Windows 10 is out - start streaming your Xbox One games now

If you have Windows 8, you can upgrade to improbably-named sequel, Windows 10 right now. Well, I say "right now" - I'm currently waiting for a notification to pop and tell me I'm once of those new OS cool kids, having reserved my place late, so notionally, if you are in the right position in the queue, and your computer is next to you, and you have the muscular aptitude to press (and this is only a guess; like I say, I haven't seen the notification yet) "yes", you can upgrade RIGHT NOW. Exciting!

And what rewards for doing so! Chief among them is that the snazzy new Xbox app will let you instantly stream your Xbox One games to almost any Windows 10 PC or tablet, no matter its power (the hard work's being done by your console). If the TV's being used for something else, just plug your Xbox One controller into a USB port and you're away.

The Xbox app also lets you control the admin side of an Xbox Live account (messages, watching game clips and such) from your computer, allows for Game DVR - which should hopefully make the Upload Studio process a little simpler. There's more to come, with VR support available when Oculus Rift pops up for sale, and the promise of even closer integration when cross-platform games like Fable: Legends and the new Xbox UI appear later this year.

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Joe Skrebels
Joe first fell in love with games when a copy of The Lion King on SNES became his stepfather in 1994. When the cartridge left his mother in 2001, he turned to his priest - a limited edition crystal Xbox - for guidance. And now he's here.