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With Xbox on Windows 10, you’ll have more ways to connect and play, wherever you go. Windows 10 extends the Xbox experience with game streaming. You can now play your Xbox One games on a desktop, laptop, or tablet in your home on your local Wi-Fi. This sounds like a great feature because you don’t need your TV always to enjoy your Xbox One games. Consider your wife is watching something on TV and you want to play a Xbox One game, now you can stream it to your laptop or tablet. While this is the vision of this feature, Microsoft is yet to implement it perfectly.
Speaking to Engadget, Phil Spencer said the following,
“Our intent is somebody could be watching television on the Xbox One — running any Windows application. Our goal is that you’d be able to do both. We haven’t perfectly landed that yet, so I didn’t answer that question completely onstage. But I want to be transparent that our goal is to have it so that if my kids are watching TV and I want to go up and play Forza and there’s like this TV contention, I could go do that. It loads in the background. So that’s our intent, but we haven’t completely landed that scenario.”
How about a reverse scenario? Streaming PC games to Xbox One. “It’s something that we’re really looking at. This announcement was what we had, but if you think about that vision — my games are my games, wherever I am — we want to be able to land solutions that are as native as the one we showed there,” Spencer said.
He said that with upcoming monthly update to the Xbox One, the console will be updated from being Windows 8-based to being Windows 10-based. Microsoft is expected to talk about creating Windows 10 based apps for Xbox One at their BUILD developer conference in April.