Game streaming is one of the best parts of Windows 10 and an update announced today stands to make it even better. The August Xbox update brings 1080p/60fps streaming to the Windows 10 Xbox app, along with some other improvements to the gaming experience.
For many gamers, the initial streaming experience was fine, with few noticeable problems in streaming the audio and video over WiFi. But some more dedicated gamers weren’t happy with streaming at lower quality. However, reddit sleuth OomaThurman spotted a “very high” setting a few days ago, buried deep in the system files.
It appears that setting is now coming to everyone. Users can enable the 1080p/60fps mode by navigating to Settings > Game Streaming section on the Windows 10 Xbox app and setting the encoding level to Very High. The new streaming mode does eat up a huge amount of bandwidth, so users may want to use a wired connection to get the best results.
The Xbox update also includes a couple other Windows 10 app improvements. Streamers will also be able to control notifications on their desktop, check up on friends’ achievements, and see more details about friends’ recently played games. Users will also be able to add games straight from their PCs and add links to those games to the Start Menu. Check out all the details over at the Xbox Wire.