The Xbox app for the Windows 10 build 10158 preview gets updated with even more features

Earlier this month, Microsoft enabled game streaming from the Xbox One to a Windows 10 PC with an update to the Xbox app. Now that app will get another update for users of the just launched Windows 10 build 10158 preview that adds some more features.

Here's what those users can expect when the app becomes available from the Windows Store.

  • My Games – A key ingredient of the Xbox on Windows 10 app is making its initial appearance this month, enabling you to add and launch Windows games from the new My Games menu. 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, which lets you discover and install new and popular games available from the Windows store.
  • 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. Go to My games, then right click and select Go to game hub to access the game hub for a specific PC 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 – With this preview release, 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. Additionally, you can even capture photos of your avatar interacting with your avatar props. Let the photo shoots begin!
  • 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.

The version number of the new Xbox app update for Windows 10 should be 6.6.27004.00000 or higher. You can learn more about Microsoft's plans for the Xbox app in Windows 10 in our recent preview from E3 2015.

Source: Xbox Wire

John Callaham