Game Streaming for Xbox One to Windows 10 Available Now, Improved Xbox App Coming Soon
With the launch of Windows 10 looming, Microsoft has announced that one significant feature, game streaming from your Xbox One to Windows 10 devices, is now available for anyone to try out. Previously only preview members could use this feature, but now anyone with the proper devices and network can stream their Xbox One games to a Windows 10 PC or tablet that has the Xbox App.
Another Xbox App feature is party chat. Once the app officially launches alongside Windows 10 on July 29, players on Xbox One can chat with users on Windows 10 devices. Your game collection on the Xbox App will also be updated automatically, pulling from Windows Store games and “older non-Windows store PC games.” Whether this is referring to Steam has yet to be determined. Home and Profile have been updated to make accessing options and changing your avatar easier. Users can take an Avatar photo to use as their gamerpic, choosing the frame of an animation and background to use. You’ll also be able to upload gameplay clips through the Xbox App. Lastly Microsoft is promising a “Day One Experience” where PC owners who do not yet have an Xbox account can get set up and started as soon as Windows 10 launches on July 29, 2015.