Microsoft has finally opened up the possibility! The software titan has now made it possible for users to install UWP apps on Xbox One, straight from a Window 10 PC.
A functionality that gamers has long been asking for.
The company updated the Windows Store yesterday — for Insiders, at least. And it brought with it a few user interface improvements and new designs for the app on devices powered by Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile.
However, as the screenshot below shows, there was another interesting little feature that Redmond did not list with the changelog that accompanied the update.
And that being the ability to install Windows 10 apps on the Xbox One, directly from a PC powered by the operating system. Of course, this functionality is not available for any application on the Windows Store, but only for those that are available on both Windows 10 and Xbox One.
In other words, coded for the console.
Right now, it is possible to install apps like the default Microsoft Photos, Maps, Camera, MSN Weather and Skype Preview on Xbox One by requesting the deployment from a Windows 10 computer.
Obviously, only Windows Insiders that are enrolled on the Fast, Slow and Release Preview rings of the preview program have access to this welcome new functionality.
But others will be able to do this too, in due time.
Sadly, the update released for Windows 10 Mobile does offer this prowess, and there is no indication that it will. But then again, you never know with Microsoft when it comes to its mobile operating system these days.
If you are an Insider, simply update the Windows Store to its latest version in order to be able to access this feature on your Windows 10 PCs.