There’s no denying the fact that users generally prefer to avoid accessing the web on their consoles. It’s not that they don’t want to, but the lack of options has compelled them to take this decision.
Even if a gaming console comes with its default browser, it cannot checkmark most of the prerequisites that one could have asked for from a decent web browser.
However, all this stood true until Microsoft made its presence felt. The Silicon Valley giant has just released its popular Microsoft Edge browser for the Xbox One, One S, One X, Series S, and Series X consoles.
What’s even more commendable is that it isn’t a trimmed-down browser version but comes with all the nifty features set.
The biggest of which is the ability to sync your browser data across all the synced devices. Along the same lines, you could also send tabs that are opened in Xbox to other devices or even try out web apps like Discord and Stadia.
Moreover, it comes in with mouse and keyboard support without hiccups in the browsing experience. With such a truckload of benefits attached, it’s no hidden secret why users are looking to get a hold of this browser on their consoles.
So without any further ado, let’s get started with the steps to install the Microsoft Edge browser on your Xbox One consoles.
Install Microsoft Edge on Xbox
Microsoft has packed in the Edge browser with the Xbox September 2021 update. So make sure that you are running the September or later update build, and then the browser should automatically make an abode onto your console.
With that said, here’s how you could check and install the pending updates onto your Xbox Console:
- Turn On the Xbox gaming console.
- Press the button on the controller to open the Xbox menu.
- Using toggle buttons, navigate to Gear for the System menu.
- Select Settings from the menu list.
- Select the System tab, and choose the Updates & downloads command.
- Follow the on-screen instruction to Download and Update the Xbox console updates.
Note: the console will automatically restart after the update is complete. Make sure to be connected with a power source for uninterrupted updates.
After restart, check back again if any updates are still pending under System Updates & Download screen. If you see the message “No console update available“, the latest updates are already installed on your console.
Once you install the latest available updates, the Microsoft Edge browser will be auto-installed on your Xbox console.
Launch Edge Browser on Xbox
The Xbox is updated to the latest version that includes the Microsoft Edge app as part of the update. We can launch the Edge browser just like any other application from the Apps menu.
Here are the steps to launch and use the Edge on Xbox:
- Head over to the My Games & Apps section from the home menu.
- Switch to the Apps menu from the left menu bar.
- Scroll through the app listing, and select to launch the Microsoft Edge browser.
That’s it. It will launch the Edge browser immediately and be ready to use on your Xbox, just like a computer PC.
Please note that it’s a fully optimized version of Edge computer browser; hence you will find all the features and settings just like a PC browser.
You can sign in with Microsoft account and turn on the sync feature to stay connected with PC.
Bottom Line: Microsoft Edge on Xbox
So with this, we round off the guide on how you could install the Microsoft Edge browser on your Xbox consoles.
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 popular Chromium browsers would indeed prove to be of great significance for console owners.
While the browser doesn’t support extensions, that shouldn’t be of much concern as it manages to checkmark most of the prerequisites that an Xbox user could have asked for.
On that note, we conclude this tutorial on how to install and launch the Edge on Xbox. Please feel free to drop your thoughts about what you think about Edge being added to the Xbox console. Did you miss this feature?