Microsoft has started in public testing its new Edge Chromium-powered browser on Xbox consoles. Xbox testers within the Alpha Skip-Ahead cluster will now access the new Microsoft Edge on Xbox One or Xbox Series S / X consoles.
whereas full mouse and keyboard support remain missing, the browser works as you’d expect with a Nursing Xbox controller, albeit a touch buggy during this initial check version.
A chromium-browser on Xbox could be a boost for those wanting to access websites through their console. Edge will currently offer access to Google’s Stadia streaming service, because of the improved compatibility support with chromium.
It ought to also improve compatibility with browser-based games, and services like Skype or Discord through the net.
This early check version seems to appear like a similar sync engine used across Edge, with support for extensions, vertical tabs, Collections, and most Edge desktop features.
Support for the existing legacy version of Microsoft Edge on Windows desktops ends on March ninth, and Microsoft’s testing of this updated browser suggests it’ll arrive on all Xbox consoles shortly.