Play your Xbox One on a Windows 10 PC
Lewis Painter explains how you can use the Xbox app to play your Xbox One games on a PC
The Xbox app
The Xbox app is an integral part of the Windows 10 experience for gamers as it allows you to do a number of activities that, until now, were only able to be completed directly on an Xbox One. The Xbox app allows you to control the admin side of your Xbox Live account, as well as join parties via your PC to talk to your Xbox One comrades. Windows is even boasting cross-platform multiplayer for certain games, including the upcoming RPG Fable Legends and third-person shooter Gigantic.
You can also use the Xbox app as a remote control for your Xbox One, with a swipe gesture interface for touch enabled devices and a standard button layout for those of us who don’t have a touch-based input.
The Xbox app’s best feature is its ability to connect to and stream games directly from your Xbox One to your PC from anywhere in your world, as long as you have an active Wi-Fi connection. Simply plug your Xbox One controller into your PC/ laptop, connect to your Xbox and click ‘Stream’ to get going. With Xbox gaming now available on PC, it only makes sense to include a DVR – and that’s exactly what Microsoft has done. Now, you can quickly and easily record both gameplay videos and take screenshots while playing both Xbox and PC games.