Windows Insiders can now install Windows 10 UWP apps to Xbox One using their PC

Email Twitter: @abacjourn Apr 5th, 2017 inNews

Earlier today we reported on several enhancements to the Windows Store for Fast Ring Insiders, including a new progress bar and other UI improvements. As noted by Windows Central, and Richard Hay on Twitter, another one of these enhancements is the ability for Insiders to install certain UWP Windows 10 apps to their Xbox One using the Windows Store on PC.

Install apps to your Xbox from the Windows Store

As seen in the image above, the option to install an app on Xbox One from the PC appears between the Install and Share buttons in the latest Windows Insider version of the Windows Store. Of course, there is a catch. Only certain UWP apps that are available and searchable on both PC and Xbox One (OneDrive, NBC Sports, MSN Weather, etc.) will be able to installed via the new Windows Store feature.

Pressing on “Install on Xbox One,” nonetheless, will bring up a message which alerts users that the app is trying to be installed on Xbox One.  The user is also urged to go to Xbox Settings>System>Updates>Keep my games and apps up to date so they can find the app and anything else they’ve installed in “My Games and apps.” on Xbox One.


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