Chromium-based Microsoft Edge will be able to stream videos in 4K

by Anmol
April 2, 2019

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Microsoft is almost ready to officially roll out the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge. Early leaks have already given us a fair idea of what to expect but it looks like Microsoft might have a surprise for us.

It looks like Chromium-based Microsoft Edge would be able to support 4K video streaming. First spotted by HTNovo, a flag inside Microsoft Edge would allow users to enable 4K streaming. This is a big deal since Microsoft Edge is the only browser to natively support 4K streaming. Microsoft will be using PlayReady to support 4K streaming on Edge. Unfortunately, this will work only on Windows 10 which means older version of Windows or other platforms won’t support 4K streaming.

This should give Microsoft a competitive advantage as the company looks to acquire market share which is dominated by Google Chrome.

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