New Functionality Added to Xbox App on Win 10

By Michelle Balsan, 1 year ago
Along with all the details about Xbox One and Windows 10 coming together that were revealed a couple months ago, there were details as to an Xbox app and some of the features it included. Last week at GDC, Microsoft announced new tools for Windows 10 developers, and now they've followed up with a list of updates for the Xbox App on the platform.

More ways to connect with your friends.
Game Clips – You can now view the game clips you created on Xbox One and watch popular game clips from the Xbox Community. Additionally, you can download your game clips from Xbox Live directly to your PC.

Activity Feed – Today’s update features the ability to like comments and delete your own activity feed posts.

User Profile – Your profile header will now be collapsed by default to show more profile information on the screen.

Friends Search – Use the search box at the top of the friends list to not only quickly find an existing friend by gamertag, but also by their real name if they are sharing it with you. Also, you can search by game title name to quickly see which of your friends are playing a particular game.

More control of your experience.
Improved Window Sizing – The Xbox app now fluidly adapts to changing window sizing to more intelligently display different views dependent on the size of the application window. This better supports a broader range of PCs with varying screen and windows sizes and serves as a performance improvement to reduce memory.

Connect to your Xbox One – With this month’s update, you can connect from the Xbox app to your Xbox One console, so you can remotely control your Xbox One from the Xbox app using a virtual game controller.

OneGuide and Universal Remote Control – after you Connect, you can also access OneGuide and the Universal Remote Control to change channels, manage volume or access the DVR on your set-top box connected to your Xbox One.

Games – Starting today, you will be able to see recently played Xbox Live games across devices – that includes Windows 10 devices, Windows Phone, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.


The Xbox App will update automatically once it hits the Marketplace. To ensure you have the most recent version, check the settings within the Xbox App and make sure it's version 3.3.4004.00000 or higher.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.