You might finally have a good reason to use your console’s web browser for more than the bare essentials. The edge reports that Microsoft has started testing a version of its Chrome-based edge browser on the Xbox one and X / S Series. Take part in the Alpha Skip-Ahead Test Ring and you’ll get a more modern web experience, including better compatibility and better sync with Edge across multiple platforms.
This version is unsurprisingly buggy and does not include mouse or keyboard support. And although this theoretically allows access to Google Stadia, we are not yet relying on reliable access to this or other heavy web applications.
It may take a while before there is a more polished version of the new Edge for Xbox. When it’s ready, however, the new browser might be a better argument for buying an Xbox if you’re interested in surfing the web. At the moment, the Playstation 5 doesn’t even have an easily accessible web browser (you have to rely on tips to use it). While that may change, a Chromium-based Xbox browser could give Microsoft a comfortable head start.