Steaming from Xbox One to Windows 10 now available Other features in Windows app soon to follow

Screenshot of the Xbox App for Windows 10
Screenshot of the Xbox App for Windows 10

­­­­­­­As of Friday July 17, Xbox One users can now stream their games to play on Windows 10 PCs and tablets.

In a post on Xbox Wire, spokesperson Larry Hryb, aka Major Nelson, detailed feature updates coming to the Xbox App on Windows 10. The game streaming component is available to all Xbox One users, having previously been in preview. This was one of many functions coming to the app in the next few days.

Many of the extra features added to the Xbox App revolve around social use. Among these is party chat, which will allow Windows 10 users to start or take part in group audio calls. A share function coming in a later build will allow users to upload screenshots and game clips through the app, which friends can then view. The update also includes Xbox Avatars and gamerpic profile icon options.

Other changes include additional functions on the Home screen to accommodate the new streaming function as well as a list of recently played games. The My Games menu will now include games from the Windows store as well. Future changes will allow users to set PC games to their list, which may imply inclusion of games outside of the Windows store.

Hryb also spoke of a “Day One Experience” for Windows users who are “new to the Xbox ecosystem”. This will allow them to create new accounts and to use the Xbox services, even without an Xbox console.

The game streaming ability is not turned on by default and must be set up on both the Xbox and a Windows 10 device. On the Xbox, go to the Settings menu under Preferences. On the Windows 10 device, users add a console via the Connect menu in the Xbox app. Game streaming requires an Xbox 360 or Xbox One controller.

The update will show in the Windows Store as version 7.7.16004.00000. Windows 10 devices will require an update to Build 10240. The release version of Windows 10 will be available on July 29.

Source: Xbox Wire

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