Stream games from Xbox One to PC

Applies to: Windows 10Xbox One


After you've turned on streaming and connected your PC to your Xbox One, you're ready to play!

  • From the Connect area in the Xbox app, select Stream to show the Xbox One screen and pick your game.

  • Or, while looking at an Xbox One game in the Xbox app, choose Play from console to start streaming the game immediately.

  • To stop streaming, press Esc. Or, move the mouse or tap the screen and choose Stop streaming.

  • Moving the mouse or tapping the screen is also how you get to a few other streaming options like the Xbox button, mute mic, bandwidth info, and streaming quality.


Make sure your PC meets the hardware requirements for game streaming. You'll need:

  • Processor: A multi-core processor with at least 1.5 GHz

  • RAM: At least 4 GB

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

  • Streaming: An Xbox One and a controller

Turn on streaming

Turn on game streaming on your Xbox One console:

  • On your Xbox One, double-tap the Xbox button to open the guide and choose Settings > All settings. Choose Preferences > Game DVR & streaming, and then select Allow game steaming to other devices.

  • Then, back up to Preferences and choose SmartGlass connections. Select From any SmartGlass device to allow anyone who's connected to your home network to stream games and TV. To limit streaming to only a few people, select Only from profiles signed in on this Xbox.


Connect your PC to your Xbox One:

  • On your PC, open the Xbox app and choose the Connection icon on the left side (looks like a little Xbox One).

  • Choose your Xbox and then choose Connect.

  • From now on, the Xbox app will connect to your Xbox One automatically, as long as it's on.

  • Note: if you need to find your console's name, on the console, open the guide, select Settings > All settings, and then choose System > Console info & updates. If you need to find its IP address, in Settings, choose Network > Network settings > Advanced settings.