After bringing Android apps to Windows 10 PCs with a new insider build, Microsoft has released a new Wireless Display app that will allow users to wirelessly project their Windows or Android based devices to an Xbox One console. This experience has already been available on the Surface Hub and Windows, but this is the first time that Xbox users will be able to get a piece of the action.
This is a beta release, and as such may not be 100% stable at this time. As long as both devices are on the same wireless network, users can enjoy increased performance and reliability with low latency, no P2P connection required. It should be stated that the app doesn’t support keyboard and mouse input, though you can use your Xbox controller as a mouse & keyboard, though a chat pad is required for keyboard functionality.
- Instantly share photos you’ve just taken with family and friends without having the photos sync through a cloud service.
- Share video clips you’ve recorded with family and friends
- Project your favorite websites with Microsoft Edge to the biggest screen in your house
- Mirror your Android games to your TV so your friends can watch
- Play your PC games on your Xbox while using the Xbox controller as a gamepad
- Use your PC on your Xbox One and use the Xbox controller as a mouse/keyboard
While you can enjoy the many features this app has to offer at no cost, protected content, like Netflix and Hulu are not supported for casting.
You can find the app here: