Google’s YouTube has once again been delivering a less than optimal service to Microsoft’s Edge browser, this time the Chromium-based version.
YouTube’s redesigned interface was not available to the Edge browser, with the page explicitly saying users should download Chrome.
This appears to be because Edge was explicitly blacklisted.
Things I enjoy seeing on https://t.co/ZxEZpO95zj when loading using Microsoft Edge Canary:
— Gustave Monce (@gus33000) May 28, 2019
Today a Google Engineer Addy Osmani, said they will be fixing the issue.
— Addy Osmani (@addyosmani) May 29, 2019
The fix appears to have worked, as Edge can once again access the new interface.
It is notable that just because Google fixed the issue does not mean they did not break YouTube for Edge on purpose, as Firefox complained of this exact same type of war of attrition which saw Firefox bleed users repeatedly to Chrome as Firefox users repeatedly ran into temporary roadblocks.
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