Stream games and TV from your Xbox

Stream from your Xbox console to your PC to enjoy great console games and TV from the convenience of your PC.

1. Check your hardware

You’ll need a PC with at least a 1.5 GHz multicore processor and 4 GB of RAM, an Xbox One console, and a controller attached to your PC. To see system info, Select the Start

Start symbol
button, then select Settings > System > About .

A wired Ethernet connection works best for streaming. If possible, connect both your PC and your Xbox One to your router using network cables. For a wireless connection, use an 802.11 N or newer wireless adapter.

2. Turn on streaming

On your Xbox One, go to Settings > Preferences > Game DVR & streaming. Check the box for Allow game streaming to other devices.

Back up one level, to Settings > Preferences > SmartGlass connections. Select From any SmartGlass device to allow anyone who’s connected to your home network to stream games. To limit streaming to only a few people, select Only from profiles signed in on this Xbox .

3. Make the connection

Turn on your Xbox One, and sign in with the same account you use to sign in to your PC. On your PC, start the Xbox app. Select Connect from the Xbox app menu, then select the Xbox console you want to connect to. Next time, the Xbox app will connect to your Xbox One automatically.

Screenshot of streaming settings

4. Time to play!

Once you’re connected to your console, select Stream and choose OneGuide for TV, or the game you want to play. Or, choose an Xbox One game anywhere in the app, and then select Play from console to stream it.

If you're having trouble with game streaming, go to Troubleshooting Xbox app game streaming on Windows 10.


Article ID: 17202 - Last Review: Sep 29, 2016 - Revision: 16