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New Microsoft App Enables the Xbox One to Play PC Games

New Microsoft App Enables the Xbox One to Play PC Games

by Aiman MaulanaMarch 15, 2019
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New Microsoft App Enables the Xbox One to Play PC Games

To further blur the lines between consoles and PC, Microsoft has released a new app that will allow you to play PC games on your Xbox One. However, keep in mind that you will need both of them for it to work.

The new Wireless Display app was released by Microsoft for the Xbox One which allows you to stream content that you have on your PC directly to your Xbox One to then view on your TV. While the Wireless Display app is for all purposes other than just gaming, it will stream anything that appears on your PC to the Xbox One. So if you want to open up your Steam library, launch a game, and play it through your Xbox One, you can do that. Anything you want to do on your PC is basically just mirrored through your Xbox One.

Best of all, the Wireless Display app allows you to control your inputs on the screen with your Xbox One controller. As of now though, keyboard and mouse support has yet to be integrated into the Wireless Display app on the console. Even though the the console has recently gained the keyboard and mouse support for certain games, the Wireless Display app only works with an actual controller for the moment. Still, maybe Microsoft could add the support for actual PC gaming peripherals in the future.

If you have both the console and a PC, you can go on ahead and try this out yourself. We’ve included a tweet from The Verge’s Tom Warren to serve as a guide on how to get this up and running at the top of this post.

Pokdepinion: Always wished that Xbox would lean more towards being a full-fledged mini-PC in the future rather than continue being its own platform. This is pretty close I suppose.

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Aiman Maulana
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