In the event you’ve ever used an Xbox media app and puzzled why it was slightly sluggish, clunky, or didn’t have the newest options you discover on the equal web-based model, then hopefully that shall be a factor of the previous quickly.
Microsoft is lastly permitting Xbox app builders to make use of the Chromium-powered model of Edge to enhance their apps. Assist for Microsoft Edge’s WebView2 on Xbox is now out there, permitting Xbox media app builders to embed the newest internet applied sciences inside Xbox apps and enhance efficiency.
Builders have been previewing this help for months, and it has been a extremely requested function, in keeping with Microsoft. Streaming app STARZ is likely one of the first to make the most of WebView2, however we’re hoping to see others work this into their media apps and light-weight video games on Xbox within the coming months.
Whereas Xbox house owners have lengthy had entry to the Chromium model of Edge, builders have been caught utilizing the older model of Edge behind the scenes. The brand new Microsoft Edge WebView2 management makes use of the Chromium-based Edge rendering engine as an alternative of Microsoft’s older EdgeHTML browser engine.