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Xbox One streaming on Windows 10 has a hidden higher quality setting

The full potential of Windows 10’s Xbox One game streaming feature has been uncovered by some eagle-eyed Reddit posters.

The web users have uncovered a “very high quality” setting that goes beyond the “highest quality” setting readily available within the Xbox app.

The user, who goes by the handle OomaThurman, discovered the setting by fiddling with the userconsoledata file in the Xbox app folder in Windows 10. The new quality option was enabled by altering the IsInternalPreview flag to read ‘true’ rather than ‘false’.

Initial reports from sources like The Verge and Digital Foundry have found a marked different in the quality of the streams.

According to those early tests, games are looking sharper and less blurred, while others have noted streams are being pumped out in full 1080p when deploying the new quality setting.

Of course, enforcing the highest quality of stream will demand more bandwidth so, to avoid buffering, users’ internet connections will need be up to the task.

Read more: How Windows 10 will upgrade you Xbox One

The steps are relatively simple and low risk if you’re OK with delving around in system files. Instructions can be found on Reddit.

Enjoy those higher quality streams, guys.

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