Google Chrome BLOW – Rival internet browser gets great new feature

Google Chrome has been dealt a blow by rival internet browser Microsoft Edge who has secured a great new feature for its users.

Google Chrome is easily the world’s most popular browser, with a staggering 58.83 per cent market share, according to

Its nearest challenges are Mozilla’s Firefox and then Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, with a 13.54 per cent and 13.13 per cent share respectively.

Behind those browsers is Microsoft Edge, which is bundled with the Redmond based tech giant’s most recent operating system Windows 10.

And as Microsoft try to tempt more people to use their Edge browser, the firm has secured a major coup over Google Chrome.

It’s been revealed today that video streaming giant Netflix will be bringing HDR support to Windows 10.

However, this at the moment is just on the Microsoft Edge browser and the Netflix app.

Revealing the news today in a blog post, Netflix said: “We are thrilled to announce the addition of High Dynamic Range (HDR) support on Windows 10 for both the Edge browser and the Netflix app. 

“With this update, Netflix members who have a supported device and a premium plan can enjoy amazing Netflix movies and shows in HDR.”

While Microsoft Edge is the only browser listed as supporting Netflix HDR on Windows 10, it looks like other browsers could get this feature next year.

Netflix added: “With HDR enabled, fans can immerse themselves in the delicious colours of Chef’s Table, the terrifying depths of the Upside Down in Stranger Things 2, and enjoy the upcoming Netflix film Bright starring Will Smith. 

“And this is just the beginning! Today, we have over 200 hours of HDR entertainment, and in 2018 even more HDR PCs will enter the market and support the growing number of Netflix originals.”

The news comes after Google pushed-out a new beta version of Chrome which includes one of the most requested features. 

Chrome developers this month announced the newest Chrome update, Chrome 64 Beta, will enable users to mute annoying autoplay videos.

To use the new feature, click on the green lock icon next to the URL on the webpage you’re hoping to mute. This will summon a new menu.

Next to the sound icon, change the dropdown from Allow (Default) to Always Block On This Site.

After the change, the offending website will never be able to bombard you with audio from an autoplay video again.

Google has also increased the strength of its in-built Ad Blocker, which should now prevent pop-ups that disguise “close” buttons – making them hard to locate.

Third-party video hosting webpages that disguise ad buttons as “play” symbols will also be affected by the changes.

These changes are some of the most requested by Google Chrome users, the developers behind the update have revealed.

According to Google, “1 out of every 5 user feedback reports submitted on Chrome for desktop mention some type of unwanted content.”