Microsoft’s new Wireless Display app brings PC streaming to Xbox One

CREDIT Microsoft

CREDIT Microsoft

The new Wireless Display app was released by Microsoft today on Xbox One and it allows you to stream content that you have on your PC directly to your Xbox One to then view on your TV.

Microsoft has debuted its new and improved Wireless Display app for Xbox One, bringing cable-free PC streaming to its home console.

How does it all work?

According to The Verge, the app has been available to testers for a while now, and uses Miracast to create a connection between a PC and Xbox One.

The new Wireless Display app features the choice of full controller use, remotely controlling your desktop, laptop, or tablet with an on-screen thumbstick-controlled cursor. That functionality has now been expanded, giving PC gamers the ability to project their games to their living room television via an Xbox One console.

As with other Xbox One Wireless Controllers, the Phantom White Special Ediiton will have textured grips, a 3.5mm headphone jack, button mapping and Bluetooth for Windows 10 or Samsung Gear VR, as well as 14-day Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold trials. Ideally, the source device would be connected to the local network via ethernet, as having both devices connected with wifi will add additional latency and potential headaches to the equation.

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