Xbox One can now stream games to Windows 10 Preview

By Scorpus
Jun 16, 2015
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    Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will be able to stream games from an Xbox One over a local network. Starting today, if you so happen to be running the Windows 10 Insider Preview and have an Xbox One lying around, you'll be able to test Xbox to Windows game streaming for yourself.

    To get streaming, you'll need to be a member of the Xbox One preview program and have the same account set up on your Xbox and on your PC. Then you'll need to enable game streaming on your Xbox One running the latest preview OS, which will allow you to connect to a game through the Xbox on Windows 10 app on your PC.

    Microsoft has full instructions for how to set up Xbox One to Windows 10 game streaming right here.

    The company has also listed some interesting details relating to this Xbox One game streaming functionality. First of all, pretty much every game will be supported, except those that require Kinect or other "special" hardware. For games that meet the requirements, you'll need to plug in a controller to play, as keyboard and mouse inputs are not supported.

    When you get a game up and running, most of the game's features will work as intended, including online multiplayer (so long as you have Xbox Live Gold) and voice chat. However, Xbox-specific features including Twitch streaming and GameDVR will be disabled, due to "technical constraints".

    Finally, publishers will "have the right to opt out" of Xbox One to Windows 10 game streaming, however at this stage no company has explicitly opted out of the program.

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  2. deemon

    deemon TS Booster Posts: 199   +46

    So essentially you can turn your powerful desktop into ....a overpriced steam link?
  3. Teko03

    Teko03 TS Maniac Posts: 304   +105

    You'll also be able to stream to tablets. An it's more about being able to play your XBOX One games when the TV is in use by some one else or in another room for whatever reason there may be....not just playing XBOX games on the PC for the sake of doing so.
    spectrenad likes this.
  4. sadman3

    sadman3 TS Enthusiast Posts: 126

    Wow, thats cool. since when did this functionality start. Xbox really fighting to stay in the competitive market . lol
  5. spectrenad

    spectrenad TS Rookie Posts: 97   +18

    at 1st I was like "why would anyone want to stream from a tv to a monitor", but you got a good point there. also, I wonder if it would work on a distant computer (gaming at work?? lol).
  6. I can barely contain my excitem.... ZZzzzzzzzzz
  7. Teko03

    Teko03 TS Maniac Posts: 304   +105

    It's a private network feature, works over LAN, not Internet.
  8. spectrenad

    spectrenad TS Rookie Posts: 97   +18

    indeed, I read the article again. makes more sense tho.

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