Xbox App August 2015 update now supports 1080p/60fps streaming

Microsoft’s Larry Hryb aka Major Nelson has just informed his followers on Twitter that with the August 2015 update, the Xbox App for Windows 10 will now support 1080p/60fps streaming from Xbox One. When the feature first launched alongside Windows 10, the target resolution and frame rate for the streaming functionality had not been achieved.

Major Nelson’s tweet can be seen below.

Larry Hryb’s tweet also includes a sneak peak at the updated user interface of the Xbox app for Windows 10. Whether this user interface will extend to the mobile version of the app is not yet clear. Though, with Microsoft’s current emphasis on synergy and a single ecosystem, it’s very likely that it will make its way to portable Windows 10 devices.

At present, there is no information regarding the ability to stream PC games to the Xbox One. Though, this feature is expected to make its way to the Xbox app eventually via a future update, as promised by Xbox boss Phil Spencer during a Windows 10 event in January.

On his official Twitter page, Spencer also discussed that PC to Xbox One streaming would only make sense once mouse and keyboard support had been incorporated into the console. According to Spencer, both of these features aren’t far away.

What’s your take on the new Xbox One app interface? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Muhammad Ali Bari

Reviews Editor at GearNuke

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