Xbox Console Streaming Preview expands to more countries for Xbox Insiders

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Xbox Project xCloud games (Image credit: Matt Brown | Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Xbox Console Streaming lets you stream games from your Xbox One console to your mobile device.
  • It's available to Xbox Insiders who are running preview builds on an Xbox One console.
  • Starting today, Xbox Console Streaming is available in all Xbox-supported countries.
  • Players in these countries can join the Xbox Insiders program for free to try it out.

Larry Hryb, otherwise known as Xbox's Major Nelson, has announced on Twitter today that the Xbox Console Streaming feature that debuted last year is being expanded to even more countries going into 2020. To be more precise, the program is expanding from just the United States and the United Kingdom to incorporate every country supported officially by Xbox, effectively making the preview available everywhere. Starting today, anybody enrolled in the Xbox Insiders program on an Xbox One console can jump in on the action in these countries.

You can read more from the Xbox Insider blog post here.

Xbox Console Streaming is a facet of Microsoft's ambitious Project xCloud that uses your Xbox One console to locally stream any of your favorite games to a mobile device like your phone or tablet. While not as exciting on the surface as streaming games directly from Microsoft to wherever you are in the world, Xbox Console Streaming is an awesome way to game on the fly, or even in bed.

To get started, you'll need to download the Xbox Game Streaming (Preview) app for Android onto your mobile device and be enrolled in the Preview Ring of the Xbox Insiders program. The set-up process is super seamless, and once you're in it's as simple as choosing the game you want to play from what you have installed on your Xbox.



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