Windows Store update allows users to install apps onto Xbox One

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A new Windows Store update allows users to install Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps directly onto their Xbox One, no matter where you’re purchasing the app.

Previously, shoppers could purchase games from the Windows Store and have them remotely install on your Xbox One. Now, this same magic applies to apps that appear both on the PC Windows Store and Xbox Store.

While Xbox users may not be jumping for joy that they can finally download their favorite UWP apps from their desktops to their Xbox Ones, this move does signal that Microsoft will continue to find ways to integrate its three main platforms: Xbox, PC, and mobile.

The latest version of Windows Store will also feature a slimmer download bar that displays the active download speed of whatever app you’re installing.

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BrigandPosted:

It sounds like a decent idea to begin with but can't see this being so beneficial even if they continue to update to integrate the 3 platforms.

MikeyPosted:

Yea I suppose this is a good idea, I won't benefit much from it though

SkatesPosted:

This is alright, I don't download much apps off the Windows store anyways.

DecyPosted:

I mean it could be useful as its easier to navigate the store on PC than xbox but it doesn't really make that all much of a difference.

MitochondriaPosted:

Petite Not really sure what good comes out of this, does that mean their allowing non-profit companies release apps that can be used on xbox? or is this only official approved apps?


UWP means from console/PC pretty much, apps that work across phones, pc, notebooks,and consoles. So in a sense yes they are fully reviewed first.

PetitePosted:

Not really sure what good comes out of this, does that mean their allowing non-profit companies release apps that can be used on xbox? or is this only official approved apps?