Windows 10 is set to launch in just a few days, but ahead of that time Microsoft will be launching game streaming from the Xbox One to Windows 10 for all Xbox One owners with either a Windows 10 PC or tablet.

As part of the launch Microsoft will also be rolling out are features to the Xbox app for Windows 10 that will be rolled out over the next few days.

Game streaming on Xbox One first launched on the Xbox One preview program last month, but it is now available to anyone who has an Xbox One and a PC or tablet with Windows 10, allowing users to stream a number of games from their Xbox One to their Windows 10 device.

To get started you just need to load up your Xbox One, go to Settings > Preferences > Allow game streaming to other devices. Then you need to install the latest Xbox app on your Windows 10 device, load it up and then select Connect > + Add a device from the left hand side menu. Then to play a game just plug-in a wired Xbox 360 controller or Xbox One controller to your Windows 10 device and then select Play from Console to start streaming a game, you can also do this from the app by selecting your Xbox One and then Home > Game Streaming in the Xbox app.

In the Xbox app on Windows 10 there are a number of new features including a beta for party chat, allowing you to start a party chat or game chat with the friends you have on Xbox. There’s a new MY Games scream that will support automated discovery of Windows Store games so that games will be automatically be added to your collection. They are also available to add manually.

You will also find a new homesceen, a new profile page that allows you to customise your Avatar, change your gamertag, gamerpic, and user color, and update your name sharing setting, and a new share with friends feature that will allow you to upload local game clips and screenshots for Windows store games to your Xbox Live shared collection.

The Xbox Avatars app has also been updated to allow users to take a photo of their avatar and use it as a gamerpic.

To use the app now you need to be part of the Windows Insider Program with the latest version of Windows 10 (7.7.16004.00000 or higher), once Windows 10 launches on July 29th it will begin to be rolled out to everyone.

Microsoft also says that they will have more news about the Xbox at Gamescom in early August.

In the meantime you can find out more at the source link below.

Source: Major Nelson

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