youtube.com no longer works with Edgium

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In another case of what i’m sure is a “whoopie” at google as described by a former Mozilla engineer (https://twitter.com/johnath/status/1116871231792455686), 

Youtube now forces you to use the old design when you visit it in Edgium. 

It doesn’t matter that it’s a beta, the problem is that each time Google does a whoopsie, as explained by the Mozilla engineer, people ditch the browser.

Seriously. This is stupid.

Comments (6)

6 responses to “youtube.com no longer works with Edgium”

  1. Paul Thurrott

    We wrote about this earlier today.


    https://www.thurrott.com/google/207371/google-now-forces-microsoft-edge-preview-users-to-use-chrome-for-the-modern-youtube-experience


    And yes, it does matter that it's a preview (not even a beta). This is nothing to get excited over.

    • codymesh

      In reply to paul-thurrott:

      I think this is a bad take Paul. Blocking a browser in the first place should be the exception, not the norm. For a major site like Youtube to do this - especially on a browser that is basically identical to the one they make - is objectively bad. It's not like Youtube in particular has a good track record on this. I think this is not acceptable.


      Anyway. I'm sure Google will say otherwise and i'm sure this won't happen again....lol

  2. bbold

    Youtube.com opens for me using latest Dev version of Edgium, but of course it's the old design I'm familiar with. I also use MyTube, which is in the store and also amazing.

  3. Lordbaal

    Now it's back to the new UI. For now at least. That proves that it was all Google's fault, again, because Edge wasn't updated today.

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