Xbox App Features in Windows 10 is impressive, even if you do not have an Xbox
Windows 10 brought a lot of new and impressive features. One of the best features is the new Xbox application. Even if you do not have an Xbox, this application is useful for everyone. You can use it to record games, create clips from any application, and even stream console games.
Recording gaming has become so popular, which is integrated in almost all consoles these days. Adding a game recorder for Windows 10 was the natural next step for Microsoft. Here’s the kicker, though: you can record more than just games. The Xbox application can burn almost any application running. While some applications can be exempted, most have not done. That means that the Xbox app is not just an awesome game recorder, it is an impressive tool screenshot.
If you are logged in implementing Xbox anytime DVR function game should be ready to go. If not, start the application and entrance. Once it is running, follow these steps to record a game or application:
- Press Win+G to open the Game Bar.
- If you see a box asking if this app is a game, click the checkbox next to “Yes, this is a game.”
- Click the red circle to start recording.
- When you’re done, press Win+G again and click the red circle to end the recording.
You can also press Win + Alt + R to start and stop recording, as long as you have already said the Xbox application that a particular application is a game. Once you have finished recording, you will get a notification in the Action Center (Win + A). You can click on the notification to go directly to the DVR application Xbox Game section and find your clips. Here you can trim clips and jump to the folder where the files are located.
It is unclear exactly which applications can and can not record. The game bar will not record Skype for the desktop, for example. However, the application can burn Xbox itself. Regardless of whether an application is actually a game, you can try using the DVR to record clips of it.
Use “Record That” to Save the Last 30 Seconds (or More) of a Game
Unless you’re a YouTube star, chances are you will not want to record everything you do on the off chance that something interesting happens. However, there are times when you do something completely rude and no one was around to see it. Like the Xbox can, Windows 10 users can now use the “Record to” function to save the last 30 seconds (by default, you can raise the limit) of what they are playing.
“Record that” works constantly recording what you are playing, but just keeping the last thirty seconds. At any time, you can open the game bar and click “Record to” (or press Win + Alt + G) to keep that video forever. This lets you decide retroactively to start recording after something cool happens.
To set it up, follow these steps:
- In the Xbox app, click on Settings in the left-hand sidebar.
- Click the Game DVR tab.
- Enable the toggle under “Record that.”
- Optional: Next to “Record the last:” you can click the drop down to adjust the recording buffer from 15 seconds to 10 minutes.
- Open the game or app you want to record.
- Press Win+G to open the Game Bar.
- Click “Yes, this is a game” if it asks.
As in the previous section, once you’ve become the “Record it” and designated an application like a game, you do not have to go through most of these steps. You can open the game bar to activate “Record it” or simply press Win + Alt + G.
Stream Your Xbox Games to Your PC From Your Console
Technically, this feature requires an Xbox One, but it is an impressive, so we include it. With Windows 10, Microsoft is also making it possible to transmit its Xbox One to your PC. Xbox will do the leg work of running the games, then send video and audio to your computer where you can play.
This can be useful for a number of reasons. For starters, it lets you play console exclusive on a computer. You can also hold the games if someone else in the household is using their living room television.
To start the transmission of their games, you need to set both the Xbox and PC. Here’s how to get started on the Xbox:
- Open Settings on your Xbox One.
- Select Preferences.
- Enable “Allow game streaming to other devices.”
- Under Smartglass Connections, enable either “From any SmartGlass device” or “Only from profiles signed in on this Xbox.”
Once your Xbox is set up, you’ll need to configure your PC. To do that, follow these steps:
- Make sure your PC and Xbox are connected to the same home network.
- Launch the Xbox app on your PC.
- In the left-side panel, click Connect.
- After the app scans for available Xboxes, choose yours from the list.
- Once it connects, select your Xbox.
- Choose “Stream.”
Once your Xbox and PC are connected, you can start the launch of Xbox One. To do this, select My Games from the left side of the application of Xbox, select the game you want to play and click “Play from console . ”
While the game is playing, you can connect a headset and create or join games like you would on your console. You will also have a new section in Settings to adjust the quality of streaming, if your game is not playing smoothly on your computer.