Kylo (web browser)

Developer(s)Hillcrest Labs
Initial releaseMarch 19, 2010 (2010-03-19)[1]
EngineGecko[citation needed]
Operating systemWindows (XP SP2 and later), Mac OS X
Available inEnglish
TypeWeb browser

Kylo is a discontinued open-source web browser developed by Hillcrest Labs for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. Initially released in 2010, the browser features a 10-foot user interface, with large fonts and buttons that make it easy to see from across the room, making it especially suitable for use with a home theater PC connected directly to a high-definition television.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

In 2011, Kylo was a CES (Consumer Electronics Show) Innovations Awards honoree in the category of online audio/video content.[12]

On May 15, 2012, Kylo was released as open source software under the terms of the Mozilla Public License[13]

The browser was abandoned after Hillcrest was acquired by CEVA in July 2019.

See also


  1. ^ "Kylo Community | Kylo 0.6 Beta Released". Archived from the original on 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2012-02-14.
  2. ^ "Kylo Is a Big-Screen, TV-Optimized Web Browser". Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  3. ^ Breen, Christopher (2010-03-21). "First look: Kylo media browser". Macworld. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  4. ^ "Kylo - The Web Browser Built For Televisions". 2007-10-31. Archived from the original on 2013-11-03. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  5. ^ Ganapati, Priya (2010-03-22). "Kylo Web Browser Targets TV Couch Potatoes | Wired Business". Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  6. ^ "Kylo: Web Browser For Large 1080p HD TV Screen". 2010-06-07. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  7. ^ Lowensohn, Josh (2010-05-25). "Kylo, the Web browser for your TV, gets geeky | Apple Talk - CNET News". Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  8. ^ "Kylo - A Web Browser For Media Center | Making Windows Easy - All Things Microsoft, Software, and the Web". Making Windows Easy. 2010-10-18. Archived from the original on 2013-11-05. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  9. ^ "Kylo TV Web Browser Announced for Windows and Mac HTPCs". eHomeUpgrade. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  10. ^ Evans, Joel (2010-03-22). "Kylo browser brings the web to your TV without the squint". ZDNet. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  11. ^ Carr, Austin (2010-10-05). "Kylo Offers Alternative to Google TV | Fast Company | Business + Innovation". Fast Company. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  12. ^ "2011 Innovations Awards Honorees: Home Entertainment | TechHive". 2010-12-02. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  13. ^ "Hillcrest Labs Turns Kylo® Web Browser for TV Over to Open Source... - ROCKVILLE, Md., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/". Retrieved 2013-11-02.

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