Updated Xbox app for PCs to stream games via cloud or console

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Windows 10 or higher PCs can now stream Xbox games directly from the console or via the cloud thanks to a new update.

According to a Xbox thread post, this means that starting today (September 14), the Xbox app can support both “play Xbox Game Pass games from the cloud” and “play games directly from your console with Xbox Remote Play”.

This notably means that PCs that don’t have the specs for certain games can still run them through the Xbox app if your internet is good enough. Until now, Xbox Cloud Gaming was in beta on phones, tablets, and PCs through a browser link, but now it works right inside the app.

Xbox Game Pass. Credit: Microsoft

The post states that all players will need an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership and a compatible controller. Once the Xbox app is open, the “cloud gaming” button can be selected, where hundreds of games can be selected to play via streaming.

Playing from your console to PC is a little different, but it works with Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. Xbox calls it a “way to mirror your console gaming experience on another screen.”

Xbox Remote Play will allow games to stream in 1080p and up to 60fps, with select Xbox 360 and original Xbox games also available on PC through the service.

13 games are also coming to Xbox Game Pass during the rest of September, including Sable and Skatebird as day one titles. Other titles like Superliminal, Aragami 2 and Visually impaired will also come to Game Pass. With Drake Hollow, Ikenfell, night in the woods, Kathy Rain and Warhammer Vermintide II all leave the service on September 30.

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