How to Download Microsoft Edge (Chromium) on Computer?

Learn how to download the Microsoft Edge Chromium browser on your computer running on Windows, Mac, or Linux OS. The Edge has released a stable version.

Microsoft Edge browser is the new guy in the browser community developed by the Microsoft team. It builds over the Chromium project which also powers Google Chrome. It’s currently available in BETA (stable) and ready to download across big and small devices.

My college friend bought a new laptop for himself recently and needed help with the Microsoft Edge Chromium download. I readily agreed to help.

In this blog post, we will learn how to download Edge Chromium on any computer running on Windows, Mac, or Linux OS. Also, just like Chrome has different channels, Microsoft Edge does have the same.

Microsoft Edge Insider Channels Download

Please do not get confused with the native legacy Edge browser that Microsoft has introduced with Windows 10 OS. Though the browser still comes pre-installed with Windows 10 OS, it’s slowly going to be replaced with the Microsoft Edge (Chromium) version.

Related: How to Download Microsoft Edge (Chromium) on Phone or iPad?

Let’s get started with downloading and installing the Microsoft Edge browser:

Download Microsoft Edge for Windows OS

Microsoft Edge is the latest browser that has been developed for Windows OS. The Edge is still in the beta stage of development, however, it’s most stable and ready to use.

Follow these steps to download Edge Chromium on Windows:

  1. Go to the Microsoft Edge Insider website from your Windows machine (link added below).
  2. You’ll be able to see the Download Beta Channel for Windows 10 button, hit on it.
    Download Microsoft Edge (Chromium) for Windows 10
  3. Accept and install an Edge on the dialog box.
  4. The MicrosoftEdgeSetup.exe installer will be downloaded on your machine in the Downloads folder.
    MicrosoftEdgeSetupBeta Download Windows

Edge Insider for Windows

Here are steps to install Microsoft Edge on Windows OS:

  1. Open the downloaded installer file and allow installation by hitting the Yes command.
    Microsoft Edge Update Control Authorize
  2. The Edge installation will start with a progress bar.
    Edge Browser Installation on Windows 10
  3. Once the installation is completed on Windows OS, the Edge will open and start running.

That’s it. We have successfully downloaded and installed the Microsoft Edge browser on Windows OS.

Microsoft Edge currently supports Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows 7. The above steps will aid in Edge Chromium download.

Download Microsoft Edge for Mac OSX

Microsoft has also built the Edge for macOS machines like Macbook and Macs. The Microsoft Edge is available for download for Mac on the same insider website.

Follow these steps to download Microsoft Edge for Mac OSX: 

  1. Go to the Microsoft Edge Insider website (link added below).
  2. Click on the Download Beta Channel for macOS.
    Download Microsoft Edge for Mac OSX
  3. Hit on Accept and download button on the license terms dialog box.
    Download Microsoft Edge Insider Beta for Mac OS
  4. The MicrosoftEdgeBeta-XXX.pkg file will be download in Finder > Downloads.
    Microsoft Edge for MacOS Package Downloading

Edge Insider for macOS

Below are the steps to install Microsoft Edge on Mac OS machines:

  1. Double-click on the downloaded package file to run the installer.
  2. Hit on the Continue button on the installer dialog window.
    Install Microsoft Edge Beta Update
  3. The installation will begin and finishes automatically on your macOS.
    Install Microsoft Edge for macOS
  4. Close the window and access the Microsoft Edge browser from the Applications folder in Finder.

That’s it. We have now successfully download and install the Microsoft Edge (Chromium) on the macOS machine.

Download Microsoft Edge for Linux OS

Microsoft Edge is currently not supported for Linux based operating systems. However, it’s still under development and does not support a stable version. You are free to download the DEV channel.

If you visit the Microsoft Edge Insider site on your Linux machine, you can see this message:

Download Microsoft Edge Linux Channels

Edge Insider for Linux .DEB

Edge Insider for Linux .RPM

Here is the list of all currently supported platforms and operating systems other than Linux .DEB.

Microsoft Edge Supported Operating Systems

Alternative to Microsoft Edge for Computers/Laptops

The Microsoft Edge is currently in beta which raises a lot of stability issues around using the browser. However, there are few strong browsers that you can consider as an alternative to the Edge browser:

Google Chrome and Safari are leading browsers, however, once the Edge is out pre-installed in Windows 10, the dependency on Google Chrome might reduce.

Bottom Line: Microsoft Edge Download

Microsoft Edge browser is among the leading browsers. Although with the popularity of Google Chrome, it has been treated as an underdog. It comes pre-installed in the Windows 10 OS, however, it is getting replaced with the Edge Chromium.

In this article, I have mentioned all the steps that are required for Edge Chromium download. It is available for download and installation on all OS except Linux.

I helped my college friend set up his new laptop and also in Edge Chromium download. He was very happy with the result.

Related: How to Download Microsoft Edge (Chromium) on Phone or iPad?

Let us know if you’re facing any challenges while installing the Microsoft Edge on your computer in the comments below.

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
Firefox WindowsSafari MacSafari iOSEdge AndroidChrome Linux
Edge WindowsFirefox MacEdge iOSSamsung InternetEdge Linux

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1 Response

  1. Joyce Evans says:

    Maybe I am overlooking it, but what is the most current download for Microsoft Edge for an android cell phone? Also, please make changes to deleting browsing history. It would be great if one could search browsing and delete everything in that search. If I don’t want to clear all of my browsing history, having to delete one item at a time is annoying and very time consuming. Lastly, would Microsoft create software for downloading YouTube videos, because I pay YouTube so I can download, but they delete or alter any video that doesn’t agree with their liberal political agenda! Respectfully, Joyce

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