Published: Thu, March 14, 2019
IT | By Lester Massey

You can now stream PC games to an Xbox One

You can now stream PC games to an Xbox One

Microsoft has debuted its new and improved Wireless Display app for Xbox One, bringing cable-free PC streaming to its home console. While multi-device accessibility is expected for things like movies and music, video games may soon be following in those footsteps.

While it may be some time before that functionality arrives, the reverse has become easier than ever today, courtesy of Microsoft's newly-updated "Wireless Display" app.

How does it all work?


The Xbox One Phantom White controller first appeared in a leak this week, showing a white version of the Phantom Black controller Microsoft introduced back in August 2018. There's a 3.5mm audio headphone jack for directly connecting a wired headset, Bluetooth for wireless connectivity, and support for custom button mapping via the Xbox Accessories companion app. So if you want to open up your Steam library, launch a game, and play it through your Xbox One, you can do that.

The app is a handy companion for most Xbox One owners, however, falters similarly to other wireless technologies. Ideally, the source device would be connected to the local network via ethernet, as having both devices connected with wifi will add additional latency and potential headaches to the equation.

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