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New Xbox on Windows 10 Features Previewed

One of the more interesting things that Microsoft showed off during June at the E3 show, was the Xbox app on Windows 10. Some of the features have been shown off, but not quite all of them. On Tuesday, Microsft lifted the curtain on a few more features, and shows why Xbox on Windows 10 looks amazingly good.

The ability to have Xbox One games play Xbox 360 games caught a lot of attention, but so did game streaming from the Xbox One to a Windows 10 PC. But, the new features that will be shown off as Windows 10 reaches a final date, show why Windows 10 is becoming a multimedia powerhouse with gamers.

Microsoft Updates Xbox On Windows 10 App With New Features

Games, Hubs and Features

In the Xbox on Windows 10 app, a number of features are being unveiled. First is the my games feature, and all games installed wll appear under the my games list. This also includes recently played games as well. Local PC games can also be launched from it game hub, and the game hub will allow for playing from the console as well.

Users will also be able to share achievements to their activity feed and showcase them like the Xbox One. The Avatars app on Windows 10 has been renamed Xbox Avatars, and a take a photo feature has been introduced. Lastly, in the preview mode, users can sign into Xbox on Windows 10 with any account, or create a new one.

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Xbox One Preview and Requirements

Microsoft is continuing to court feedback on the two Xbox One features shown off in preview during June. These include the Xbox One Backward Compatibility and the game streaming. Microsoft is testing Miracast functionality in the Wireless Display App, and realizes bugs exist with this so far.

Users will need the Build 10158 of Windows 10 installed on their PC to enjoy the new features. The XBox on Windows 10 should appear and update to the newest version, which is 6.6.27004.00000 or higher. Under settings, users can see what version they are running if they desire.

Xbox on Windows 10 is looking pretty slick. If you are anxious, try it out and let us know your thoughts.

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Published: Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 Last Modified: July 1, 2015

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