Google fix for Edge Insider problem with YouTube coming “shortly”

Kip Kniskern

Yesterday, users noticed that the new interface had stopped working in Edge Insider builds, replaced instead with a warning to switch to Google Chrome. The site had worked on Edge Insider previously, and a bit of sleuthing showed that a new flag in the YouTube JavaScript pushed the new Chromium based Edge into a blacklisted state:

Changing the user agent string to something other than “edg” was a temporary workaround, but now today an Engineering Manager at Google Chrome notes that a fix is coming shortly:

Why Google needed it brought to their attention something that at least seems intentional we’ll leave for another day, but for now, you’ll soon be able to check out your favorite YouTube videos using the latest interface once again on Edge Insider.