Wireless support for Xbox One controller coming to new PCs

As the name would suggest, the Xbox Wireless platform enables an Xbox One controller and other accessories to connect to the console wirelessly.

However, if PC owners wish you use those same accessories they need a wireless dongle to enjoy the same cable-free luxury.

Today Microsoft announced that’s beginning to change by revealing the first PC to come built-in with Xbox Wireless support.

The first Windows 10 machine to receive this distinction is Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube, which will support all Xbox One wireless accessories straight out of the box.

Microsoft says there’ll be plenty more manufacturers to follow suit.

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“Going forward, you should expect to see both new PCs and new accessories that support Xbox Wireless as we create new ways for our fans to play seamlessly across devices,” the company wrote on the Xbox Wire blog.

The tech will support eight devices at once, enable stereo sound through wireless headsets and cross platform use across Windows and Xbox One.

For those who aren’t seeking to buy an entire new PC to enable the functionality, the Xbox Wireless Adaptor, which plugs right into the USB port, remains a pretty good option.