New Xbox features will be coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One Preview
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Microsoft’s Major Nelson has announced that new Xbox features will be made available to Windows 10 and Xbox One users in their respective Preview programs. The new features are focusing mostly on Windows 10, and concern Xbox One in terms of the unified ecosystem that it will be forming with Windows 10 PCs, but still, for someone interested in the plethora of the Windows 10-Xbox One connectivity features that were announced this update will probably be a major one.
Major Nelson confirmed the full list of features that Xbox One and Windows 10 owners can expect when the update goes live. Note that for windows 10 users, Build 10158 of Windows 10 installed on your PC is necessary before you can get this update.
- My Games – As you install games from the Windows Store, they will appear in your My Games list. Additionally, you can manually add games to your collection by selecting My games > Add a game from your PC. Also, there is now a Featured games section on the home screen, below your Recently played list.
- Game hubs – You can now launch a local PC game from its game hub, view details about the game in the Windows Store, and find and follow People to Watch for a given game. Additionally, for Xbox One games, you can now choose Play from console to initiate a game streaming session from a game hub page.
- Share with your friends – You can share your achievements to your Activity feed and Showcase just like you do on Xbox One. You can also share your Xbox One Game clips or Screenshots listed under Game DVR > Shared to your Activity Feed and Showcase.
- Xbox avatars – We renamed the Avatars app on Windows 10 to Xbox Avatars and the layout and iconography have been updated to final designs. In this month’s preview, there is a “Take a photo” feature so you can pose your avatar and snap a photo.
- Xbox account – In preview, you can sign in to Xbox on Windows 10 with any account, and create a new Xbox account if you do not already have one.
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