Windows 11 comes with a built-in Xbox app so you can easily access Game Pass and xCloud, according to Microsoft.

Windows 11 just crashed today because now we know what to expect. It will be a free update to Windows 10, so you won’t have to worry about grabbing a fresh install file, and it will bring many features launched on Xbox Series X|S like Auto- HDR and DirectStorage for faster loading times. And of course, Windows 11 will maintain the “widest hardware support in the world”.

But the coolest thing about Windows 11? It will come with a built-in Xbox app so you can have quick and easy access to Xbox Game Pass.

Xbox Wire hasn’t shown the exact app in action, but we assume it will generally look like your Xbox Series X|S home screen, only in a window. You’ll get access to a “library of over 100 high-quality PC games across all genres,” including a bunch of new Bethesda games just announced at E3 and a brand new first-party title every quarter, like Halo Infinite, Twelve Minutes and Age of Empires IV.

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Even better, if you have an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, the Xbox app will allow you to play Xbox Cloud Gaming directly with no browser required. In the future, you’ll even be able to stream to your TV and use Cloud Gaming on Xbox One, meaning you’ll be able to get next-gen games with just a fast internet connection.

You’ll also be able to install and use Android apps on Windows 11, which means Google and Microsoft are really teaming up. Android apps will appear as icons on your desktop, and they’ll launch exactly the same as your phone.

Windows 11 will arrive as a free Windows 10 online update. Microsoft hasn’t said when the rollout will begin, but expect to get a notification very soon and allow around an hour for your computer to install. the update. (depending on your machine specs, of course).


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