Streaming music might be one of the most common uses of modern browsers today. Websites such as Pandora, Spotify, SoundCloud, and others (rest in peace GrooveShark) exist to stream music, podcasts, or other audio to their users. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has developed standards for how audio should be delivered via the web and Microsoft Edge will be targeted those standards when they developed the audio streaming stack in the Edge browser.
A recent blog post details how Edge will support gapless looping of audio, room effects, user media capture, visualizing the audio signal, and more. The team working on Edge has been building the browser most users have come to expect when trying to access more and more content via browsers. A strong audio stack plays a vital role in so many different web usage cases such as streaming audio, gaming, and real time communications. Microsoft wants consumers to love Windows 10 and the included browser will play a big role in how users perceive the new operating system.Further reading: Microsoft, Microsoft Edge, Windows 10