The all-new Microsoft Edge comes with a ton of improvements and is also available on Xbox. Read on to find out what’s new in Microsoft Edge and how to use it with your Xbox console.
Microsoft Edge on Xbox
Microsoft released the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge in January 2020, and after the September 2021 Xbox update, it’s also available on Xbox consoles. We consider this to be a major upgrade as Edge is the only official browser available on Xbox and this update finally puts it on a par with browsers from other devices.
With Edge’s improved security and performance, Xbox now has a proper browser that doesn’t lack much compared to the browsers on your computer. Although it still does not support extensions or a developer console, it has all the means necessary to support an Internet user on a daily basis.
What does the new Microsoft Edge offer on Xbox?
Surfing the internet with a game console has always been something you would like to avoid and for good reason too. Developers rarely outfit console edition browsers with the latest technology, and other than that browsing the web with a controller just doesn’t feel right.
Microsoft basically demolished all of those barriers with the new Edge and made web browsing on Xbox a whole lot more enjoyable.
Here’s a highlight of what Microsoft Edge brings:
Sync browser data across all your devices
With Microsoft Edge on Xbox, all you have to do is turn sync on and in an instant all of your favorites, bookmarks, saved passwords, and more will sync with your Xbox so you feel more like you’re in. the House. Nobody likes to navigate in an unfamiliar browser.
Send tabs to other devices
If a video game you’re playing had a tab appear on Edge, you can easily send that tab to any of your other devices. With this feature, you can send a web page to Edge on your smartphone and return to your game on Xbox.
Access web apps like Discord and Stadia
Since the finalization of HTML 5 in 2014, web applications have taken a leap forward and become as sophisticated as desktop applications. Microsoft Edge on Xbox can run all of these web apps, and you can access web apps like Discord (because there’s no official Discord app on Xbox) or the Stadia game service on your Xbox.
Mouse and keyboard support
The experience of browsing the web and scrolling pages is best when using a mouse and keyboard. The new Microsoft Edge supports keyboards and mice. All you need to do is plug your keyboard or mouse into the USB port and enjoy web browsing on a big screen.
How to open and configure Microsoft Edge on Xbox
Microsoft Edge is already preinstalled on your Xbox if you have an Xbox One, One S, One X, Series S, or Series X. Here’s how to open Microsoft Edge on your Xbox console:
Of Home screen, go to My games and apps.
In My games and apps, in the left bar, go to the applications tongue.
Scroll through your list of apps and open Microsoft Edge.
Once in Microsoft Edge, select your profile picture on the right side of the address bar.
To select Activate synchronization. This will take you to the sync settings page.
To select To confirm, then enter your password to prove that you are the owner of the account.
Microsoft Edge is now ready to use its full potential on your Xbox!
Get an advantage with your Xbox
The new Microsoft Edge update for Xbox makes the web browser more than enough for occasional web browsing. Keyboard and mouse support lets you enjoy web apps, and cloud sync lets you seamlessly move tabs between your devices.
If you’ve recently purchased an Xbox Series X | S, learning a few tips early on can give you a head start in using your console to its full potential.
If you have an Xbox Series X or Series S, check out these tips and features to get the most from your console.
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