Windows 10 Enables Players to Stream Their Games to Any Windows 10 Device


Microsoft held a lengthy press conference today that detailed tons of new features coming to Windows 10, including the ability for Xbox One owners to stream their gameplay directly to any device running Windows 10.

Phil Spencer took the stage earlier today to demonstrate the newest gaming related features on Windows 10 that work cohesively with the Xbox One console. Once the new operating system is fully launched, players can hop onto their Surface, PC, or other devices as shown by Spencer's demo featuring Forza 5 on a Surface Pro 3 tablet. All thanks, in part, to DirectX 12's new energy minimizing technology.

In addition to streaming, the My Games application features access to the user's library of games, friends list, messages, and game DVR. The game DVR opens access to editing and sharing any Windows gameplay recording across their network. Interestingly enough, this also includes Steam titles on PC.

Finally, Spencer stated that cross platform play will be coming with Windows 10, allowing PC gamers and Xbox One players to game together. Neat.

Although no release date has been announced, Windows 10 will be a free upgrade to all Windows 7 and 8.1 users for the first full year after release.