Now that you have your Xbox cards, you’re sure to want to play as many games with your friends as possible. Streaming Xbox One games to your Windows PC is actually quite simple and can make the experience even more fun. We’ve mapped out a step by step guide you’ll be able to enjoy playing your Xbox games on your PC. A quick note before reading all the instructions is that you’ll want your PC and Xbox One to be on the same network. And in case you’re interested, we’ve also provided you with instructions on how to convert your Xbox subscription into Game Pass Ultimate.
Streaming Xbox One games with the Xbox Console companion app
If you already have a Windows 10 version on your computer, then the Xbox Console Companion App is already installed. That being said, if it’s not, then you’ll be able to get it from the Windows Store. Once it’s on your computer, open the app and login to your Microsoft account.
After you’ve signed in to the app, you’ll need to click the menu button that’s on the left hand side of the app. Now you’ll want to click on “Connections”. Then choose to add a device. At this time, the app will try to find a console in your network. It will take a little bit of time to find the console, so be patient! If the console can’t be found, you can enter your IP address and it should be able to find it that way. This is why it’s a good idea to have your PC and Xbox One to be on the same network.
Once you’re connected, you’ll see that the console appears in the “now playing” section. You can click on it and the PC monitor will show the real time gameplay from your Xbox One.
Can you fix the lag?
Yes, there are ways to fix the lag. You need to make sure that you click the button at the bottom side of the screen, and then you’ll be able to see the granular details. If you want, you can also change the stream quality. It can be anything from high to low. Sometimes restarting your PC can help with the lag as well.
It’s safe to say that streaming your Xbox One gameplay on a PC is possible, and it’s really not that difficult. It will take a little bit of time to customize it, but you’ll be sure to enjoy the experience. Just check it out and you’ll have it ready to go in no time!