How to play Xbox One on Windows PC 10 with Play Anywhere

The brand Xbox is on its way to becoming a platform blast in place of a single device game dedicated. In this way, even, would not be necessary to have a console to be able to enjoy all the titles from this brand. Here we will show you how to play Xbox One on Windows computer 10, and as to be able to make transmission (streaming) of your favored choices or complete sets.

Control de Xbox blanco al frente de una consola para aprender cómo jugar Xbox One en computadora Windows 10

All this, by the way, thanks to the arrival of Play Anywhere, with the transmission of games to a device with Windows 10 is possible with almost no effort

With the Xbox One and computer in hand, this clever guide has been designed to show you how to correctly configure both pieces of hardware with the intention of passing games in locations less stationary. However, keep in mind that Microsoft recommends only transmit to a device with a processor of 1.5 GHz or higher, as well as with a minimum of 2GB of RAM via a home network connection.

First: check if it is necessary to transmit

Pantalla con juegos crossplay de Microsoft Xbox Play Anywhere mostrando diferentes pantallas de juegos

It is possible that you do not need to transmit at all. A certain number of Xbox games are also available as downloadable applications on Windows 10. Because of that Xbox and Windows 10 play so well together, the data from these games will be synced with your console. Start the game on your computer, and your progress will be transferred to your Xbox once you are ready to return to the sofa.

To begin, simply log in to your computer, open the Start menu and select All applications. As you are logged into the same Microsoft account you use for Xbox, it is possible that Windows has already downloaded some of your games. Check through the list to see if your favorite game is there.

If you can’t find a game, also you can go to the Microsoft Store and search for a specific title to see if it is available to download. Be sure to be in the games section of Windows. You can check if the crossplay is enabled by scrolling down on the option Available on the website of any game. Compatible games will be available for Xbox One as for a Computer.

Streaming in a computer with Windows 10

First, make sure that your Xbox One and the Windows computer 10 to which you are sending are up to date. To do this in Windows 10, click the button Start in the lower left corner of your screen and type “check for updates” in the text field. This can also be achieved by clicking on the button Start>gear icon in the gaza strip left>Update, and security.

Pantalla de Configuracion de Actualizaciones para Windows 10

The updates of the Xbox One, on the other hand, are automatically installed. Just make sure to be connected to the Internet and that the operating system version in Settings> System> Information from the console match with the most recent edition of Microsoft.

Enable the transmission of the game

After installing the updates, the first thing you will want to do is turn on your Xbox One and navigate to the application Settings, either by placing it in My games and apps, or by pressing Menu on the remote control: this is the same button as you Start, directly to the left of the “X”. Then, select Configuration.

Pantalla de Configuracion de Xbox para permitir el streaming

In the application Settings, choose Preferences and make sure there is a check mark next to Allow streaming of games to other devices in the column System and application. This option was enabled by default in our Xbox, so it is possible that you don’t have to do anything at all. Even so, it is not a check.

Connecting to your Xbox One

On your computer, download the companion application for the Xbox console, which helps manage the connection between your computer and Xbox. It is possible that already have been downloaded automatically on your computer.

Pantalla para conectar el Xbox a una computadora con Windows 10

Then, make sure that the Gamertag in the application Xbox matches that of your Xbox One, and select Connection in the bottom of the left pane. You should see an icon that represents a Xbox One with waves protruding from it. Then a new screen will open, prompting you to add a device. If it shows in that list your Xbox One, select Connect. Otherwise, you will have to manually enter the IP address in the corresponding location.

In the event that it is necessary, the IP address of your console can be found in Settings> Network> advanced Settings.

Connect a remote control

With your computer or tablet device connected to your console, you should see several new options, including the transmission Stream and Test. Although it may be tempting to plunge first into the abyss of the transmission, you’ll want to make sure you have a remote control connected to your computer or tablet.

Pantalla de configuracion de control remoto en Xbox

You can take a control of your Xbox One and connect it to the computer with Windows 10 using a Micro USB cable to USB Type-A. If you want a wireless option, the same remote control Xbox One can be used with the Adapter wireless Xbox Microsoft for Windows, which sells for about $23 on Amazon. There are also some systems rare, as Surface Studio from Microsoft, which is shipped with a wireless adapter for Xbox built-in.

Keep in mind that it is not necessary to use specifically a remote control Xbox One: the Xbox 360 controllers work well with the streaming in Windows 10. In addition, you can go to Walmart and buy a remote control Xbox 360 or Xbox One with cable at a lower price. PDP Rock Candy, PDP Afterglow Controller and PowerA produce their own brands, which cost less than the remote control proprietary of Microsoft.

Finally, you can take the financial step and buy the new and updated remote control Xbox One, which came along with the Xbox One S last year. This model can be purchased on Amazon for around $43 dollars, although we like the special edition more expensive of Ocean Shadow for $52 dollars and the special edition of Dawn of the Shadow from $154 dollars.

