It used to be that if you wanted to stream Xbox One games to your computer, you had to own a Windows 10 PC. But thanks to a new macOS app called OneCast, that’s no longer a Windows 10 exclusive. Though Windows 10 users did get to enjoy the exclusivity since 2015 through the Xbox app.
While PlayStation 4 gamers have had the ability to stream to macOS thanks to the official Remote Play, Microsoft hasn’t come out with an official app. That’s right, OneCast isn’t an officially Microsoft sanctioned app. Even so, the developers figured out how to get the console streaming onto your favorite Mac.
The app is normally $20, but it’s currently on sale for $10. If you’re not dead set on buying it, or if you’re a try-before-you-buy kind of person, there’s also a 14-day free trial. For the sale price, however, you get a decent number of features for your money.
OneCast states that it supports 1080p video and on top of that, it offers easy setup and low latency for little lag. Not only that, but with some manual configuring, you’ll be able to also play Xbox One games over the internet — something the Windows 10 Xbox app can’t yet do. You can also play in fullscreen or windowed modes. Whether it’s connected to Bluetooth or USB, you’ll be able to use the Xbox One’s wireless controller.
Microsoft hasn’t given the green light on the app, so there’s a chance it could be removed. That, or it could be picked up by Microsoft. Of course, that may be wishful thinking for this Xbox One gaming Mac user. Microsoft has yet to comment on the app, but we’ll be sure to update you when it does.
Last Updated on February 28, 2018.