A new update launched today for Windows 10 PCs allowing for live streaming of console games from the Xbox App. Ultimate Game Pass subscribers can now stream their console games directly on PC, and no downloads are required.
While this seems like a simple update that should probably come sooner than now, it’s an important update for PC owners. Since players will be able to stream games, those who don’t own the fastest and most powerful computers can still play highly technical games.
The only things required are the Ultimate Game Pass and the console, which is a significantly lower asking price than an improved PC. This will give gamers more access to try out games they don’t have on their PC. While streaming games to various gaming platforms is still in its infancy, Microsoft is showing the world how far this can go.
Earlier this summer, Microsoft announced that it was planning to add an Xbox App to smart TVs, allowing players to stream Xbox games directly to their TVs. This coupled with Windows 10 streaming shows that Microsoft is investing in giving players a lot of options to play Xbox games. This means that players who initially think there is no way to play the latest games may soon realize that they will have many options.
Cloud streaming to the Xbox App on Windows 10 is only available for Game Pass games. Other downloaded games on the console can still be streamed but must use the Remote Play App.