July 30, 2021
Microsoft Begins Testing its Rebuilt Chromium Browser on the XBox Game Console

Microsoft Starts Public Test of its Rebuilt Chromium Edge Browser on the Xbox Game Console

Microsoft is rolling out a test run of its rebuilt Edge browser, now powered by Chromium tech, on its very popular Xbox gaming console…

Software giant Microsoft is now publicly testing its relatively new Chromium-powered Edge browser on Xbox consoles. Although it doesn’t include full keyboard and/or mouse support, the browser works much the way one would imagine with an Xbox controller. However, being an initial test version, the experience is a bit buggy. But, such little issues are expected.

Microsoft Begins Testing its Rebuilt Chromium Edge Browser on the XBox Game Console

A Chromium-backed browser for the Xbox is a substantial boost for gamers who want to access websites through their consoles. The addition of an internet portal isn’t the only improvement. Edge will also now offer access to Google’s Stadia streaming service, as well. Because of the built-in technology, it should likewise improve compatibility with browser-based games, and similar services, such as Skype and Discord.

The early test version seems to include the very same sync search engine used across Edge. Plus, it sports support for other features, like extensions, vertical tabs, Collections, along with a number of Edge desktop tools and options. Meanwhile, the legacy version of Edge on Windows desktops has already come to an end. Since Microsoft is testing the updated interface, that suggests it will become widely available fairly soon.

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