Everyone has their favorite games. But the subscription options are a hurdle for many gamers. In most cases, you will need to buy a license for every instance of a game you install. That is quite costly because if you have a problem with your gaming device, your access to the games is lost. You can now play Xbox games on Windows 10 wherever you are, thanks to the new Xbox play anywhere.
You are already familiar with Xbox, and you know how to choose your games and play them on your Xbox. But have you wondered how to play those games on your Windows 10 PC? In this article, you will learn more about the Xbox Play Anywhere, and how to play Xbox games on Windows 10.
What is Xbox Play Anywhere?
The digital era keeps advancing, and Microsoft decided to make Xbox games available on Windows 10 PCs. The Xbox Play Anywhere is a collection of digital games that are available to play on your Xbox One console as well as Windows 10. You can, however, only play the games in one instance at a time.
When subscribing to a game, you have to make sure it is marked with the Xbox Play Anywhere label. Not all games on Xbox One can be played on Windows. But according to the Xbox Play Anywhere official website, they are adding new games to the list.
Playing Your Xbox Play Anywhere Games
There is no difference at all on how you play your favorite games when you sign in to the Xbox Play Anywhere. They are the same games you usually play on your console, but now they are integrated to your Windows 10 PC. You can play your games from your console as well the PC.
When you play Xbox games on Windows 10, you will access all your games progress as well as other games features and updates. The Xbox Play Anywhere makes your Xbox games portable so you can carry it along to your vacation on your Windows 10 gaming laptop. All you need is to sign in to your Xbox Live account from your Windows PC to sync the games.
What Are the Costs and Setup Fees?
When it comes to gaming, people are used to paying for every new feature and update. The Xbox Play Anywhere, however, is a development to make your favorite games available as a digital download for your Windows 10 PC. You are not required to pay any penny to play Xbox games on Windows 10 PC.
How to Get the Xbox Play Anywhere
To play Xbox games on Windows 10, you need to meet some minimum requirements. You will need to install the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition on your PC. Previous versions of Microsoft Windows will not work with Xbox games. You will also need to install the latest updates on your Xbox One Console to enable the Xbox Play Anywhere features.
Once you have updated your Xbox One and Windows 10 devices, you are now ready to start enjoying the Xbox games from your Windows PC. The next step is to ensure that you use the same email address to sign in to your Microsoft account. If you use a different email address to sign in to your Xbox Live account from the one registered with your Windows 10 PC, you will need to update so they are the same.
To buy an Xbox game for both your console and PC, you need to sign in with your Microsoft account (the one you set up from the step above). You can use either your PC or your Xbox gaming console to purchase your favorite games to play on both devices. But make sure that the game has the Xbox Play Anywhere label before you buy it. If your game is not yet supported, you may want to wait for updates to see if it will be included in a later release.
Using any of your devices, you can visit these places to buy your Xbox Play Anywhere titles:
- Xbox One console
- Windows Store
- The Xbox App (available for Windows 10, Android, and iOS)
- Digital Game Codes from retailers that participate in the Xbox Play Anywhere program.
Accessing Your Game Purchases on Xbox One and Windows 10
When you buy your games using any of the methods mentioned above, you need to install them on your system so that you can play. On your Xbox One console, you will need to open the “My Games and Apps” menu. You will see the newly purchased games under the “Ready to Install” submenu item.
On your Windows 10 PC, open the “My Library” menu item to access the games. You can now install them, and play Xbox games on Windows 10. That is all you need.
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