Microsoft testing its Edge browser on Xbox consoles

One of the advantages of migrating to a Chromium engine is the cross-platform support. No wonder Microsoft’s Edge browser is found on Windows 10 and PCs running Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, macOS, and Linux. Besides, the tech giant has also released mobile versions of Edge for iOS and Android. Now, it appears Microsoft wants to bring Edge to Xbox consoles, as the company has begun testing its Chromium-powered Edge browser on the Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S consoles.

According to a report, the latest Xbox Alpha build comes with the Edge browser, which Xbox testers in the Alpha Skip-Ahead group can access. While full mouse and keyboard support is currently missing, Edge on Xbox allows users to browse the web using the Xbox controller.

Edge for Xbox
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The current test version of Edge for Xbox supports most of the features offered on its PC version. These include support for extensions, collections, and even vertical tabs that were recently introduced in Edge for Windows 10. The Edge browser also brings support for Google’s Stadia cloud-based streaming platform. The new browser should also improve compatibility with browser-based games and services like Skype or Discord.

As of now, there’s no information about when Edge could go live for all Xbox users. That said, Microsoft plans to end support for the existing version of Edge on Windows desktops by Tuesday, which suggests the browser could arrive on compatible Xbox consoles soon.