Party chat is coming to the Xbox One app for Windows 10

In addition to game streaming, Microsoft is beefing up other aspects of the Xbox app for Windows 10. You will also use this to connect your Xbox One (or Xbox 360) controller to the computer or tablet. After all that tweaking, tinkering and number crunching, you’ll be able to begin streaming your Xbox One games to PC.


To turn on the streaming, on your Xbox One select “Allow streaming to other devices” in preferences which will give permission. This came Microsoft’s own Aaron Greenberg, who had announced via Twitter that the Xbox One had actually outsold the PS4 during the aforementioned time period, Game Rant reported. Games can be launched quickly using “Recently Played” as well.

The Xbox App is also getting upgrades as far as the social & gaming features are concerned. Microsoft can pull Windows 10 users into the Xbox ecosystem, which should hopefully translate to console sales.

If you’re ready to discover what the PCMag staff considers the best Xbox One games, click through the slideshow. If a game is not automatically added, users can manually add it to a collection by selecting My games > Add a game from your PC.

The updated app will automatically detect Windows Store games and list them them in the “My Games” tab. Also good news? Game streaming is exiting preview.

Profile – Avatar or gamerpic can be updated here, which will be viewable to your friend.

Local game clips and images can be uploaded from the PC to the shared collection on Xbox Live.

Xbox Avatars – “Take a photo” feature has been added. Which is awesome, and it might finally convince me to buy a new Xbox. Click the connect icon after scrolling down the left hand menu. Once you’ve done this, it will install the latest version of the Xbox app on your PC or tablet. However, as per some reports, users may have to go into the Settings menu of the Xbox app and ensure that they have version 7.7.16004.00000 or higher.


Microsoft Groove 4 will also offer the possibility of uploading songs from your device to the internet on a cloud-based service, so that you can listen to them on multiple devices. We look forward to sharing more exciting Xbox news with you at gamescom in early August. There are several ideas on Xbox Feedback that inspired this change, but this idea with over 2,100 votes and the various comments from fans drove the team to deliver this as a new feature this month.

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