Record games with Game DVR in Win­dows 10

Tech Advisor - - HOW TO -

Jim Martin re­veals how to use Game DVR and the Game Bar – both part of the Xbox app

We’re big fans of Win­dows 10. The in­ter­face tweaks and new fea­tures – plus the free up­grade for most users – make up­grad­ing to the op­er­at­ing sys­tem a no-brainer. One of the new fea­tures lets you record any game you play in Win­dows and take screen­shots.

There’s cur­rently no way to upload it di­rectly to YouTube or any other video-host­ing site, nor to stream your games live to the in­ter­net. To do that you’ll need a third-party app such as Twitch.

Game DVR works in a sim­i­lar way to the same fea­ture on the Xbox One. On the con­sole, you dou­ble-tap the Xbox but­ton to bring up an over­lay, which also lets you press the ‘X’ but­ton to record the past 30 sec­onds of game­play, since the Xbox One is al­ways record­ing what you’re play­ing. It’s ideal for cap­tur­ing some­thing in­ter­est­ing that just hap­pened.

With Win­dows 10, you get a new app called Xbox. This lets you check on your achieve­ments when you’re logged in with the same ID you use on your Xbox, as well as mes­sage friends. It also houses Game DVR where you can find screen­shots and video clips from both your Xbox One and games you’ve played on your Win­dows 10 ma­chine, be that a tablet, lap­top or PC.

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