Microsoft Edge Chromium is starting to roll out for Xbox consoles
If you’ve been waiting for Microsoft’s new Edge browser to show up on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles, well, you’d probably be one of few. However, it’s finally available, as spotted by Windows Central. A small group of Xbox Insiders are getting it now, and it will probably roll out to the general public in a matter of weeks.
The reason that this needs to be done in weeks instead of months is that Edge Legacy will no longer be supported after March 9. That means that if you haven’t moved to the new Edge by April’s Patch Tuesday, you’ll be considered to be in an unsecure state.
The difference between the two browsers is that the new Edge is built from the open-source Chromium browser, the same one that Google Chrome is based on. On Windows 10, those on the latest feature update already have the new Chromium-based browser. For those that aren’t, Microsoft will be pushing out an update in April.
Up until this point, Microsoft has been pretty quiet about the state of Edge Chromium on Xbox consoles. The Edge team was always very clear that the browser was eventually coming to all platforms where Edge Legacy lives, but all it ever really said was that it wouldn’t be available for Xbox at the time of launch early last year. But now, it’s finally here.