Microsoft has released a new app for the Xbox One that allows users to project the screen of their PC, phone, or tablet onto their TV.
The Wireless Display app is currently only available to members of the Xbox One preview program and can be accessed easily by initiating the “Extend your screen” Quest. The quest will take you directly to the Xbox Store page of the app, which you can then download. Once the download is complete, you can then launch the app, which will present the name of your Xbox on screen. At this point, you can search for the Xbox using your PC, phone, or tablet to then project it to your console.
The Wireless Display app supports Miracast, which many current mobile devices and PCs support, so it should be relatively easy to cast your screen to your TV. Unfortunately, iOS devices and premium content aren’t supported as well as devices that enable HDCP protection.
We tested the new Wireless Display app and ran into some trouble getting our Samsung Galaxy S6 to connect, but we didn’t have any issues connecting the Galaxy Note 4 to it. If you plan on checking the app out, don’t get too frustrated if it doesn’t work completely.
We learned the Xbox One will be receiving the ability to stream games earlier this month, and with the release of the Wireless Display app, the console is preparing itself to be a better all-in-one entertainment hub.