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Microsoft starts testing Edge Chromium browser on Xbox, improved compatibility will ironically allow Xbox gamers access to Google Stadia

VysePSU

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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 works as you’d expect with an Xbox controller, albeit a little buggy in this initial test version.

A Chromium browser on Xbox is a boost for those wanting to access websites through their console. Edge will also now provide access to Google’s Stadia streaming service, thanks to the improved compatibility support with Chromium. It should also improve compatibility with browser-based games, and services like Skype or Discord through the web.

This early test version appears to include the same sync engine used across Edge, with support for extensions, vertical tabs, Collections, and most Edge desktop features.

Support for the existing legacy version of Microsoft Edge on Windows desktops ends on March 9th, and Microsoft’s testing of this updated browser suggests it will arrive on all Xbox consoles soon.

 

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will ironically allow Xbox gamers access to Google Stadia​


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reksveks

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This is on the xbox one s and one x consoles, right?

Just to going to create an xcloud Web app for that gen, right?
 

reksveks

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Should be. It's all one OS across all of them.
Thought that would be the case, wonder what ux I would prefer for cloud streaming xsx games I would want on a previous gen console.

Think one web app probably is going to be the one but hope they have deeplinks to specific games
 

reksveks

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wonder if this browser implementation could lead to console hacking.
Probably running in a VM so probably not likely, most of the incentives to hack as a whitehat is generally lost with the fact you can turn it into a dev console so easily.
 
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wonder if this browser implementation could lead to console hacking.

no, every app runs in a virtual machine. if it was possible to hack it through the browser and if anyone really wanted to hack it, the current browser would have been enough to do that.

but either noone tried because you can run homebrew anyways already or it isn't possible... maybe both.
 
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The real irony is a "software" company failing to make a good enough web browser in 30 years and having to use Google's chromium to use Google's service ...
 
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reksveks

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The real irony is a "software" company failing to make a good enough web browser in 30 years and having to use Google's chromium to use Google's service ...
previous iteration of edge was pretty good (not as good as chromium or chromium edge though) but the browser slowly turned into a platform so no one wanted to develop extensions for it.
 
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Gamepass is the Netflix of gaming.

Netflix is on every device from Console to PC, from toaster to Tesla.

For Gamepass to be the Netflix of gaming it has to be on every device.

Stadia compatability with gamepass/Stadia games on gamepass is the next step.