Microsoft Is Working On Streaming From The PC To The Xbox One

by Mike Futter on Jan 21, 2015 at 08:13 AM

At the Windows 10 briefing today, Microsoft announced that you’ll be able to stream Xbox One titles to a Windows 10 PC or tablet in your house. The company is working on making that a two-way street.

Speaking to a group following the event, Spencer says that Microsoft is exploring the possibility of bringing PC streaming to the Xbox One. This, in effect, could open the door to the type of streaming capabilities promised by the Steam Machines.

This would have broader functionality beyond gaming. Other types of applications could benefit from that type of wireless streaming, especially if there were simply a way to cede the Xbox One’s connection to a PC.


Our Take
If Microsoft were to get this working in a user-friendly way, it would provide a much larger barrier to Steam Machines than already exists. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer showed off Steam running on his Windows 10 PC, and being able to connect a keyboard and mouse to the Xbox One to play those games would be an enormous competitive advantage.