Back in March, Microsoft brought its Microsoft Edge Chromium browser to the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. After a period of testing, the browser is rolling out to all users of the consoles. As well as bringing the latest browser tech to its new consoles, Chromium Microsoft Edge has other benefits for Xbox gamers.
Among those benefits are the ability to use Discord and play/stream Google Stadia games directly through Edge on Xbox. As we reported in April, Microsoft Edge also adds mouse and keyboard support so users can access Microsoft Office apps online.
For those coming from Edge on PC, there is little difference between the look and feel of the browser. That includes the addition of features like Collections and vertical tabs. However, you will not be able to access developer mode and there are no Edge Extensions available.
Google Stadia support is an interesting ability. Sure, Google Stadia is mostly a failed concept, but gamers can now play Stadia games on Xbox consoles. Game streaming capabilities do not stop there because Xbox Series X and S users can access Steam PC games through Edge. Web games are also available.
Of course, Microsoft’s own Xbox Game Streaming service, Project xCloud, is also available. However, Nvidia’s GeForce Now streaming platform is not supported. That is the same across all versions of Edge because Nvidia blocks it for unknown reasons.
In terms of Discord, users can enter text cats and join a voice call, although no microphone support is available at the moment.
It is worth noting Microsoft Edge support is part of a wider Xbox Dashboard update. You can see other changes made on the Xbox Newsroom here.
Tip of the day: The Windows default font these days is Segoe UI, a fairly simple and no-nonsense typeface that’s used across many of Microsoft’s products. However, though some like this subdued style, others look to change Windows font to something with a bit more personality.
Thankfully, Microsoft does let you change Windows fonts, but it doesn’t make it particularly easy. I our tutorial we show you how to change system font in Windows 10, or restore it again if you don’t like the changes.