Xbox app on Windows 10 – February 2015 Feature Summary

The Xbox app on Windows 10 has an updated version available starting today. Our goal is to continue to provide monthly updates of the Xbox app, to collect feedback and ideas from our community. There are a few small updates this month with more to come going forward.

You will automatically get updated to the February version of the Xbox app, when it becomes available in the Store (Beta). Once you receive the update, your version number should be 2.2.1502.02017 or higher. You can verify the version number of the Xbox app under Settings. The following features have been updated this month:

• Top Navigation Bar. The smiley face  can be used to send feedback about the app to the product team, get access to forums for the Xbox app, and you can now rate the Xbox app.

• Friends. The user experience for Friends has been updated so that you now see Suggested Friends under a Suggestions header at the top of the Friends list, with a See all button to browse the entire list of VIPs on Xbox and People you May Know. Additionally, you can now start typing in the Friends search box to instantly find specific friends.

• Settings. Small fit and finish items were added to the settings page.

 

Want to help test out Windows 10 (and the Xbox app) ? Sign up for the Windows Insider program

 

 

Comments

  • Xbot #984-522-17

    So, If I get the Windows 10 preview and download the app. It’ll work??

    Like

    • http://www.newsquaare.tumblr.com/ João Soares

      yes

      Like

      • ImTheMetalLord

        Do you always answer bots? LOL

        Like

      • ImTheMetalLord

        So I’ll say it again and again and again as many times as I have to until one gets approved after I’m attacked by the flagger.

        Do you often respond to Bots?

        Like

  • Vince

    It’s like Steam, but not really…

    Like

    • ElektroDragon

      Everything MS has ever done has been fully compatible with Steam, including this and the unfairly maligned Games for Windows Live (RIP).

      Like

      • https://twitter.com/Ganon255 Ganon255

        I liked GFWL. It’s just too bad it was so poorly implemented and supported. I thought it was cool to have LIVE functionality (gamercards, leaderboards, achievements, friends lists, ect.) with PC games.

        Like

    • qqehrerqg

      It’s a shame that Microsoft didn’t have the forethought to allow cross-platform games to use the same OS/API code base between PC and the Xbox One, I cannot stand gaming at mobile phone/tablet resolutions. (Aka. 1080P and below.)
      Add in various artifacts from “streaming” the game from the Xbox One to the PC and it just won’t look pretty for me.

      I think I will just keep the Xbox around for just Halo, PC everything else, PC games are generally cheaper too…

      Like

  • http://www.enventys.com Kurt Jordan

    when will game streaming be available?

    Like

  • durp

    I like how you dont support 7 anymore…

    Like

    • Nick Peck

      Its old and busted, time to move on. Its so slow next to win8 as well imo.

      Like

  • Todd Allen Wolven III

    Nelson have you tried out the streaming to windows 10 feature? Is there any input lag or is it perfect? Can you use keyboard and mouse for games or only controller? Any possibility of adding streaming to Xbox from windows for controller supported games?

    Like

  • Robert Rickett

    It’s funny how Microsoft releases operating systems with the same security flaws it’s had since XP. I’ll stick to my Ubuntu with REAL encryption and security. Also, it’s funny how 9 out 10 dominating servers in the world use Linux and 8 out of 9 super computers use Linux as well. Too bad Xbox One doesn’t run Linux?

    Like

    • Sanpei

      Too bad Linux doesnt support DX 12

      Like

      • Robert Rickett

        Well, DX12 has to do with the CPU communicating with the GPU in which is great if you’re creating games but, it doesn’t help with encryption or sysem security. It’s just funny how the creators of TrueCrypt created an unbreakable encryption program (Unless the user uses a weak password) that even the worlds best governments can’t get into but, Microsoft, the worlds largest computer company can’t create a way to protect people from a script kiddie program called Kon-boot.

        Like

      • http://www.kevin-fell.co.uk/ Kevin Fell

        TrueCrypt is not secure.

