Microsoft Announces New Xbox Features

With Windows 10 launch date just over one week away, and following the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10240 couple days ago, Microsoft has officially announces the latest updates coming to Windows 10 as well as Xbox One players.

The company has announced some new and improved features on the Xbox App on Windows 10, as part of the company's effort to bring Xbox Live and some of the most popular Xbox experiences to Windows 10, including:

  • Game Streaming from Xbox One is now available to all Xbox One owners with a PC or tablet running Windows 10 
  • New Start a party (beta) option in Party Chat
  • My Games now support automated discovery of Windows Store games and older non-Windows store PC games
  • Home has been updated with easy access to Game streaming, quick launch games from the Recently played list, and updated Featured games section 
  • New profile customization including customize your Avatar, change your gamertag, gamerpic, and user colors
  • The ability to upload your local game clips and screenshots to your shared collection on Xbox Live
  • Xbox Avatars has been updated with a new "Take a photo" feature, and save a specific Avatar photo as your gamerpic
  • New Day One Experience to help those who are new to the Xbox ecosystem to get started
The new Xbox features are now rolling out to Windows Insiders who are running the latest build of Windows 10, as part of Microsoft's commitment to "give you better access to your gaming world across devices".