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Microsoft Enables Chromecast Support in Microsoft Edge Browser

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Microsoft Enables Chromecast Support in Microsoft Edge Browser 

Microsoft has recently enabled Chromecast support in the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser, most likely as part a Canary update.

 

Microsoft has recently enabled Chromecast support in the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser, most likely as part a Canary update.

 
The new version of Microsoft Edge went live as a preview earlier this year, and Microsoft is currently offering two different builds, namely Dev and Canary.

The latter receives updates every day, while the Dev flavor is being updated once a week.

While options to cast content have been there from the very beginning, it looks like support for the Chromecast has only recently been enabled in the browser, as noted in this reddit discussion.

“For me, the "Cast..." option in the menu has been there from the launch, but haven't been functional (can't find any devices). But from today I get the cast button in the web player and Edge finds my chromecast,” the original poster explains.

However, using Chromecast with Microsoft Edge was possible by enabling a dedicated flag in the browser. Learn here how to enable Chromecast in Chromium-based Microsoft Edge.Contributing to the Chromium projectWhile many think Google would force Microsoft to pull the Chromecast support from its browser, this is unlikely to happen as the software giant is becoming one of the top contributors to the Chromium project in the first place.

In fact, Google itself can benefit from this collaboration, as Google Chrome could soon be improved with features that were originally available in Microsoft Edge, including its smooth scrolling system.

Microsoft is expected to roll out a beta build of the new Microsoft Edge browser in the coming months, possibly at the Build developer conference next month.

Additionally, the company is also working on a macOS preview build, as well as on early versions of the browser for the previous Windows editions, including Windows 7 and 8.1. No specifics have been provided as to when these could be released for download.
 
 

 

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