The Endurance has a built-in operating system, dubbed LoneOS, which emulates the look and feel of a smart device's interface. Games are not purchased physically, but digitally. However, this does not require network access, because the console is powered with 4G internet.
On the left side of the console, a group of "gaming buttons" can be easily pulled out with a switch. These buttons include:
- Left and Right Circle Pads
- A/B/C/X/Y/Z Buttons
- Start/Select Buttons
Additionally, the right side sports the L and R buttons, which can also be used as volume buttons. The touch screen enables multi-touch, which can be used in certain titles.
While the Endurance cannot do everything the Impetus can in terms of controls, it can be used as a second screen for certain games. Some Impetus titles do not require the use of all of its controller's functions, so they can be ported to the Endurance for on-the-go gameplay akin to the PlayStation Vita.
A player's games and apps can be accessed from the Front Page.
The Instagram app allows you to post images and share them with users from around the world. You can use one of the two cameras (front or back) to take photos of you and/or anything around you, or post a screenshot of your game by pressing Start and Select at the same time. One-minute videos are also enabled.