Windows 10 Tip: How to stream Xbox One games to your Windows 10 PC with Oculus Rift
Today’s tip is all about helping you get started with Xbox One game streaming to your Windows 10 PC with Oculus Rift, which is now available for all Rift owners and provides new ways for you to get the most out of your gaming experiences on Xbox.
Starting today, Rift owners can now stream their Xbox One library to Rift with the new Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app, including favorites like “Gears of War 4,” “Forza Horizon 3” and “Halo 5: Guardians,” the biggest sports games, indie darlings, Backward Compatible Xbox 360 games, and more titles coming in 2017. Thanks to game streaming technology between Xbox One and Windows 10, the greatest Xbox console exclusive games can now be played on Windows 10 PCs, and now on Oculus Rift. What’s more, Rift works natively with Windows 10, which makes it easy to set up, jump in and have an incredible VR gaming experience with the fastest framerates and top performance.
The app is available to download for free from the Oculus Store.
Here’s how to get started with streaming your Xbox One games to your Windows 10 PC with Oculus Rift
What you’ll need:
- Oculus Rift running on a Windows 10 PC (Not sure if your PC is powerful enough to drive VR experiences? Visit this link to check.)
- Xbox One
- Xbox One controller – remember, an Xbox One controller comes with every Xbox One console sold at retail and comes with every Rift sold at retail
- Free Xbox Live account
- Free Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app
- Network connection
To get started, you need an Oculus Rift running on a Windows 10 PC as well as an Xbox One on the same network. Simply download the Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app in the Oculus Store and fire it up. Once you load the app, you can select your Xbox One on the list. As soon as you’ve connected to your Xbox One, you’ll see a streaming image straight from your console.
Don’t have an Oculus Rift yet and want to check out this cool experience for yourself? You can purchase one from the Microsoft Store.
Have a great week!