However, if you buy a new remote control Xbox One, you can connect to your computer with Windows 10 using a Micro USB cable to type A USB, the wireless Adapter for the Xbox from Microsoft for Windows or by using Bluetooth. If your computer with Windows 10 does not have Bluetooth, you can get a small adapter that connects directly to a USB 2.0 port for a price relatively cheap, as this model Asus for $13 dollars.

At this point, if you haven’t done so already, it’s time to connect your remote control your Xbox One to your computer with Windows 10 and start the transmission process.

Transmission time, by order

Once connected, you should be free to select Stream and start to play games of Xbox One on your computer. When transmitting, there are a number of options that are displayed on the toolbar near the top of the screen. On the far right, you can manage your quality of transmission, which varies from low to very high. However, by default, it is set in the Middle.

Pantalla para opciones de streaming

Next to that, there is a utility that displays the total bandwidth, along with the measures of bandwidth recorded by last, average, and maximum. To the right of that there is an option to stop transmission, a button that turns on and turns off the microphone when pressed, along with a Xbox button, that can be used in conjunction with a mouse or touching it with the finger on a touch screen.

Streaming with Oculus Rift

If you still don’t know, recently got a cropped version of the application Xbox to Oculus Rift. The application, called “Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift”, is free on the Store, Oculus, and allows you to switch between three virtual reality environments different (“Citadel”, “Retreat” and “Dome”).

Pantalla de Oculus Rift con opciones

Fortunately, the process to connect and stream from your Xbox One to a headset Rift is exactly the same as that of a Xbox One to a computer. Just make sure that your computer connected to the Oculus and the Xbox One are on the same home network, and ready, you will play on a screen of virtual mass. The instructions to set up the connection details on the first page of this guide.

Getting the best performance

For a start, the Xbox One and Xbox One S have a component Wireless N dual-band. This means that you can connect to the 2.4 GHz band or 5GHz, if your router offers both. Theoretically, the option of 5Ghz is the ideal connection because it is less “stuffy” and offers faster speeds.

But the wireless performance between the Xbox One and the router , plus the wireless connection between the router and the device with Windows 10, is at the mercy of your physical environment. That said, the physical location of your computer with Windows 10 and Xbox One, in relation to the router is extremely important.

The 2.4 GHz band is ideally suited to penetrate walls and thick items, but again, it is also likely that it is the wireless connection the default for many devices in your home. Therefore, the 2.4 GHz band is not only congested, but that is generally incapable of reaching your maximum theoretical speed of Wireless N 300 megabits per second.

Pantalla con opción de redes inalambricas en versión de 2.4 y 5 Ghz

The 5 GHz band, on the other hand, offers a theoretical speed of wireless N up to 450 megabits per second. That is something better, and this lane is not as crowded as the 2.4 Ghz band.

The drawback is that the 5 GHz band is not as good for penetrating walls and solid objects. Therefore, to use the 5 GHz band and create a solid connection to stream games from Xbox One, the Xbox One should be close to the router. The same thing happens with your computer with Windows 10, assuming that is also based on a wireless component N.

Wired connections have the best results

Network systems based on mesh replaced the router standard to cover your whole home with wireless connectivity. While a single router transmits both bands from a single point, which degrades the signal path, the systems based on mesh usually consist of a kit of three or more units that can be distributed throughout the house. Together, they create a “network” to navigate around obstacles and solid objects that tend to degrade the connectivity. Examples of these systems are based on mesh include Eero, Luma and Google WiFi.

Mujer sentada en sillon de una sala junto a una mesa y configurando un dispositivo para compartir internet

But to get the best possible performance, your Xbox One, and possibly up your computer with Windows 10, need to connect to the router through a wired connection. We know that this is not the ideal connection, especially if you want to stream games from Xbox One in the bedroom and the console is in your living room. There is where the adapters PowerLine.

Instead of launching signals of network outdoor, technology PowerLine passes the data through the home’s electrical system, eliminating the need for drop lines Ethernet. Usually, these devices are sold in a kit of two and are connected directly to a power outlet while providing an output of step in the process, which means that you’re not losing a socket.

Finally, Microsoft also lists a variety of additional options on their support site, many of which are designed to improve the performance of the transmission, so that you can review them here if the above suggestions do not relieve the problem.

Transmission of Xbox console

Are you not satisfied with Windows 10? There are options of transmission-remote which will allow you to play Xbox remotely from other devices such as Android tablets or iPads. It is usually under the umbrella of Project xCloud. To begin, go to the web page of xCloud and fírmate to register. You will need a wifi connection to the 5 Ghz, or a strong cellular data connection to play, and you’ll need to download the application Xbox Game Streaming for your device.

Control remoto blanco de xbox a un lado de un celular sobre una superficie de madera

Keep in mind that this is still mainly in beta mode, so some parts may be a little flawed, and probably don’t want to play where you require nerve reflexes, in case your signal drops. The next year, we expect Microsoft to expand and stabilize this program transmission so that it is much more available.

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