Microsoft recently changed the name of its Windows 10 Xbox app. From now onwards, the Big M will refer to it as the Xbox Console Companion App.

The tech giant says that users can specifically use this application to manage the features and settings of their Xbox console.

As far as the existing functionality of the app is concerned, gamers can use it to manage their messages and Xbox friend lists on their PC.

You need to install the latest OS

We have renamed our existing Xbox app to Xbox Console Companion app and it will be the best way to stay connected with your console experience. A new desktop experience is coming soon (requires Windows 10 May 2019 Update). Be sure to update and stay tuned for the latest!

This clearly means that your system must be running the Windows 10 May 2019 Update to enjoy the new desktop experience.

Earlier this year, Xbox chief Phil Spencer revealed that a bundle of enhancements are lined up to improve PC gaming.

We can expect some exciting new changes coming to your desktop very soon.

Microsoft has already started to work in this direction. The company recently updated the Game Bar with support for Spotify and meme. Furthermore, Microsoft plans to release various titles on Steam.

PC users want additional functionalities

One of the users who was already using this functionality stated that:

Likely with GamePass PC inclusion, with eventually plans for XCloud integration. We’ve known a lot of this was coming since the Nadella conference call a few months back. The key is just seeing how it all rolls out.

Another user expressed his desire for another exciting functionality:

I assume this will bring functionality to enable Xbox Live logins across their games sold on Steam or other platforms for achievements and online matchmaking.

However, the company has yet to announce any deadline for the release of the upcoming update. The gaming community is hopeful that the new experience will significantly improve the user experience.

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