Microsoft is finalizing its Xbox Game Streaming application for Windows PCs, which includes access to streaming games from the company’s xCloud service. We managed to get the latest version of the Xbox Game Streaming application for Windows, which is an unreleased application that has not yet been released. After release, the app will allow Windows users to stream games from their Xbox Series S/X console and xCloud.
Currently, you cannot stream games from the new Xbox console to a Windows PC because the existing Xbox console companion app does not support this feature. This new application will solve this problem and introduce xCloud streaming to Windows PC for the first time. Last year, we first learned about the xCloud application for Windows, and it has been greatly improved since then.
The Xbox remote playback function for connecting to the Xbox console works similarly to the existing Console Companion. You can remotely wake up the Xbox console from anywhere, log in and play games.
There is now full touch support, allowing Surface or other touch screen devices to play Xbox games without a controller. Microsoft seems to be preparing some form of gyroscope support here. There is an option to enable this feature, but it does not seem to be fully functional yet. This is an internal Beta version of the application, so it has not yet been completed.
Microsoft seems to have also prepared 1080p streaming for xCloud instead of the current 720p. Once Microsoft upgrades its xCloud server to include Xbox Series X hardware, this will obviously improve the Windows PC experience with a higher resolution.
It is not clear when this application can be used more widely. There are rumors that Microsoft is planning to host a “new game features” event next month, so we may soon hear more information about the company’s xCloud plan (also for the Web and iOS).