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Today, Microsoft is delivering xCloud to Windows PCs via its Xbox app. Xbox Insiders will get access to a new upgraded Xbox software that includes Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud). To access Xbox games from a Windows 10 PC, exactly like xCloud, you’ll need a suitable controller connected through Bluetooth or USB.
The upgraded Xbox app will contain a new “cloud games” area that will provide access to all of the same games that are accessible on xCloud on the web. “We’ve also added some new features to help you get started, such as easy-access information on controller and network status, social features to stay connected with friends, and the ability to invite people – even those playing on cloud without the game installed – to join you in a game,” says Jason Beaumont, a partner director of Xbox experiences.
Xbox Insider testers in 22 different countries will be able to access the new Xbox app by signing up for the “Windows Gaming” preview via the Xbox Insider Hub app. Cloud games will subsequently be featured in the app’s Game Pass area, allowing you to resume Xbox games begun on a console or in the cloud.
This new Xbox software also allows you to stream games from a local Xbox, allowing you to switch on and off a console while playing games streamed from your own Xbox.
If you are not an Xbox tester, you may still visit xCloud at http://xbox.com/play, and Microsoft is expected to deliver this entire experience to the Xbox app for Windows in the coming months.