What you need to know
- Developer Finebits OÜ has an app, Internet Browser, available in the Xbox Store.
- Microsoft has requested the developer remove a feature of the app or see it be delisted from the store.
- If you want Internet Browser on your Xbox, now's the time, since it may be in jeopardy after November 21, 2021.
Developer Finebits OÜ's app, Internet Browser, enables you to not only surf the web on your Xbox console, but also download any files you find on said web. However, Microsoft has requested that Finebits OÜ remove the app's file downloading functionality. Should the developer not comply by November 21, 2021, the app may be removed from the store.
As such, the developer is urging those interested in its Internet Browser app to download it locally soon, since the clock is ticking and November 21 is within spitting distance.
You may be familiar with Finebits OÜ if you've used apps such as Torrex Pro, which the developer is behind. It's also responsible for Files&Folders and Metro Commander Pro, among other apps.
This is far from the first time a developer has run into trouble dealing with the Microsoft Store and Xbox's rules. However, what Microsoft says goes, so all you, the Xbox user, can do is support and download the app if you're interested in it. Remember, Internet Browser will let you download whatever you want from the web onto your Xbox, so think about how you can use that capability and consider grabbing the app before it potentially disappears.
Robert Carnevale is the News Editor for Windows Central. He's a big fan of Kinect (it lives on in his heart), Sonic the Hedgehog, and the legendary intersection of those two titans, Sonic Free Riders. He is the author of Cold War 2395. Have a useful tip? Send it to email@example.com.
Last sentence calls the app Internet Explorer, not Internet Browser. Might want to fix that because would anyone really want to try and install something called Internet Explorer?
Thanks for catching and apologies for any confusion there (it's been fixed). One slip through the cracks is one too many!
Sounds interesting but the store info is minimal.
Where does the app download to? Anybody know if it can work with USB storage?
It it can, it would make Microsoft365 more useful and be worth picking up.
I remember using both this app and Torrex Pro on my Xbox One back in the day, but I just don't really torrent anymore as streaming kinda made it redundant.
The developer made so many good apps for ms store and this is how they are treated.
No wonder no one wants to develop app for their store.
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