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Xbox One Can Now Stream At 1080p, 60fps On Windows 10

Other than attempting to convince everyone to switch to the new Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft has been trying to link its Xbox One console to the PC via Windows 10 with Game DVR, adding the ability to play with friends whether they're on a PC or Xbox One. In the latest update to the Xbox app, another feature, in the form of 1080p, 60 frames per second game streaming, will now allow players to stream their Xbox One gameplay onto their computers.

Game streaming was first revealed at the Windows 10 event in January. It eventually made its way to those in the Windows Insider program less than two weeks before the official July 29 release date of the new OS. Now all you need to do is go to the Game Streaming settings on the Xbox app and change the video encoding to "Very High" to enable 1080p/60fps streaming.

Other updates to the app include notifications to tell you when you receive an invite to a multiplayer game or party, comparing game achievements against friends, and the ability to manually add games to your growing collection.

This latest jump in game streaming finally puts Microsoft in contention with Nvidia and Sony. Nvidia's Shield TV device utilizes GRID, allowing users to stream games from its servers straight to the screen. Sony enables streaming through its subscription-based PlayStation Now service, which provides access to a certain number of PlayStation 3 titles. For those who own the PlayStation Vita, it can be used to stream content to the PlayStation 4.

Microsoft's future plans for Xbox deliver a one-two punch combination. By linking Xbox to Windows 10 with multiple features in addition to the recently announced backwards compatibility feature on Xbox One, the computer becomes the main hub for both PC and Xbox games, all of which comes together on the Xbox app.

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  • indiferenc
    yea, but there aren't any games that run at 1080p @ 60 FPS on the Xbone lmao. well, maybe that remake of an old xbox game. what was it called? angels 2 or something?
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  • mamasan2000
    What's next?

    You can control your washing machine if you have it hooked up to your Xbox via your android via your PC.
    IT'S SO EZ!

    I don't understand the point.
    Reply
  • blendedradius
    If they want to impress me,make it so my pc video card runs the games,then maybe I can play forza 5 on my 4k tv without jaggies. They lied when they said it would look good on 4k tv,looked better on my old tv but that burned in my house fire, got a uhd Samsung to replace it and now forza 5 looks like dogshit,to the point I don't want to play it
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  • targetdrone
    What's next?

    You can control your washing machine if you have it hooked up to your Xbox via your android via your PC.
    IT'S SO EZ!

    I don't understand the point.

    The point is to make it easier for hackers, Skynet. or Cylons to disable life support systems and other important infrastructures via an unencrypted Internet of Things toilet. .

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  • jaber2
    What's next?

    You can control your washing machine if you have it hooked up to your Xbox via your android via your PC.
    IT'S SO EZ!

    I don't understand the point.

    The point is to make it easier for hackers, Skynet. or Cylons to disable life support systems and other important infrastructures via an unencrypted Internet of Things toilet. .
    No way I am going to connect my life support without firewall
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  • targetdrone
    What's next?

    You can control your washing machine if you have it hooked up to your Xbox via your android via your PC.
    IT'S SO EZ!

    I don't understand the point.

    The point is to make it easier for hackers, Skynet. or Cylons to disable life support systems and other important infrastructures via an unencrypted Internet of Things toilet. .
    No way I am going to connect my life support without firewall

    No need for a firewall if you don't network it, which is the coutner-point to IoT.
    Reply
  • DasBoot
    If they want to impress me,make it so my pc video card runs the games,then maybe I can play forza 5 on my 4k tv without jaggies. They lied when they said it would look good on 4k tv,looked better on my old tv but that burned in my house fire, got a uhd Samsung to replace it and now forza 5 looks like dogshit,to the point I don't want to play it

    Who "lied" to you?
    There isn't any console with native 4k out so all the set can do is upconvert 1080p to 4K.
    That isn't a "problem" with the xone (or PS4 for that matter) it is a problem with you ont understanding input format vs output format.
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  • xenogen
    That would be awesome if Microsoft could continue to integrate both platforms. How awesome would it be to integrate not only at a software but hardware consolidation...to an PC and vice versa. Use each other's performance for synergy. Like a Xbox for Direct X like how nvidia uses phsyx or something like that.
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  • blendedradius
    Turn 10,the marker of the game lied,they said it would be flawless on a 4k tv
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  • blendedradius
    My understanding of imput output is that the game looks like shit,and that i wish my gtx980 ti could do the work,not the xbox. Turn 10 should have done some aa to it,them I wouldn't get smug my shit don't stink answers. They showed the game a the debut running on a pc with 2 gtx titans,so both xbox and turn 10 lied. dbag
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