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Windows 10 Xbox app update improves game streaming quality

The Windows 10 Xbox app update will improve game streaming quality to full 1080p HD and 60fps.
 

The August update will start rolling out today and includes the ability to get full 1080p HD Xbox One to Windows 10streaming at a buttery smooth 60fps.
 
Of course, that’s if you’ve got the bandwidth to accommodate that though.
 
To unlock it, go to your Xbox app on Windows 10 and then Settings>Game Streaming and set the video encoding level to Very High.
 
That’s not the only feature coming with the August Xbox One update though.
 
You’ll also be able to right-click on one of your friends and send them a message or invite them to a party in the Xbox app on Windows 10.
 
In the Xbox app you’ll also see the Recently Played section has been given an update. You’ll now see how many friends have been played each game, or your last played date for each game along with your Gamerscore and Achievements percentage.
 
Related: How Windows 10 will upgrade your Xbox One

The update will also allow you to compare Achievements with your friends. From the Game Hub page, select Achievements>Compare to see all of the Achievements.
 
My Games has been updated with a new grid view with a quick jump list, with all your games sorted alphabetically.
 
You can also manually add games to your collection, as long as they have a link in the Start Menu. You do this by selecting My Games > Add a game from your PC.
 
The Xbox app on Windows 10 should automatically update when it becomes available in the Windows Store.
 

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