Microsoft brings xCloud to Windows PCs with the Xbox app

Microsoft today announced that xCloud will be available for Windows PCs via its Xbox app. Xbox Insiders can access a brand new Xbox app with Xbox Cloud Gaming built in. Similar to how xCloud works over the internet, all you need is a compatible controller that can be connected via Bluetooth or USB in order to access Xbox games on a Windows 10 computer.The new Xbox app will feature a cloud games section that gives you access to all the games on xCloud. Jason Beaumont, partner director of Xbox Experiences, said that we have added some new features to make it easier to get started. These include easy-to-access information about controller status and network status, social features that allow you to stay connected with your friends, and the ability for you to invite others, even if they are not playing the game.Xbox Insider testers can access the new Xbox app from 22 countries by signing up for the Windows Gaming preview via the Xbox Insider Hub App. The Game Pass section will allow you to access cloud games, which allows you to re-start Xbox games that you have started on a console or the cloud.The new Xbox app allows you to stream games from a local Xbox.If youre not an Xbox tester, you can still access xCloud over at, and Microsoft will likely bring this full experience to the Xbox app on Windows in the coming months.