How to Enable or Disable Game Streaming from Xbox One
InformationGame streaming is the ability to play Xbox One games remotely from your Xbox One console on any Windows 10 PC on your home network.
- This feature allows you to leave your living room and play your favorite Xbox One games anywhere with access to your home network.
- Game streaming uses the power of the Xbox One console to manage the game. Your Windows 10 PC becomes a remote second screen so you can roam freely around your home while continuing to enjoy your Xbox One console and games.
This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable game streaming from your Xbox One.
To take advantage of game streaming, you need:
- Xbox One console: Game streaming must be enabled in Settings.
- Windows 10 PC: You must be signed in to the Xbox app with the same gamertag as on the Xbox One console.
- Network connectivity: The Windows 10 PC and the Xbox One console must be on the same home network. Options:
- Wired - Ethernet connection (recommended for both PC and Xbox One console)
- Wireless - 802.11 N/AC wireless connection
For best performance, it's recommend that your Windows 10 PC have:
- At least 2 gigabytes of RAM
- 1.5 GHz CPU or faster
- Network connection to your home network:
- Best performance: Wired Ethernet connection
- Good performance: Wireless – 5 GHz 802.11 N or 802.11 AC wireless access point
- Limited performance: Wireless – 2.4 GHz 802.11 N or 802.11 AC wireless access point
1. Scroll left from the Home screen to open the guide, select Settings, and select All settings. (see screenshot below)
2. Select Preferences on the left. (see screenshot below)
3. Select Game DVR & streaming. (see screenshot below)
4. Select to check (enable) or uncheck (disable) Allow game streaming to other devices for what you want. (see screenshot below)
5. Press the B button on your Xbox One wireless controller. (see screenshot below)
6. Select SmartGlass connections. (see screenshot below)
7. Select (dot) the SmartGlass connection you want. (see screenshot below)
NoteTo enable, select: From any SmartGlass device or Only from profiles signed in on this Xbox
To disable, select: Don't allow SmartGlass connections.
8. If you like, press the Xbox button on your Xbox One wireless controller to go back to the Home screen. (see screenshot below)
9. If both step 4 and step 7 above were enabled, you are now ready to stream a game from Xbox One to your Windows 10 PC when you like.