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Microsoft HoloLens 2 Gets Windows Holographic 21H1

Microsoft has updated HoloLens 2 to Windows Holographic 21H1 with Chromium Edge, Settings features, and more.


is rolling out a big update for its HoloLens 2 mixed reality headset. Specifically, the software that underpins the HoloLens experience. With the latest release, Microsoft is moving to version 21H1.

Yes, this is the HoloLens versions of the May 2021 Update that is currently rolling out. While the base Windows update is rather limited in terms of new features, Windows Holographic 21H1 comes loaded with additions.

Leading the way is , the “new” Chromium version, which is coming to HoloLens 2 for the first time. It has been a long time coming considering HoloLens got Chromium Edge in preview back in January. This new Edge version is now the default browser on HoloLens .

Since the launch of Windows 10 version 2004 in May last year, Edge started automatic rollout through Windows Update. Previously, the browser was only on manual update since its January 2020 launch.

One of the big benefits of on HoloLens 2 is the ability to install progressive web apps (PWAs) on the headset.

New Settings

Microsoft is also introducing new Settings app controls to give users more management on Windows Holographic. Users now have more granular controls for Power & Sleep, Network & Internet, Sound, Accounts, Apps, Ease of Access, and other settings.

Windows Holographic 21H1 adds a Power menu to the Start Menu of Windows 10. Users can access the new menu via the profile icon. Here options include shutting down the headset, sing out, and restart the HoloLens 2.

If you're interested in this latest update on HoloLens 2, head to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update Select > Check for updates.

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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