Xbox PC app preview added to Windows Gaming Flight, bringing enhanced performance

Xbox app for Windows 10
Xbox app for Windows 10 (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The Xbox PC app allows players to grab games on Xbox Game Pass for PC, check notifications and more.
  • While the app is in beta testing for everyone, a new version has been added to Windows Gaming Flight.
  • This version of the app is aimed at reducing memory usage and increasing overall performance.
  • It's available right now for players using the Xbox Insider Hub.

While the Xbox PC app is available in beta for everyone to download and use right now, a new version is being added to the Windows Gaming Flight (opens in new tab). The goal for this test is to enhance the overall performance users get with the app, decrease the size of installation packages and decrease the app's memory usage.

The Xbox PC app allows players to check out games on Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta), take a look at notifications, chat with friends and more. If you're interested in trying out this new preview, you can find it by joining the Windows Gaming Flight in the Xbox Insider Hub.

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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

  • Xbox Game Pass for PC, definitive name ?
    Definitively needs to reconstruct Windows Store.
  • I don't follow? It's Xbox Game Pass, but for PC gamers. What's wrong with that? Xbox isn't the box under your TV anymore.
  • Xbox is not PC.
    Probably there are many games with caracteristics for PC keyboard.
    There are games as Warcraft, for example.
    If there aren't difference (3 or 4 games), we can do use the same name Xbox Game Pass for the devices.
  • Xbox is now more than a console, it's a multi-platform and multi-brand ecosystem. So it makes sense to keep naming it Xbox even if it's Game Pass for PC, because it's the Xbox Game Pass, not a generic Game Pass.