Microsoft continues to work to attract users to its web browser, Edge, and does so by adding various features and improvements, the last one being one of the most surprising. If we’ve already seen how it can capture PDFs, facilitate voice typing, play Stadia, enable tab groups or PiP mode … now Edge gets something different. It is a direct access to read various titles available on the web.
The tool to make this possible is part of Edge Canary via a games panel integrated into the Omnibar bar. It is the chosen method that facilitates access to all kinds of games available on the web, from arcade titles, puzzles, cards, sports … all from the MSN Games platform.
Edge is “chromizing”
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One of the most surprising twists is that the games are almost integrated into the browser. Edge now has a new feature which, through the Omnibar, allows you to access a range of different types of games without having to leave Edge.
The news came out thanks to a user on Reddit, as this improvement is only distributed in the development version of Edge, Canary and also only to a small number of users. In fact, I just tested that it shows up in my browser and the new connection still doesn’t show up.
Edge now has a new feature though and in this case it has nothing to do with other improvements we’ve already seen that are related to productivity. This addition goes in another direction and the acceptance it has among users remains to be seen.
The truth is that with so many additions Microsoft is making Edge look more and more like Chrome and we don’t know if it’s bad or good anymore. Edge is characterized by being an agile browser and relies more and more on more and more add-ons, some of which have a not too clear utility.
We will have to see what impression Microsoft receives from users who test this function in order to see if they decide to bring it to the stable version or, on the contrary, it remains a simple experiment.
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