Microsoft begins testing Chromium-based Edge browser for Xbox consoles

Microsoft Edge Chromium-based browser is now available for testing on Xbox consoles.

The test version of the browser will be available to Xbox testers in the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring.

The Alpha beta testers testing the new Chromium-based . will install Side browser can find the browser directly from their apps section of the console.

The browser is available to testers using Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X consoles.

That said, the test build’s keyboard and mouse support is still lacking, according to a report from The Verge.

The report also says that the controller works fine with the trial version, but the overall experience feels buggy.

The new Microsoft Edge browser on Xbox also comes with an end-of-support date for the old version of the desktop app.

The company plans to shut down the old version by March 9, 2021. This date marks the end of all security updates for the browser.

Microsoft has recently improved compatibility support with Chromium and is likely to improve online gaming experiences as well.

Services such as Google Stadia and other browser-based games are also supported with the browser.

In addition, browser-based services such as Discord, Skype, or other video conferencing services are likely to be supported as well.



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