Microsoft is now allowing Xbox One owners to stream their PC games to the console. They will also be able to use a controller to play the games. This has been made possible through a newly updated app called Wireless Display. It lets users play Steam or other games directly on the Xbox One.
That’s not all. Console owners will also be able to use their regular Xbox controller to not only control the remote PC but also control games using it. They will also be able to use the controller to deliver presentations through the Xbox.
The Wireless Display app makes this possible by establishing a Miracast connection between a PC and Xbox One. PC owners can easily stream to the Xbox with the Windows key + P combination. There will be different latency modes for watching videos and streaming games from a remote PC. Do keep in mind, though, that the app won’t allow streaming of protected content such as Netflix.
Microsoft has been testing this app with members of its Insiders program for a few months now under different names. It has now released the app as Wireless Display for all Xbox One owners. The app doesn’t have support for keyboard and mouse input, so it won’t be possible to use traditional inputs for gameplay when streaming PC titles to the Xbox One.