Streaming Xbox One to Windows 10

 Feb 26, 2016

We all have that odd occasion when we want to relax and play some games, just to find that someone has already tuned into their favourite show on the television. Luckily for us we now have the ability to be anywhere within our home and still enjoy our games without chasing them away from the TV.

One of the benefits of using Microsoft related devices is that it is easier than ever before to set up your devices to talk to one another, one of these examples is to stream your Xbox One content to one of your Windows 10 Devices. To set up this streaming however there is a few requirements that needs to be in place, these requirements are the following:

  1. Make sure your device that you want to stream to have Windows 10 installed, as well as the Xbox application installed. The Xbox application can be found in the Windows Store and is free.

  2. Your Xbox must have streaming enabled in the settings.
  3. Finally your devices must be in the same network in order to stream the content.

Once all the requirements are met you are now ready to stream content, to do this you have to turn on your console and then open the Xbox application on your device to which you want to stream. Once the application has opened, look at the available options and find a category called “Game Streaming”.

Once clicked the stream option will find all the devices in your network that has the streaming option already enabled, if however the device is still not found in your network you can also enter the IP address of the console.

Once you found the console of your choosing you can use the connect button to start the streaming, once you have connected you will then see the Xbox Main screen that you normally get when turn on the console.

That is how simple it is to get your Xbox content streamed onto another Windows 10 device, being either a Phone, tablet or PC.

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About the Author:

Auret Swanepoel  

As a recent addition to the New Horizons team, Auret is a highly skilled and qualified IT Technical trainer. He has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) since 2008 and has since then, also become a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and a Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP). With his international experience as a trainer in South Africa, Auret is able to adapt his teaching style to different audiences in the classroom and ensure that students are learning in a positive and collaborative environment.

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