Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Xbox gains new features with updated Edge browser

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With its September Xbox update, Microsoft has now brought the new, Chromium-based Edge browser to Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One consoles.

It supports a keyboard and also a mouse, this will give rise to better accessibility to Google Stadia, Discord, web apps, and more.

Microsoft began testing the Edge update on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S earlier this year, finally, it is now coming to everyone.

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Edge has been the default browser on Xbox One, but not the latest Chromium version that enables features such as Google Stadia gameplay, the report mentioned.

It promises a “fast, secure, and modern browsing experience right from your console”, Microsoft has said.

It is nearly identical to the desktop version, with features such as vertical tabs, collections, and syncing on settings, favorites, history, tabs, and more to other signed-in devices.

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As Reddit users have noted till now, it is mussing extensions, so you will not be able to use an ad-blocker for now.

With mouse and keyboard support, gamers will find it more convenient to use productivity apps, the report has said.

More importantly, you will be able to play Google Stadia or Steam PC games with either a mouse and/or the Xbox controller. For now, there is no microphone support for live chats on Discord or other apps, according to The Verge.

These new features are now available to all Xbox consoles, do try them!

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