How to Stream Xbox One Games to a Windows 10 PC

How to Stream Xbox One Games to a Windows 10 PC.

Source: How to Stream Xbox One Games to a Windows 10 PC – IGN


Anyone try this yet?

11 Responses to How to Stream Xbox One Games to a Windows 10 PC

  1. Greylock3491 says:

    So I installed Win10 on my inexpensive netbook yesterday.

    My netbook only was $350 (Lenovo G50 w i3) and struggles with multi tab wed browsing so I wasn’t sure the streaming would work…

    First, the connect option wasn’t even in the windows 10 XBox app, but after digging around the net I found I just needed to go to the App Store and update it.

    Once done, I first connected via a wired connection and ran the stream test. This test took a few minutes and I almost canceled it, but it finally completed and said I could stream at high, medium, or low.

    Next, I started streaming Halo MCC and man it worked great! No lag at all.

    I did notice my laptop screen did not look as good as my 60″ TV, couldn’t put a finger on it but I think it’s just my laptop.

    Also my laptop speakers didn’t compare to the surround sound system I have, but that’s what you get with a cheap netbook.

    My last test was using wifi and it failed miserably – probably my laptop’s wifi card but would like to hear if anyone else got it to work on wifi?

    Well that’s it – this is definitely a very cool free feature!

  2. osiris prime says:

    I was able to stream to my desktop (wired connection) successfully testing with Titanfall and had no lag.  I do have Win 10 on my laptop but haven’t had a chance to test with that yet.  I’ll let you know when I get the chance to test it with wireless.

  3. DownRiverRat says:

    Streaming via WiFi worked great for me on my 5 year old laptop. Played Child of Light and Minecraft. Not the most intensive games out there(!), but both worked flawlessly.
     
    One question though for those who have streamed: Does the controller you used still work directly with your console? This is assuming of course you also connected your controller up to your PC with a mini USB cable, which is the only way I’ve heard of. After streaming my Xbox One doesn’t recognize the controller. I’m sure it’s a simple matter of pairing them back up, but it just seemed kind of weird to me. (And no, I haven’t tried pairing them back up yet.) Just curious if anyone else is having this issue.
     
    ​Just an FYI; there are driver downloads available on the MS website for using your XB1 controller with a PC, but W10 appeared to have them installed already and the controller worked, so I didn’t download the drivers. Not sure if this would matter so when replying, please indicate whether or not you downloaded the drivers… Thanks!

  4. osiris prime says:

    I didn’t have to download the drivers, it worked when I plugged it in.  I did have to pair it back with my console after using it on the PC, kind of annoying but not a huge deal.  You can only use it wired right now and there is supposed to be a wireless dongle they will release sometime this fall.

  5. mr bobbo 421 says:

    Step one – get my PC back up and running so I can update to Win 10 …
    Step two – get a bigger monitor.

  6. DownRiverRat says:

    I didn’t have to download the drivers, it worked when I plugged it in. I did have to pair it back with my console after using it on the PC, kind of annoying but not a huge deal. You can only use it wired right now and there is supposed to be a wireless dongle they will release sometime this fall.

    Thanks Prime, I’m sure this will be delt with somewhere along the way.

  7. Greylock3491 says:

    Ok, great points on Controllers – let me see if I understand:
     
    1) So you guys were able to use the xbo wireless controller wired to the PC using the usb cable?
     
    2) However, the xbo wireless controller didn’t work wirelessly with your PC?
     
    3) Did anyone fry KB and mouse? Does this work?
     
    4) I used a wired 360 controller which I keep in my laptop bag and it worked great

  8. osiris prime says:

    Ok, great points on Controllers – let me see if I understand:
     
    1) So you guys were able to use the xbo wireless controller wired to the PC using the usb cable?
    YES
     
    2) However, the xbo wireless controller didn’t work wirelessly with your PC?
     No, not yet. They will have a separate dongle receiver to plug into your PC sometime this fall/winter.

    3) Did anyone fry KB and mouse? Does this work?
     Haven’t tried this.

    4) I used a wired 360 controller which I keep in my laptop bag and it worked great

    Yes, 360 controllers will also work!

  9. DownRiverRat says:

    Wow, that’s pretty cool about the 360 controller. Got one in the drawer next to my laptop. That’s a nice touch MS… :)

  10. mr bobbo 421 says:

    Once they release KB/Mouse support for XB1 this will be amazing … Halo Wars 2, I’m looking DIRECTLY at you.

  11. Greylock3491 says:

    Once they release KB/Mouse support for XB1 this will be amazing … Halo Wars 2, I’m looking DIRECTLY at you.

     
    awesome – didn’t know that was coming!

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