Have fun playing PC games on your Xbox One!
Microsoft has updated its Wireless Display app and it now allows for PC games to be directly streamed to an Xbox One.
The free Wireless Display app, which was originally available on the Surface Hub, is now available for all Xbox One owners and it can stream PC or Android devices to the console that can be controlled by an Xbox One controller.
In addition to streaming PC games from Steam or otherwise on your Xbox One, the app also allows you to use your Xbox One as a presentation device. Users can easily share photos, videos, websites, and more to their console via the app.
It is important to note that “projecting protected content, like Netflix and Hulu are not supported.”
As it stands, only an Xbox controller can be used, so those wishing to use a mouse and keyboard will have to continue waiting for that level of support.
However, with Microsoft’s announcement of mouse and keyboard support for Xbox and its reveal of the first official Xbox One keyboard and mouse combo, it hopefully won’t be too long of a wait.
The release of this app is another example of Microsoft’s push towards a streaming future that will only be strengthened by this, Project xCloud and Phil Spencer’s desire to have Xbox Games Pass cross over with this new initiative, and much more.
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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who applauds Xbox for its desire to allow gamers to play their games anywhere. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.