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Use the Microsoft Edge on the Xbox Console

The Xbox is Microsoft’s gaming console, which supports almost every app and game available on other gaming consoles. It also has the Edge browser support that we can launch from the Apps menu.

It’s not a full-fledged browser, but it supports media playback and syncs data across devices with mouse pointer support for ease of browsing.

Step 1: Install the Edge browser on the Xbox

Microsoft has packed in the Edge browser with the Xbox September 2021 update. So ensure that you are running the latest update build, and then the browser should automatically abode onto your console. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Turn On the Xbox gaming console.
  2. Press the X button on the controller to open the Xbox menu.
  3. Using toggle buttons, navigate to Gear settings gear icon for the System menu.
  4. Select Settings from the menu list.
    System Settings menu in Xbox Console
  5. Select the System tab, and choose the Updates & downloads command.
    Xbox System Downloads and Updates menu
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to Download and Update the Xbox console updates.
    Xbox downloading console updates online
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Note: the console will automatically restart after completing the update. Make sure to be connected to a power source for uninterrupted updates.

After restarting, check again if any updates are still pending under the System Updates & Download screen. If you see the message “No console update available“, the latest updates are installed on your console.

No console updates available on Xbox

Once you install the latest updates, the Microsoft Edge browser will auto-install on your Xbox console.

Step 2: Use the Edge app on Xbox Console

We can launch the Edge browser like any other application from the Apps menu. Here are the steps to launch:

  1. Head over to the My Games & Apps section from the home menu.
  2. Switch to the Apps menu from the left menu bar.
  3. Select the Microsoft Edge browser.
    Microsoft Edge browser in Xbox Apps store

It will launch the Edge browser immediately and be ready to use on your Xbox, just like a computer PC.

You can sign in with your Microsoft account and turn on the sync feature to sync data from other devices.

It also supports Microsoft Edge WebView2, which helps in rendering webpages.

Bottom Line

The lack of a decent browser in a console always resulted in great inconvenience to the end users. In this regard, the entry of one of the Edge browsers would prove significant for console owners.

While the browser doesn’t support extensions and downloads, that shouldn’t be of much concern as it manages to checkmark most of the prerequisites an Xbox user could have requested.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified Analytics & IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with an Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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