Xbox app gets xCloud integration on Windows 10

Microsoft delivers a first public preview of the Xbox Cloud Gaming on Windows 10 through its Xbox app.

Windows 10 Xbox Cloud Gaming
Windows 10 Xbox Cloud Gaming

You can now play Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) games on Windows 10 thanks to the new integration in the Xbox app. According to Microsoft, the game streaming experience is currently available for Xbox Insiders. The gaming experience works like the web version of the service, and a USB or Bluetooth controller is required to play games from the cloud on Windows 10.

Xbox Cloud Gaming is a service that allows you to convert any computer into a gaming device since all the computing process happens in the cloud. The service offers over 100 high-quality games. You can pick up where you left off. And you can use the service to try new games before installing them on the console or gaming PC.

If you are an Xbox tester, the next time you open the app on your device, you will see a new “cloud games” section in the Game Pass tab highlighting all the games you can stream on Windows 10. The section also includes features to get you started, including network status, controller information, and social features.

The Xbox Cloud Gaming experience through the Xbox app on Windows 10 is available in 22 countries, but you will need to sign up for the “Windows Gaming” Insider Program in the Xbox Insider Hub app to access the preview of the feature.

Since the xCloud integration won’t be available to everyone until later this year, if you are not a tester, you can still access the Xbox Cloud Gaming service using the web version at

Alongside the xCloud preview, the updated version of the Xbox app also brings support to power on or off the console, and you will have the ability to stream the games you own on your Windows 10 computer from the console locally available.

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