Your inner pro gamer is no longer bound to get their hands on the Xbox One controller to resume last night’s gaming marathon that unfortunately ended due to other commitments.
Your gaming adventures shouldn’t depend on the availability of your television. Now it is possible to play Xbox games even on your laptop!
A lot of gaming enthusiasts worry about not being able to play their beloved Xbox games while away from home or if someone else is using the console. Microsoft to expand its cloud gaming, addressed the issue by introducing some very intriguing and friendly methods to play Xbox on laptop.
We as a part of this community take it upon ourselves to bring you closer to the advancements and updates that go on in the gaming world daily. So, with this article, we go into more detail and explore how you can dub your Xbox on laptop or in simpler terms, play Xbox games on your laptop.
Methods to play Xbox on laptop:
Method 1: Through streaming to Windows 10
This works only when both the devices are connected to the same internet connection, i.e., the network Wi-Fi and are located close to one another. This method comes in handy when someone else is using the home television. With this, you do not need to wait for the other person to finish whatever they are watching to continue or start your gaming session.
How to do it?
Step 1: Using the Xbox button on your controller, press the same on your home screen page.
Step 2: Go to the Profile and System tab, and choose the ‘Settings’ option.
Step 3: Once, the Setting tab opens, select ‘Device and Connections’. This will guide you to a list of more options, where you have to choose ‘Remote Features’.
Step 4: Navigate to ‘Xbox App Preferences’.
Step 5: Two menus’ will appear on your screen, on the right-side menu select ‘Allow game streaming to other devices and on the left side menu select ‘Only from Profiles signed in on this Xbox’ or ‘Allow connection from any devices’.
Step 6: Connect your Xbox One controller to your laptop using your USB connection or Bluetooth.
Step 7: Now, move to your laptop and click the Start button. On the search bar, type in ‘Xbox One companion’ and click on ‘Open’ when the new tab appears.
Step 8: After opening the Xbox One Companion App on your laptop you will see an icon that looks a lot like the Xbox console on the left sidebar. When you keep your cursor over the same, it will spell out as ‘Connection’.
Step 9: From the given list, click on the Xbox console you wish to connect with.
Step 10: For your last step click on the ‘Stream’ button.
To make this method work, make sure that the connection is constant between the two devices and also both the devices are updated with all the updates available for them.
Method 2: Using ‘Xbox Play Anywhere
The much-famed feature ‘Xbox Play Anywhere’ by Microsoft has been well received by the gaming community as it gives them the independence of playing their favourite or incomplete Xbox One game anywhere and anytime. You need not be close to your Xbox One console to play the same.
What’s amazing is that you can play the games with absolutely no additional charges and that you can very easily sync your game data between your Xbox One and your laptop.
For this, your owned game needs to be on the Xbox Play Anywhere list.
How to do it?
Step 1: Log into your Microsoft account by going to the Xbox Play Anywhere website.
Step 2: After logging in, go through the long list of games and select the ones you wish to play on your laptop. As mentioned above the games you select should be purchased by you, if not purchase the same right away.
Step 3: A pop-up will appear on your screen, advising you to do so with the Microsoft Store App. Click on ‘Get’ or ‘Install’, whatever option allows you to do it.
Step 4: After the game is fully installed, press ‘Launch’ and launch yourself literally into the game. There you have your Xbox on laptop.
Have fun with your long gaming sessions, no matter where you are or who is using your visual device. As the gaming industry continues to evolve and grow at a rapid pace, new developments and opportunities are being thrown at every gamer’s way very often. To get your daily updates on the same, make sure to visit our website HG World, for more such blogs and information.
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