Browser and devices

Learn about the browsers and devices, from modern to told, that are supported by Metro, including known quirks and bugs for each.

Supported browsers

Metro supports the latest, stable releases of all major browsers and platforms. On Windows, we support Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge, IE10 supports partially.

Alternative browsers which use the latest version of WebKit, Blink, or Gecko, whether directly or via the platform’s web view API, are not explicitly supported. However, Metro should (in most cases) display and function correctly in these browsers as well. More specific support information is provided below.

Mobile devices

Generally speaking, Metro supports the latest versions of each major platform’s default browsers. Note that proxy browsers (such as Opera Mini, Opera Mobile’s Turbo mode, UC Browser Mini, Amazon Silk) are not supported.

Chrome Firefox Safari WebView Microsoft Edge
Windows 10 Mobile

WebView on Android supported from v5.0+

Desktop browsers

Similarly, the latest versions of most desktop browsers are supported.

Chrome Firefox IE Edge Opera Safari

Internet explorer on Windows supported from 11+

For Firefox, in addition to the latest normal stable release, we also support the latest Extended Support Release (ESR) version of Firefox.

Unofficially, Metro should look and behave well enough in Chromium and Chrome for Linux, Firefox for Linux, and Internet Explorer 9, though they are not officially supported.

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 11+ is supported, IE10 - partially, IE9 and down is not. Please be aware that some CSS3 properties and HTML5 elements are not fully supported in IE10. Visit Can I use… for details on browser support of CSS3 and HTML5 features.

If in your IE widgets are not initialized, you must include Observer polyfill.