Microsoft's Edge browser will support Google's VP9 format

We reported last week that Google's open source and royalty free video format "WebM" would be making its way to Microsoft's Edge browser at some point in the near future. This week we have received news that Microsoft's latest browser will gain support for VP9 soon.

Although it is unclear when exactly this will occur, Microsoft has made it official that VP9 will arrive on its browser in an upcoming Insider update. For those unaware, VP9 is a video coding format developed by Google. It is an important codec because it offers efficient compression that can be used for 4K streaming.

Although VP9 support is not currently available on Windows 10, Microsoft has stated that it will make its way to the Operating System via a future Insider Preview build. For those curious, be sure to sign up for the Insider program to receive the latest builds of Windows 10. Windows 10 is available as a free update for those who have a valid copy of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1.

Source: Microsoft

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