Xbox will get a brand new Edge browser that may play Stadia video games, entry Discord, and extra
Microsoft is rolling out a brand new Xbox dashboard that features an up to date model of the Edge browser. After six months of testing, the Chromium model of Edge is now obtainable to all present Xbox One and Xbox Sequence S / X consoles, and the brand new capabilities permit Xbox homeowners to stream Google Stadia video games, entry Discord on the internet, and plenty extra.
The Xbox model of Edge seems to be virtually similar to the model obtainable on PC or Mac. It even contains options like vertical tabs and Collections. Like Edge on PC and cellular, the Xbox model additionally syncs all of your settings, favorites, tabs, and net historical past. The one characteristic it’s actually lacking is extensions, and the power to modify into developer mode to change Consumer Agent strings or entry a console.
Edge additionally helps mouse and keyboard, so you’ll be able to entry issues like Phrase or Excel on-line, and even Google Stadia video games through keyboard and mouse or the Xbox controller. Whereas Xbox doesn’t have a Discord app but, you’ll be able to entry the net model with this new model of Edge. Discord will allow you to be part of voice calls and take part in textual content channel chats, however microphone help isn’t obtainable, sadly.
This new Edge browser is a giant enchancment over what existed on Xbox earlier than, and you’ll even use it to entry Steam PC video games or net video games like Krunker or Quake JS. Nvidia remains to be, bizarrely, blocking entry to its GeForce Now streaming service by way of Edge. We’ve requested Nvidia a number of instances why it continues to dam Edge normally, however the firm solely stated in April that it’s merely “investigating Edge browser help for the long run.”
The brand new Microsoft Edge browser for Xbox is obtainable to all Xbox consoles at the moment.