New Windows 10 Xbox App Delivers 1080p Game Streaming and More

A busy week of updates over at Microsoft HQ! Alongside yesterday’s new Windows 10 build release, the company unveiled an update to the Windows 10 Xbox app, which is now available to download.

The new release delivers a quality enhancement for Xbox game streaming to Windows 10. With the right network conditions – a wired network or high speed/high quality wireless setup – games can be streamed in full 1080p high-definition quality.

Other enhancements include:

  • Right Click – You can now right-click on one of your friends and selectSend Message or Invite to Party to more quickly connect with your friends.
  • Notifications – Starting today, you can enable or disable notifications for when you are invited to a party or a multiplayer game via Settings > General > Party & Games Invitations.
  • Recently Played – Now you will see an animated display alternately showing you how many friends have played each game along with the four most recent players. The display will then switch to show a second tile with your last played date, Gamerscore and Achievements percentage complete. If you click on the game, it will take you to the Game Hub, where you can see a list of all of your friends who have played the game sorted by most recently played along with their online status.
  • Compare Achievements with a Friend – From a Game Hub page, selectAchievements > Compare at the top right above the list of all of the achievements to compare your achievement status with one of your friends who has played the game.
  • My Games – We updated My Games to support a grid view with a jump list, where your games are now displayed in a grid sorted alphabetically. If you click on a letter, you can collapse the list and then select a specific letter of the alphabet to more quickly find a game. The list of games that are automatically discovered has been updated as well.
  • Add Games – The ability to manually add games to your collection that have a link in the Start Menu by selecting My Games > Add a game from your PC has been updated with a help link to help people add games to their collection.

This update for the Xbox app on Windows 10 also addresses some issues around sign-in, localization and game streaming reported by a subset of Windows 10 users.

Check out the release in this preview video from the Xbox team:

More: Xbox Wire


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