The launch date for Windows 10 is coming up pretty quickly now; in less than two weeks Microsoft’s new operating system will be publicly available for all legitimate Windows 7 and 8 users to upgrade to for free.
There are already some users who are using an early version of Windows 10 and all Xbox One owners using an early version can now stream their games to a Windows 10 device.
This function was revealed earlier this year at a special Windows 10 event and revealed that any Xbox One game can be streamed over a local network connection to a Windows 10 device such as a PC or tablet.
In June this feature was enabled for Xbox One preview program members but now it is available to everyone with Windows 10 installed. If you have a Xbox One and are using a Windows 10 device you can start streaming immediately by following these 5 steps:
- Start up your Xbox One and go to the Preferences area of the settings menu and enable “Allow game streaming to other devices” option
- Install the newest Xbox app version on the Window 10 device you’re streaming to; if you already have it installed make sure it’s the most recent version
- Inside the Xbox app go to the Connect menu and select “Add a device” then connect the console
- Connect a wired Xbox One or Xbox 360 controller to the Windows 10 device
- Go to the Home menu, choose the game you want to play and choose Play From Console
If you don’t want to do step 5 then simply go to the Game Steaming section of the Home menu which will allow you to control your Xbox One directly from the Windows 10 device.
When streaming the Xbox One is in use and a notification will appear on the system to alert you that it has begun and it will look as if you are using the console on the TV it’s currently plugged into.
Windows 10 will be launched July 29th and will be available as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8 users.