A new version of the Xbox app for Windows 10 has been released , with some exciting new features. Nothing super exciting, but things that app users might find useful right now or later in the future.
The appearance of the application has remained almost unchanged from the previous version, so some of them may seem strange. But don’t worry, this is one of the reasons why we came up with this article to highlight the changes and whether you need to take care of them.
Find Facebook friends with the Windows 10 Xbox app
The most notable change is the ability for users to link the Xbox app to their Facebook account . This allows users to find Facebook friends who have also linked their account to the Xbox app.
To do this, launch the Xbox Windows 10 app and take a look at it on the right, there should be an option to link to Facebook from there. Now, if it doesn’t appear in the right section, the next best option to search for an option is to visit the settings page.
Look at the left pane and select the icon at the very bottom, then click General . The ability to link your Xbox Live account to Facebook should be right here.
This feature is not very useful at this point because I personally have several people on Facebook who are part of the Xbox Live family and none of them can be found using this feature. This is because they have yet to link their accounts, which is not surprising as the Windows 10 Xbox app is very new and the Facebook feature is also new.
Hey guys, you can go ahead and give it a shot. You will most likely be more fortunate.
Another useful feature is the ability to do voice acting in Game DVR. Many fans have asked for this and we can say without a doubt that it works very well. Plus, if you’ve always wanted to purchase Xbox One games from within the app, this is now possible.
Previously, if users clicked the Store icon, they were uploaded to the Windows Store. People who have been using it since Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 should already know how useless it is. That’s why we were thrilled to know that the Xbox app now gives the user access to the Xbox Live Store.
From here, Xbox One owners can purchase game content for their console. Users can view images of any games or even watch videos created by the community.
Microsoft has also allowed users to add Xbox digital codes through the app. Is your Xbox Live subscription coming to an end? Well, you don’t need to turn on Xbox One to update your account, just do it right from the Xbox app.
Overall, the new features are great and it just shows how Microsoft is taking the Xbox app for Windows 10 very seriously.