Microsoft has updated its Xbox app for Windows 10 by adding more features that flesh out services such as recorded game play.
Xbox evangelist Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb announced that more features are now available on the Xbox app on Windows 10 as part of a monthly effort to make Windows 10 as seamless at running game services as the Xbox Live service on Microsoft’s game consoles. It’s all part of a grand strategy to unite the gaming community across Windows, Xbox, and Microsoft mobile devices.
With the new features, you can now view the game clips you created on the Xbox One console and watch popular videos from the Xbox Community. You can also download your game clips from Xbox Live directly to your PC.
Your activity feed will now let you “like” comments and delete your own activity feed posts. Your profile header will now be collapsed by default to show more profile information on the screen. You will be able to use the search box at the top of the friends list to find an existing friend by “gamertag, looking for them by their real name if they have shared it with you. You can also search the activity feed by game title to see which of your friends are playing.
You will also be able to change the window sizing for the Xbox app. The app will intelligently display different views depending on the size of the application window. Microsoft says this better supports a broader range of PCs with varying screen and windows sizes, and it serves as a performance improvement to reduce memory.
You will also be able connect from the Xbox app on Windows 10 to your Xbox One console, so you can remotely control your Xbox One from the Xbox app using a virtual game controller.
After you connect, you can also access OneGuide and the Universal Remote Control to change channels, manage volume, or access the DVR on your set-top box connected to your Xbox One.
Starting today, you’ll also be able to see recently played Xbox Live games across devices — including Windows 10 devices, Windows Phone, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
The Xbox app will automatically update to the March version when it becomes available in the Windows Store. Earlier this week, Microsoft began rolling out the Xbox One update for March.