Introducing Microsoft Playwright Testing service private preview
Published Aug 22 2023 08:01 AM 20.8K Views

[Update Oct 4th, 2023] We are excited to announce that the Microsoft Playwright Testing service is now available in Preview! Explore the numerous features and enhancements by reading the announcement.


No more waitlists! You can dive straight in and start using the service directly here.




We are excited to introduce Microsoft Playwright Testing, a new service built for running Playwright tests easily at scale. Playwright is a fast-growing, open-source framework that enables reliable end-to-end testing and automation for modern web apps. Playwright Testing service uses the cloud to enable you to run Playwright tests with much higher parallelization across different operating system-browser combinations simultaneously. This means getting tests done faster, which can help speed up delivery of features without sacrificing quality. 


We are currently in private preview and need your feedback to help shape this service! To get started, join the waitlist. 


Get test suite results faster 

Automating end-to-end tests with Playwright helps ensure your web app works the way you expect it to across different web browsers or operating systems. Plus, adding it to your continuous integration (CI) workflow helps ensure those experiences remain great as that app evolves. However, as the app becomes more complex, the test suite required for comprehensive testing also increases in size. This results in longer test suite completion times, which can slow down your pace of feature delivery. Playwright Testing service gives you the ability to distribute your tests across many parallel browsers, leading to a quicker test suite completion.  


Test across multiple operating systems and browser combinations 

App complexity isn’t the only factor in increasing test suite size. Modern web apps need to work flawlessly across numerous browsers, operating systems, and devices. Testing across all these variables increases the amount of time it takes to run your test suite. With Playwright Testing service you’ll use the limitless scale of the cloud to run these tests simultaneously across all modern browsers on Windows and Linux and mobile emulation of Google Chrome for Android and Mobile Safari. This means you can have comprehensive test coverage without compromising how soon you want to ship. 


No test code changes required 

If you’re using Playwright today, getting started with Playwright Testing service is easy! The service is designed to seamlessly integrate with the Playwright test suite and requires no changes to existing test code. In just a few steps you can connect your test suite to Playwright Testing service and unlock the full potential of cloud-powered parallel testing. The service supports multiple versions of Playwright and updates with each new Playwright release. With Playwright Testing service you can focus on thorough application testing without worrying about the complexity of managing test infrastructure. 


Join the private preview and help shape the future of the service 

We invite teams interested in improving their end-to-end testing to join the private preview of Playwright Testing service. The service comes with no additional charge while it is in private preview. Your feedback and insights will be crucial in refining and enhancing this service. By participating in the private preview, you will have early access and direct contact with the product team to share your experience and help build a better product.  


You can join the waitlist for Microsoft Playwright Testing service here at 

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