360 really is going to become the ultimate media centre PC. Heck they might even make xbox TV's one day

Microsoft's response is more than acceptable

Yes, assuming the version of Internet Explorer in Xbox supports the existing content-filtering system in Windows.

Northgrove said,

Yes, assuming the version of Internet Explorer in Xbox supports the existing content-filtering system in Windows.

It will not. It will support the existing content filtering system on the Xbox 360, though!

When I was sharing a house with some friends, the ability to access porn via the PS3 was more frustrating than anything else. I wouldn't use the PS3 for porn, but my friends would go and download pictures and set them as my background.

Wouldn't a better title for this article be that Microsoft is going to introduce a decent web browser on their console? As Microsoft says, this announcement isn't that they are going to be offering adult services, but that they are going to offer a tool that could be used to access adult content.

Intrinsica said,
Wouldn't a better title for this article be that Microsoft is going to introduce a decent web browser on their console? As Microsoft says, this announcement isn't that they are going to be offering adult services, but that they are going to offer a tool that could be used to access adult content.

But then it wouldn't be as sensationalist and get as many page hits.

And i've been using the 360's dashboard BETA for some time and IE9 is pretty good on it and surprisingly easy to use with a controller. Shame it's not IE10 though. But it's way better than the PS3's browser.

Intrinsica said,
When I was sharing a house with some friends, the ability to access porn via the PS3 was more frustrating than anything else. I wouldn't use the PS3 for porn, but my friends would go and download pictures and set them as my background.

Wouldn't a better title for this article be that Microsoft is going to introduce a decent web browser on their console? As Microsoft says, this announcement isn't that they are going to be offering adult services, but that they are going to offer a tool that could be used to access adult content.

Agreed, but sensationalist titles get more clicks...

Intrinsica said,
[. . .]
Wouldn't a better title for this article be that Microsoft is going to introduce a decent web browser on their console? As Microsoft says, this announcement isn't that they are going to be offering adult services, but that they are going to offer a tool that could be used to access adult content.
M_Lyons10 said,

Agreed, but sensationalist titles get more clicks...

That was reported on by Neowin quite a while ago (May), when the news about Internet Explorer for Xbox was first revealed (http://www.neowin.net/news/int...ox-360-with-kinect-controls). This isn't the news that Internet Explorer is coming to the Xbox. That was revealed back in May. This is news that people can now finally access pornography on the Xbox; something many people have probably been wanting for a while.

I wouldn't say the title suggests Microsoft will be offering adult material; it just states that adult material will be accessible soon, which is true.

Thief000 said,
**** yeah!
imagine porn sites with some sort of kinect support. the introduction of fapping achievements and high scores! hurray

Sas Center said,
imagine porn sites with some sort of kinect support. the introduction of fapping achievements and high scores! hurray

I love the idea of "fapping" acheivements.