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Game Streaming is live for all Xbox One Owners with a Windows 10 PC

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With Windows 10 launching on July 29th, game streaming has been enabled for all Xbox One owners with a Windows 10 PC or tablet. This also comes with new features to the Xbox One App. Over the next few days, the Xbox One app for Windows 10 will be updated with the new features listed below.

  • Party Chat – Above the Friends list is a new option labeled Start a party (beta). This enables you to start a party chat with your Xbox friends across Xbox One and the Xbox App on Windows 10. Press ‘+’ to invite friends, and simply click on your friends to invite them to an online party.
  • My Games – The app will support automated discovery of Windows Store games and a large number of older non-Windows store PC games so they get added automatically to your game collection within the Xbox app upon first launch. If a game is not automatically added, you can manually add it to your collection by selecting My games > Add a game from your PC. The Xbox team will continue to add non-Windows store games to a service-side list, so that automated discovery will improve over time.
  • Home – We updated Home to enable easy access to Game streaming and allow quick launch of a game from the Recently played list. Also, there is an updated Featured games section on the home screen below your recently played list, which lets you discover and install new and popular games available from the Windows store.
  • Profile – You can choose to use your Avatar or gamerpic to be displayed to your Friends. Additionally, you can easily customize your Avatar, change your gamertag, gamerpic, and user color, and update your name sharing settings in one place under Customize.
  • Share with your friends – Coming in the July release, you can upload your local game clips and screenshots for Windows store games to your shared collection on Xbox Live. Go to Game DVR > On this PC > Share to upload your local clips and screenshots and have them appear on your Activity Feed. You can capture game clips and screenshots for non-Windows Store games and access them via Game DVR > On this PC > Open folder.
  • Xbox Avatars – We are updating the Avatars app, so you can use the “Take a photo” feature and save a specific Avatar photo as your gamerpic. There are several ideas on Xbox Feedback that inspired this change, but this idea with over 2,100 votes and the various comments from fans drove the team to deliver this as a new feature this month. Time to head to the Avatar photo booth, select a post or a frame of animation, select a background, and select Picture size > gamepic. Then click the camera icon, and select Save as gamerpic to make your new pic visible across Xbox on Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One.
  • Day One Experience – For PC owners that are new to the Xbox ecosystem, we are adding a feature to the Xbox app to help you create a new account, get a gamertag, and then land in a basic user experience that helps you get started finding games, earning achievements and using your activity feed.

Source: VG247

 

 


  • JaxonH

    Xbox is really stepping it up. Props to Phil Spencer and the amazing job he’s done turning things around. I don’t have much use for this even as an Xbox One owner but it’s still nice for those who do.

  • Guidosaur

    But I own a (soon to be) Windows 10 PC, which is exactly the reason I don’t have any use for my Xbox until Halo 5 comes out lol. I just want to play Halo 5 with mouse and keyboard, is that too much to ask?

    • JaxonH

      Give Ori and the Blind Forest a go. It’s the best game on the system (even just $15 still the best). Also Forza Horizon 2 rivals Mario Kart in my opinion. I thought I would hate it because I always hate realistic racing games, but this one is more like an arcade racer that just happens to have realistic graphics. The controls are amazing in the cross country courses are gorgeous. And finally, Halo Master Chief as for solid campaigns, although you sound like a Halo fan so you’ve probably already played them. Oh, Sunset Overdrive was kinda fun too.