May 20 2020 05:32 AM
May 20 2020 12:01 PM
May 20 2020 12:01 PM
@Fabi_450 Thanks for reaching out, and welcome to our community. Currently, we don't have any news to share about Microsoft Edge on Xbox, but we will definitely let you all know if we do.
Project & Community Manager - Microsoft Edge
May 20 2020 11:40 PM
@Fabi_450 The new Microsoft Edge is based on Chromium and Chromium is a win32 app. Xbox One runs a form of Windows 10 that only supports UWP apps. Microsoft hasn't thought this out. They're ditching UWP and yet advocating for it. The conflict continues in the Office suite too with OneNote.
May 22 2020 02:38 AM
@pneenkoalabear Thank you all for your responses.
So if I am getting it right, does your post also mean that the new Xbox Series X console will have the "old" edge browser? In my case the browser on the xbox one works pretty good, but there are a few sites which are not supported and that is bad.
Hope that they can work it around.
May 23 2020 09:17 PM
Jun 27 2020 01:51 PM - edited Jun 27 2020 01:57 PM
@Fabi_450 I doubt Microsoft will ever do such a thing. In fact, it would be another small step to making the Xbox a regular PC - and they will NEVER do that. The Xbox is heavily subsidized (compared to PS), and pushing the Xbox as a PC replacement is the last thing Microsoft wants.
I wonder if the Chromium addon works in Kodi for Xbox.
Nov 21 2020 03:57 PM
Microsoft just released the WebView2 browser control component that is based on the Chromium Edge browser.
@pneenkoalabear This can also be used from UWP apps.
This should provide the XBox developer team all they need to make an XBox shell for Chromium Edge. I hope this will be put on the roadmap ASAP.
Nov 24 2020 01:33 AM
Nov 25 2020 11:49 AM
It's not "literally impossible", you're just uninformed. Webview2 (the key component to make this happen) will be generally available by end of the year as part of .Net Core 3.1 on all platforms where .Net Core is currently available. It will likely onyl be a matter of a few more months depending on the priority they're giving to this (which I imagine is not very high). See the following links for more information about the years worth of work that have already been put towards these initiatives.
Nov 25 2020 07:52 PM
Dec 09 2020 12:55 PM - edited Dec 09 2020 01:00 PM
I just tried installing the MSIX beta package on my Win 10 Pro laptop, and I think the error message will bring you some joy (in bold towards the end).
App installation failed with error message: Windows cannot install package Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge.Beta_88.0.705.15_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe because this package is not compatible with the device. The package can only be installed on the following device families: Windows.Core Windows.Holographic Windows.Xbox (0x80073cfd)
Edit: I did also try downloading and installing on the Xbox and it didn't know what to open it with, so maybe we're just waiting on a system update to support MSIX and also maybe for it to be put in the store.
Dec 09 2020 01:19 PM
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