Xbox One Windows streaming bumped to 1080p, 60fps

You've been able to stream Xbox One games to Windows 10 devices ever since Microsoft's new operating system came out last month, but you had to get a bit tricky to keep them looking their best. Now Microsoft has updated the Xbox One PC app to support 1080p, 60 frames-per-second streaming with minimal fuss (not that the games themselves will necessarily run that well).

Your Xbox One app should update automatically once the new version goes live on the Windows Store. Once you see it's version 8.8.15003.00000 or higher, go into Settings > Game Streaming in the app and change its video encoding level to "Very High" to try it out. If you flip the switch and don't see any change, or if your Xbox One gameplay starts looking worse, keep in mind that the experience will only be as smooth as your home network conditions allow.

The app update also adds the option to enable or disable notifications for game invites, compare your achievements with friends', and manually add games to your collection via Start Menu link, among other tweaks and bug fixes.

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Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.