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First look at playing Steam PC games on Xbox with M&K, thanks to Edge and the new Xbox Series browser

KyoShiRo330

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You can stream PC games from Steam in the Edge browser with Xbox Series



Microsoft’s new Chromium-based Edge browser is coming to Xbox soon, and the company has now added all-important mouse and keyboard support that will pave the way to stream PC games to Xbox consoles.
Xbox testers in the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring are now able to access this new version of Edge and try out a mouse in the console version of the browser for the first time.
I’ve been testing this new support over the weekend, and I’ve even managed to play some Steam PC games on my Xbox.



Despite a few obvious bugs here and there — as this is very much an early beta browser — it works as expected.
I’ve been able to write documents using Word online, type messages into Discord chats, and even play some Krunker or Quake JS through the browser with a mouse and keyboard.
Basic mouse navigation, scrolling, and right-click all work here just fine.


Where things really get interesting is when you consider what this will mean for the future of streaming games to an Xbox through a browser.
Currently, I can stream Google Stadia games and use mouse and keyboard on the Xbox, but I’ve also been able to successfully stream PC games from Steam to an Xbox through the browser.

I’ve played Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Death Stranding, DOTA 2, and a bunch of other PC games that simply aren’t available on Xbox right now.
I’ve been able to do this using Parsec, which is essentially a remote desktop app that lets you stream what’s on your PC to a browser.



It’s not the most ideal experience on the Xbox right now, as the virtual keyboard appears when you click, and latency / connectivity isn’t always the best, but it’s a good example of what’s possible with this new mouse and keyboard support.
Microsoft’s head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, has already recently committed to bringing full PC games to the Xbox through the company’s Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) service.

 

twilo99

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So the xbox will have the full fledged windows 10 version of chrome edge with mouse and keyboard support?

I always though that they should just let us boot Win10 on the xbox and use it as a PC anyway..

or perhaps they should just have an xbox branded gaming PC
 
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Optimus Lime

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Great. The closer I can integrate my Xbox SX with my PC, the happier I am.

I wonder how Office 365 runs on it. If it ends up with reasonable performance, couldn't that conceivably mean that Xboxes could be used as office machines?
 

twilo99

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365 should run just fine.. that CPU in there is more than enough to run that. In fact, I guess any cloud based productivity software should run quite alright on the X and S
 

Mister Wolf

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Baldurs Gate 3(will be best game of 2021) or any other turn based game would be great.
 
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lh032

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well everything is possible with cloud, but lol streaming no thanks.
 

IDappa

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Why don't you just stream via the steam app?. Unless you do not have a TV that's supported by the app.
 

djjinx2

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So I can stream my Shadow PC through Parsec to my Series X.


Wait wait wait. I can emulate a switch through Shadow through Parsec on my Series X

Mindblown.gif
 
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