Windows 10 Xbox App Updated, Brings 1080p/60fps Game Streaming And More

Gaming / PC / Xbox

Last week we showed you how to enable the “Very high” game streaming option in the Windows 10 Xbox App. Today Microsoft is rolling out an update to the app that includes this setting and a few other goodies.

Check out the video below for an overview of the updates including comparing achievements, changes to the My Games section, and making it easier to send friends party invites and messages.

In case you didn’t watch the video above, or prefer to read about the changes, read on.

1080p/60fps Game Streaming

Arguably the biggest update is the (official) addition of 1080p/60fps game streaming from your Xbox One to your Windows 10 machine. As we previously mentioned, this will probably work best when connected on a wired network. To enable full HD game streaming, open the Xbox App, go to Settings > Game Streaming and set the video encoding option to “Very High” to stream at 1080p/60fps.

Right Click To Send Message

This might seem like a no brainer but you can now right click on one of your friends in your friends list to send a message invite to a party.

Notifications

In the updated version you can choose to enable or disable notifications for when you are invited to a party or multiplayer game. To do so, select Settings > General > Party & Games.

Compare Achievements

Who doesn’t like competition? Achievements help facilitate that, and now you can select Achievements > Compare from a Game Hub page to compare your achievement progress for that game against that of your friends.

My Games

A couple of updates to the My Games section including adding a grid view with a jump list and help link to assist you with adding your other games from your PC to the Xbox App which will make it easier to have one stop access to all your games.

The update is rolling out today, to be sure you have the new version you can verify you are running version 8.8.6000.00000 or higher under Settings > General.

What do you think about the updates to the Windows 10 Xbox App? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

Source: Major Nelson
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