Xbox One Can Stream In HD Quality At 1080p, 60fps To Windows 10 With Xbox August Update

Xbox One Can Stream In HD Quality At 1080p, 60fps To Windows 10 With Xbox August Update

Xbox One owners didn't have to wait long for Microsoft to update Windows 10's Xbox app with 1080p, 60 fps streaming. However, that's not all that's included in this update.
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To brighten up the arranged marriage between Windows 10 and Xbox One, Microsoft has just rolled out full-frame full HD streaming from console to PC.

Now, users can stream games to their PCs from their Xbox One console at a full 1080p resolution and at 60 frames per second.

"Windows 10 was built with gamers in mind, integrating some of the most popular Xbox features such as Game DVR, screenshots, Avatars and Achievements," stated the Xbox team. "We also included new functions like game streaming from Xbox One to Windows 10 PCs."

Users will need to visit the Settings menu on Windows 10's Xbox app to set up streaming at 1080p, 60 fps. From there, users will need to set Game Streaming to "Very High." Keep in mind: the Xbox team recommends a home network connection that has robust bandwidth.

The 1080p, 60 fps streaming didn't come alone. Microsoft's Xbox team has also issued several other updates to improve the experience on the Xbox app for Windows 10.

Here's a rundown of what else is new:

–Right Click: Users can now right-click a friend to send a message or an invite.
–Notifications: Users can turn notifications on or off (Settings > General > Party & Games Invitations).
–Recently Played: The Recently Played section shows what friends have been playing
–Compare Achievements: Friends can compare achievements for games mutually owned (Any Game Hub page > Achievements > Compare).
–My Games: The My Games section has been given an optional grid view and a jump feature for quick navigation.
–Add Games: Users can manually add games to their libraries.

The latest updates to Windows 10 Xbox comes as Microsoft gears up for another holiday showdown with Sony. Microsoft held its second major gaming event at Gamescom earlier this month, and there was a reason it was able to put on two large-scale presentations this summer, according to Xbox executive Kudo Tsunoda.

"We've got seven exclusives coming this holiday, and then everything coming in 2016. Not just the blockbusters, but the ID@Xbox games, the indie games," Tsunoda said. "We're giving people a lot more."

Xbox One has been playing from behind in this generation, but Microsoft appears confident and competitive.

"I wouldn't even say the gap has closed," said Tsunoda. "We've got a lot more exclusive games than any other platform."