Xbox app now allows PC users to stream games from cloud and consoles

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Microsoft has introduced two new ways for PC users to play Xbox games remotely.

Following the latest updates to the Xbox app, Windows 10 PC users can stream Xbox Game Pass titles from the cloud and stream games from their home consoles.

“With these new updates, you can now play some of your favorite console titles on a wide range of PCs, even those that do not have the specifications required for certain PC titles,” Microsoft said.

Xbox Cloud Gaming on Windows PC through the Xbox app was first made available in August to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers enrolled in the Xbox Insider program. It’s now available to all Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members in 22 countries.

To access the service, PC owners must connect a compatible controller via Bluetooth or USB. Once the Xbox app has launched, users can select the “cloud play” button and choose a Game Pass title to start playing.

Microsoft has also enabled remote play in the Xbox app, allowing users to stream Xbox Series X / S and Xbox One consoles to PCs.

New stability updates allow games to stream in 1080p at up to 60 fps, and add the ability to play certain original Xbox 360 and Xbox games, which Microsoft has called “one of the most requested features.” .

Xbox Cloud Gaming was made available to all Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers on PC and iOS through web browsers in June.

Microsoft plans to offer Xbox One users the ability to play Xbox Series X / S games later this year when Xbox Cloud Gaming hits consoles. Xbox console game streaming kicks off this holiday, with testing scheduled to take place in the fall.

Earlier today, Microsoft dated 13 new titles coming to Xbox Game Pass for console, PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming, including Lemnis Gate, Sable, Aragami 2, and Subnautica: Below Zero.

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