If you want to use Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) on your Windows 10 PC, you no longer have to go through the browser. From now on, game streaming should also be possible directly via the Xbox app.
The Redmond giant just announced that the beta version of Microsoft’s cloud gaming service can be enjoyed from the Windows 10 Xbox app for members of the Insider Program in the 22 countries in which the service operates.
In this way, with just a controller and a decent internet connection, users can play all kinds of Xbox video games without the need for dedicated hardware.
A new ‘cloud games’ section will be added within the app, with access to all xCloud games. With this, testers who have Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will be able to enjoy more than 100 games directly from their computer or continue a game that started on a console, all thanks to xCloud.
According to Jason Beaumont, associate director of experiences at Xbox, the firm has added, “some new features to help you get started, including easy-to-access information on controller and network status, social features to stay connected with friends, and the ability to invite people.“
The app will provide a number of new functions for game streaming, including an easy-access check for the controller and network status and the extended invites with which users can invite other people to their games.