youtube.com no longer works with Edgium

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.

Conversation 6 comments

  • Paul Thurrott

    Premium Member
    28 May, 2019 - 3:44 pm

    <p>We wrote about this earlier today.</p><p><br></p><p>https://www.thurrott.com/google/207371/google-now-forces-microsoft-edge-preview-users-to-use-chrome-for-the-modern-youtube-experience</p><p><br></p><p>And yes, it does matter that it's a preview (not even a beta). This is nothing to get excited over.</p>

    • codymesh

      28 May, 2019 - 8:44 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#431059">In reply to paul-thurrott:</a></em></blockquote><p>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.</p><p><br></p><p>Anyway. I'm sure Google will say otherwise and i'm sure this won't happen again….lol</p>

      • Lordbaal

        29 May, 2019 - 9:56 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#431171">In reply to codymesh:</a></em></blockquote><p>If Microsoft blocked Chrome from accessing microsoft's site with the new layout, he would be complaining.</p><p>But now he's giving Google a pass.</p>

  • bbold

    28 May, 2019 - 4:01 pm

    <p>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.</p>

  • Lordbaal

    29 May, 2019 - 1:04 pm

    <p>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.</p>

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