Microsoft has finally fixed a long-standing issue in its Edge browser, where it would freeze at random times when a video was playing on YouTube.
Even though the browser works through Google’s Chromium engine, Microsoft has developed its own version for Edge, which is why some bugs like this appear here and not in Google’s Chrome browser.
This issue has been rampant over the past month, with only YouTube affected, not other video sites like Vimeo, or even Netflix and BBC iPlayer.
What was the problem?
According to a Reddit post, the entire browser freezes as soon as a video on YouTube starts playing or is replaced with a full screen view.
At worst, it would crash the Edge browser, forcing you to close it through Task Manager and restore your tabs.
This issue is found in the official build of version 90.0.818.46 released on April 22, 2021.
How to update
Even though the latest version is version 90.0.818.62, it does not fix the YouTube issue. A representative from the Edge team recommended updating to the Canary Channel, the preview version of Microsoft’s browser. Insider site if you have constant problems when trying to watch a video.
The official version of Edge is typically released every six weeks, so the patch will likely get there by the end of the month.
Via Laptop Mag