Watch Mobile Games Streamed to Xbox One Thanks to The New and Wireless Display App in Action

on April 29, 2015 2:15 PM

Yesterday Microsoft released the Wireless Display app for Xbox One update preview members, and today we show you how it works.

The app lets you stream the screen of any Miracast enabled device (Android smartphone and tablets,  windows 8.1 and 10 PC and more) directly on Xbox One, and of course it’s extremely useful to play your favorite mobile games on a big screen. After all, they’re looking better and better, and some are definitely more enjoyable with more screen estate.

In order to give you an idea of how it works, what kind of lag it involves and how the games look, we filmed four different titles while using the app: Terra Battle, Warhammer 40,000: Carnage, Final Fantasy IV and Heartstone: Heroes of Warcraft.

I’ll spoil the video a little bit, and tell you that the app worked great with my old Nexus 4, connecting seamlessly and relatively quickly, displaying almost no lag. The games also looked great on the bigger monitor. Sound was also pretty good, even if it suffered from rare hiccups.

All in all, it’s definitely an enjoyable experience, and in my opinion, it can certainly make some mobile games that would probably fit better or just as well on consoles more pleasant to play.

Check the video below and judge for yourself. And yeah. I did buff an enemy minion in Heartstone. That’s what I get for not paying attention.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.