The New Microsoft Edge Could Get 4K Netflix Streaming

first_imgMicrosoft announced back in November 2018 that the next version of its Edge browser would be powered by Chromium, the open-source version of Google Chrome. Now it’s revealed a potential secret weapon in the fight for web browser supremacy – 4K Netflix streaming.Credit: Diabluses/ShutterstockMacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/microsoft-edge-4k-netflix-streaming?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 A Reddit user (via TechRadar) posted on the r/windows10 subreddit showing that they had found options in the in-development version of Edge that enable WideVine and PlayReady. These are two pieces of digital rights management (DRM) software, with PlayReady being the one which enables 1080p and 4K video to be played on the browsers it’s part of.Chrome can only display videos from Netflix in 720p, the same as Firefox. Meanwhile, the current version of Edge, Apple’s Safari, or even Microsoft’s old much maligned browser Internet Explorer, are 1080p capable, but are vastly less popular.If and when the new version of Edge appears with these capabilities, you will need the right hardware to use it. For PCs, you need a Kaby Lake processor or newer (Kaby Lake was first released in 2016), and a 1000 series or newer GeForce graphics card.The advantage of using Chromium as a base rather than a rendering engine of Microsoft’s own design is that currently web developers primarily design for Chrome. With less effort required to convert their work, Edge will be able to benefit from almost everything that Chrome does.From what we’ve seen so far of the upcoming browser, it’s powerful and easy to use. Whenever it releases to the public, it might at last be the fabled worthy opponent to Chrome’s years-long dominance.The Best Laptops for Every Need by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndo247 SportsThe Highest-Paid NBA Players In 2019, Ranked247 SportsUndoAdvertisementlast_img read more