Windows 10 Xbox App Gets New Functionality And Features

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 Xbox app is receiving an update as part of an effort to deliver new functionality to the app on a monthly basis. Those who have the Windows 10 Technical Preview installed can install the Xbox app from the Store within Windows 10. If you have the app already installed, it will be updated to version 3.3.4004.00000 or higher once it is available later today.

So what’s new with the Xbox app in March? For starters, a feature that I have been waiting a long time for – the ability to not only view game clips created on the Xbox One, but also being able to finally download game clips from Xbox Live directly to my PC. Given Microsoft’s goal for cross-platform play and Xbox One streaming it’s no surprise that this feature was implemented.

Other more social features include the ability to like comments and delete your activity feed posts, find friends easier by gamertag or real name, search by game title to see if your friends are playing that game, and changes to the profile header to show more information on the screen.

Users of the app will also be able to connect to their Xbox One through the app and remotely control it using a virtual game controller from within the Xbox app. You’ll also be able to access and control OneGuide to change channels, manage volume, or access your DVR. Improved changing window sizing and the ability to see all your recently played Xbox Live games, whether they be Windows 10, Xbox One, Xbox 360, or Windows Phone games has been added.

Xbox has also added a new Xbox on Windows 10 sub-forum on the Xbox Feedback site to submit ideas, feedback, and vote on other suggestions for future updates.

Check out the video below as Larry Hryb, a.k.a. Major Nelson, walks us through the new features coming to the Windows 10 Xbox app.

Are you excited about the new features to the Windows 10 Xbox App and Microsoft’s new focus on cross-platform gaming? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook!

  Source: Xbox Wire
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