Chromium-based Edge browser will likely support 4K Netflix streaming


There’s some good news for avid Netflix watchers when it comes to Microsoft’s incoming Chromium-based Edge browser, as a tester who did a bit of digging found that it will seemingly support 4K streaming on the service.

This is according to an eagle-eyed Reddit denizen who spotted flags in the preview version of Chromium-based Edge to enable Widevine and PlayReady, the latter of which is the hardware-encoded DRM (antipiracy measures) needed to play 4K or Full HD content from Netflix (and indeed other streaming services).