Microsoft is rolling out a brand new Xbox dashboard that features an up to date model of the Edge browser. After six months of testing, the Chromium model of Edge is now accessible to all present Xbox One and Xbox Collection S / X consoles, and the brand new capabilities enable Xbox homeowners to stream Google Stadia video games, entry Discord on the internet, and much extra.
The Xbox model of Edge appears to be like nearly similar to the model accessible on PC or Mac. It even contains options like vertical tabs and Collections. Like Edge on PC and cell, the Xbox model additionally syncs all of your settings, favorites, tabs, and net historical past. The one function it’s actually lacking is extensions, and the flexibility to modify into developer mode to change Person Agent strings or entry a console.
Edge additionally helps mouse and keyboard, so you’ll be able to entry issues like Phrase or Excel on-line, and even Google Stadia video games by way of keyboard and mouse or the Xbox controller. Whereas Xbox doesn’t have a Discord app but, you’ll be able to entry the online model with this new model of Edge. Discord will allow you to be a part of voice calls and take part in textual content channel chats, however microphone assist isn’t accessible, sadly.
This new Edge browser is a giant enchancment over what existed on Xbox earlier than, and you’ll even use it to entry Steam PC video games or net video games like Krunker or Quake JS. Nvidia continues to be, bizarrely, blocking entry to its GeForce Now streaming service by way of Edge. We’ve requested Nvidia a number of occasions why it continues to dam Edge on the whole, however the firm solely mentioned in April that it’s merely “investigating Edge browser support for the future.”
The brand new Microsoft Edge browser for Xbox is available to all Xbox consoles today.