Microsoft has begun publicly testing its new Edge Chromium browser on Xbox consoles. Xbox testers in the Alpha Skip-Ahead group can now access the new Microsoft Edge on Xbox One or Xbox Series S / X consoles. While full mouse and keyboard support is still lacking, the browser works as it was. expect with an Xbox controller, albeit with a few bugs in this initial test version.
A Chromium browser on Xbox is a boost for those who want to access websites through their console. Edge will now also provide access to Google’s Stadia streaming service, thanks to improved Chromium support. It should also improve compatibility with browser-based games and services like Skype or Discord over the web.
This initial trial version appears to include the same sync engine used in Edge, with support for extensions, vertical tabs, collections, and most of Edge’s desktop features.
Support for the existing legacy version of Microsoft Edge on Windows desktops ends March 9, and Microsoft’s testing of this updated browser suggests that it will be coming to all Xbox consoles soon.