Microsoft's Edge browser now officially supports Apple's M1 Macs

Edge on Mac
Edge on Mac (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Edge for Mac has now been updated to include support for Apple silicon.

Microsoft has now made the stable version of its Edge web browser available in both Intel and Apple silicon versions. Now, anyone who goes to download Edge for Mac (opens in new tab) will be prompted to select whether they want to download the Intel or "Apple chip" version of the browser.

Microsoft has been updating its browser to support Apple silicon for a few weeks with developer betas made available last month.

Edge Download Prompt

Edge Download Prompt (Image credit: iMore)

Microsoft Edge is a great alternative to Google Chrome for all kinds of reasons, not least the fact that it shouldn't come with any of the Google cruft that some believe could slow their Mac down. I've yet to download and try Edge myself, but my Windows-using friends seem pretty smitten with it. But they were pretty happy with Internet Explorer at one point in time so I'm taking that with a pinch of salt.

You can download Edge for Mac (opens in new tab) right now. It is, of course, free.

Oliver Haslam
Contributor

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.