On the PSP console, the XMB had top level icons for Photos, Music, Videos, Games, Networking (which allows the use of the web browser), Settings and Extras. With the PSP, using the Home button while playing music would allow users to browse photos without stopping the music.
While XMB proved to be a successful user interface for Sony products such as PSP and PS3, the next generation Sony video game consoles such as the Play Station 4 and the Play Station Vita no longer use this user interface.
Alternatively, Homebrew has allowed a custom version of the browser to be released that utilizes all 32/64 MB of the PSP's RAM, which allows the browser to load pages faster and have more memory for larger pages.
Opera Mini can also be used on PSP through PSPKVM, a homebrew application which is a Sun Java Virtual Machine.
Recently, Trend Micro for PSP was added as a feature that can be enabled via a subscription to filter or monitor content on the PSP.
The PSP browser is slower compared to modern browsers and often runs out of memory due to limitations put in place by Sony.
Users can navigate through them using the left and right buttons of the D-pad, which move the icons forward or back across the screen, highlighting just one at a time, as opposed to using any kind of pointer to select an option.