        Like

      • Robert Rickett

        If a user has a 64 character password that uses Alpha, loweralpha, numeric and special characters, it would take Millions of years to crack it. And, if they also use a keyfile, it’s impenetrable. NO government agency has EVER been able to gain access to a container encrypted with TrueCrypt unless the idiot used a dictionary word. TrueCrypt was forced to shutdown because it’s SO secure that if a person uses a strong password and keyfile, the government couldn’t gain access to it.

        Like

      • http://www.luilha.com/ Leandro Grião Barbosa

        What the hell this have to do with Xbox App?

        Like

      • qqehrerqg

        There is no “Unbreakable Encryption”, it will never exist, you cannot have perfect security, it’s literally impossible, only a simpleton would think otherwise.

        You can have a house, and then have titanium bars on the windows and doors… But it’s not that difficult to simply just smash through the walls, you may need something a bit heavier for brick however, but you get the point.

        See there is this thing called “Moore’s Law”, over time we get more and more compute performance, thus today’s 256bit or higher encryption will EVENTUALLY be able to be brute forced in mere seconds.
        8/16/32/64bit encryption is now laughable for instance, yet used to be cutting edge.

        Like

    • qqehrerqg

      In hacker competitions Linux is the one who gets hacked, cracked and turned inside-out first.
      Then it’s MacOS…

      Then much much much much later Windows will succumb to their efforts.

      Linux only *seems* secure because much like MacOS it’s not targeted as often thanks to a smaller marketshare, it’s simply not as lucrative.

      Conversely, Microsoft pumps more man-hours and dollars to fix security flaws, not to mention has a rhythmic update cycle to boot, the reason why it seems Microsoft is patching the same flaw multiple times is that sometimes there are multiple “similar” attack paths to a flaw.

      And as a PC gamer… Linux and MacOS are both useless pieces of trash to me, you couldn’t pay me to use them, they suck.

      Like

    • Some guy

      If you want REALZ security, just unplug your internet cable.

      Like

  • NewKrypton82

    I got Windows 10 but how do I get the app? All I see on the store is smartglass apps.

    Like

  • Sanpei

    We need this GUI on XBO at once…Current interface is slow, buggy, not user-friendly and really awful…

    Like

    • qqehrerqg

      I thought the same initially, but I’ve gotten used to it now.

      Like

    • ImTheMetalLord

      If you are experiencing lag on the GUI you might want to plug the console directly in the wall (if it isn’t already) while you power cycle your console, hold the power button for 5-10 seconds till it goes off, then unplug the power supply from the back of the console, then unplug it from a powers tip or surge protector. The power brick operates as it’s own surge protector and it sounds like you are not getting enough power to your console. (which happens when you share power on said devices.)

      Like

  • beardyman3218

    Im looking forward to windows 10 on xbox one. DX12 and universal apps.

    Like

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/0Bennyman 0Bennyman

    How big of a risk is getting Windows 10? Don’t want my computer to brick if something goes wrong😛.

    Like

    • ImTheMetalLord

      They recommend that it not be your only computer. Once I read that I said I’ll wait.

      Like

  • Navin Bhandari

    can u stream games from the xbox one to the windows 10 trial software on pc?

    Like

  • Devin Green

    It’s silly that any of you would actually believe that any security mechanism is uncrackable. It’s only a matter of money and/or time.

    Like

  • Mando44646

    um when did W10 release?

    Like

    • Lucky13X

      It’s in Preview, and will be available as a free upgrade for a year when it is released later this year.

      Like

    • Navin Bhandari

      it didnt its a trial
      it actually works quite well..video playback seems better

      Like

  • Nick Peck

    So you have such high profile info on your PC that you need to worry about this? Ubuntu lol, garbage imo, but to each his own. Same for me, I have NEVER had any security issues using windows since 3.1. 9.9 times out of 10 it’s user error that invites trouble in the first place.

    Like

blog comments powered by Disqus