January 23, 2017 9:00 am

Windows 10 Tip: Three tips for on-the-go gaming with the Xbox app

By / Junior Editor, Windows Blog

Did you know that, with your Windows 10 PC, you already have access to the free Xbox app? In fact, the Xbox app is built directly into Windows 10, so it’s already there and ready for you.

The Xbox app brings together your gaming world across Xbox One and Windows 10 devices; that includes your friends, your games, your achievements, your avatar, access the Xbox and Windows Stores, and more. You can easily stay connected to the Xbox Live community, view your Gamerscore leaderboard across devices, view your GameDVR clips, start Party chats, launch into cross-device multiplayer with games like “Forza Horizon 3” and “Killer Instinct,” and stream your favorite games from Xbox One to any Windows 10 PC in your home while using your Xbox Wireless controller and more.

With a Windows 10 PC, you can easily game on-the-go and stay up to date with the Xbox Live community, and always be just a click away from your gaming world.

Here are three tips on how to get started with on-the-go gaming with the Xbox app:

Keep up with your Xbox community on the Xbox app

Windows 10 Tip: Three tips for on-the-go gaming with the Xbox app

See what your friends are playing, share and watch game clips and access Game Hubs for your favorite titles. This all comes into play through the Activity Feed inside the Xbox app. Easily search for and add friends with the people search bar on the right side of the app. You can also link your Xbox Live account to your Facebook account to find Facebook friends who also game on Windows 10 or Xbox One.

Follow PC games on the Xbox app

Windows 10 Tip: Three tips for on-the-go gaming with the Xbox app

Find top PC games on Xbox Live! After you’ve signed into the app with your Xbox Live account, or created a new, free Xbox Live account, it’s time to start personalizing and making it yours. On the left side, click Search, then type the name of your favorite game. From there, click into a game’s Game Hub to see the latest and also follow the game for updates added to your Activity Feed. You can also view GameDVR clips, and when you’re ready to publish your own epic moments, they’ll show up in your Activity Feed, too.

Find other Gamers Easily with Clubs

Windows 10 Tip: Three tips for on-the-go gaming with the Xbox app

It’s easy to find other gamers who share similar interests with Clubs.  Choose by type of games or style of play, or join up with other fans of your favorite game… the possibilities are endless.  To find clubs, click the Clubs button on the left bar, and select from the clubs displayed or simply choose “Search” to find by game name or description.  Meet great new people to play with!

And don’t miss all these other awesome features:

  • Record and capture screenshots with the Game bar by simply pressing Windows + G
  • Pre-order games and purchase season passes, bundles and more with the now-unified Xbox Store and Windows Store
  • Find Xbox Play Anywhere digital games – you buy an Xbox Play Anywhere digital game through the Xbox app (or the Windows Store or Xbox Store), it’s yours to play on both Windows 10 PC and Xbox One at no additional cost.

If you don’t already have the Xbox app on Windows 10, you can download it here. Have a great week!

Updated January 26, 2017 9:59 am