Microsoft is preparing another huge update for Xbox One, as the new version of console’s OS rolls out. Two most important features of this update are game streaming and introduction of Xbox 360 backward compatibility.
Game streaming and backward compatibility are actually only bigger features that this update brings, because we didn’t notice any user interface-changing additions or improvements.
Microsoft is talking a lot about game streaming in Windows 10 ever since it was announced way back in January this year. Game streaming feature allows users to stream any game from Xbox One console to any PC that powered by Windows 10 that has Xbox app installed on it. The feature proved to be very reliable while it was in the testing phase, so we should expect quality streams when it comes out. Read more details about this feature in this article.
As for the backward compatibility, this feature is even bigger and more important addition to Xbox One and it’s going to delight all Xbox 360 users who also own the Xbox One. The feature was announced back at E3 conference, and it is going to allow players to play all Xbox 360 games they already own on Xbox One. So you don’t have to worry about what you’re going to do with all your old Xbox 360 titles. This addition is also very smart marketing move by Microsoft, because it should attract more people to buy Xbox One console.
Both of these big additions are available for testing to Xbox Preview users, but they will soon become available to all Xbox One users. Game streaming feature will make its way to Xbox One along with Windows 10, on July 29th, while the Xbox 360 backward computability will arrive a couple of months later, probably sometime in the fall, or early winter.
In addition to all of this, Microsoft also recently updated its Xbox app for Windows 10, so you’ll be able to comfortably stream your games and share your activity once the system gets released.