Microsoft Edge WebView2 now available for Xbox apps


Support for Microsoft Edge WebView2 on Xbox has been a top ask from our WebView2 and Xbox media app developers, and we’re happy to announce that WebView2 is now available on Xbox too!

On Xbox, customers like to watch their favorite media content in addition to playing games. Thanks to the support of WebView2 on Xbox, media app developers can migrate from the EdgeHTML WebView, which brings significant improvements such as:

  • Support for modern web features: WebView2 enables Xbox app developers to use modern web APIs in their applications.
  • Better performance.
  • Better remote debugging experience.

The MakeCode Arcade Kiosk app on Xbox

Microsoft MakeCode is one of the first Xbox apps to use WebView2 in their production app. Microsoft MakeCode is a free online computing education platform that teaches kids to code and create their own video games. The new MakeCode Arcade Kiosk app is embedded in a WebView2 control when running on Xbox. Now, kids can create their own games and play them on an Xbox with their…

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