Microsoft has released a new Xbox app update that lets you stream Xbox Series X|S to your Windows PC.
While the new update lets you stream Xbox Series X to your gaming PC, the Xbox app for PC has also been updated to allow users direct access to console titles via Xbox Cloud Gaming . It also means you can access classic Xbox and Xbox 360 games on your PC, via streaming.
It’s worth pointing out that Xbox gamers were able to stream their Xbox One to a Windows PC the same way, but the new Xbox Series X|S feature lets you stream games to your PC at 1080p and 60 frames per second.
A similar streaming feature has already been tested on the yet to be released Steam Deck, where Xbox boss Phil Spencer noted that xCloud streaming worked well on the laptop.
Here is an overview of the new update and its features:
Play Xbox Game Pass games from the cloud
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members in 22 countries can now play Game Pass games directly from the cloud in the Xbox app on Windows 10 PCs. Game Pass members enjoy Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) through a browser on their phones, tablets and PCs and can now enjoy all the benefits of cloud gaming right from the Xbox app.
Cloud gaming is ideal for those who want to jump into a Game Pass game quickly, either to continue playing a campaign you’ve been working on when you have a few free minutes, or to try something completely new before deciding if you want to. want to download it to your console.
To access games from the cloud on your Windows 10 PC, all you need is an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription and a compatible controller. Open the Xbox app, click the “cloud gaming” button, and select from hundreds of games in your Game Pass library, including sea of thieves and Mystto start playing immediately.
We’ve also added new features to help you get started, including easy-to-access controller and network status information, game bar integration, social features to keep in touch with your friends, and the ability to invite people – even those who also play on the cloud – to join you in a game.
Play games from your home console
Xbox Remote Play lets you play games from your Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, or any generation Xbox One on your Windows 10 PC over the internet – from your home network or anywhere else! It’s essentially a way to mirror your console gaming experience on another screen: browse and play your full catalog of games, change settings, interact with your friends – your games are all there. Starting today, you can access the Xbox Remote Play feature in the Xbox app on Windows 10 PCs.
This is the first time we’ve enabled Xbox Remote Play on PC for Xbox Series X|S owners. We’ve also made additional upgrades over previous versions of Remote Play, such as general stability updates, allowing games to stream at 1080p at up to 60fps, and adding the ability to play at some Xbox 360 and Xbox Original games, which has been one of the most requested features.
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