Microsoft has started publicly testing its new Edge Chromium-powered 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 missing, the browser is working as expected. with an Xbox controller, although a bit buggy 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 compatibility with Chromium. It should also improve compatibility with browser-based games and services like Skype or Discord via the web.
This first test release appears to include the same sync engine used on Edge, with support for extensions, vertical tabs, collections, and most Edge desktop functionality.
Support for the existing legacy version of Microsoft Edge on Windows desktops ends on March 9, and Microsoft’s testing of this updated browser suggests that it will arrive on all Xbox consoles soon.