22 Jan Windows 10 Xbox App To Be Released, Xbox One To PC Streaming Included

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PC to Xbox Streaming option being explored.

With Windows 10 coming soon to the marketplace, Microsoft is planning to introduce a brand new Xbox application to come with the new OS. Announced during the morning briefing today, Xbox Director Phil Spencer showcased a few new features that'd come with the Xbox app. 

The first major feature of the Windows 10 Xbox app is the ability to stream Xbox One Games to a Windows PC or tablet device via local Wi-Fi. Currently the streaming is working, but at a lower frame rate than the planned commercial release. "Right now in the labs it's 720p/30fps. We're looking at 1080p/30fps, 1080p/60fps and that is where a lot of what's your home network - is it wired? - will come in to effect," Xbox exec Mike Ybarra. "So really it will largely depend on the scenario in which someone's trying to play that." 

The company is also investigating the possibility of doing the reverse, streaming PC and tablet games to the Xbox One. "We're actively investigating that right now," Ybarra stated. "We don't have any further details to share, but it's something we're looking at." 

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