Using a Games Console to Access the Internet

This quick trick allows a PlayStation or Xbox to become something more like a traditional PC.

The trick works because all recent PlayStations and Xbox have just about everything required to act like a computer: an internet connection, ports for connecting keyboards and mice, and even web browsers. They also have built in keyboards allowing you to type with a keyboard visible on the screen.

The piece of web browser software might not be quite so obvious, as it is buried in menus behind a lot of options that are usually more exciting, like games.

Please see the help sheet below if you would like to know more about using home devices in this way.

Using gaming devices as Computers