Microsoft is rolling out a brand new Xbox dashboard that features an updated version of the Edge browser. After six months of testing, the Chromium model of Edge is now obtainable to all current Xbox One and Xbox Sequence S / X consoles, and the brand new capabilities permit Xbox homeowners to stream Google Stadia video games, entry Discord on the net, and plenty extra.
The Xbox model of Edge appears virtually equivalent to the model obtainable on PC or Mac. It even contains options like vertical tabs and Collections. Like Edge on PC and cellular, 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 power to change into developer mode to change Consumer Agent strings or entry a console.
Edge additionally helps mouse and keyboard, so you may entry issues like Phrase or Excel on-line, and even Google Stadia video games through keyboard and mouse or the Xbox controller. Whereas Xbox doesn’t have a Discord app but, you may entry the net 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 obtainable, sadly.
This new Edge browser is an enormous enchancment over what existed on Xbox earlier than, and you’ll even use it to access Steam PC games or net video games like Krunker or Quake JS. Nvidia continues to be, bizarrely, blocking entry to its GeForce Now streaming service by means of Edge. We’ve requested Nvidia a number of instances why it continues to dam Edge usually, however the firm solely stated in April that it’s merely “investigating Edge browser assist for the longer term.”
The brand new Microsoft Edge browser for Xbox is available to all Xbox consoles today.