5 Amazing Xbox App (Beta) Features that Will Keep you Glued to Gaming
The must-have gadgets during Covid-19: The latest Xbox app (beta) now allows every gamer to connect on-the-go with others in the community.
Xbox gaming has kept the nerves cool and our spirits high for the most part of the lockdown. Must say, without gaming consoles and platforms like Xbox and others, it would have been mighty tough to keep ourselves sane during these challenging times. Keeping up with its long-standing tradition of staying ahead of the gaming competitions with some really powerful features and customized personalization, Microsoft has launched Xbox app in its beta version. The latest Xbox app (beta) now allows every gamer to connect on-the-go with others in the community. All these is experienced on the device or gadget of your choice.
In this article, I will share the top 5 most-amazing features of Microsoft Xbox app (beta) that would delight any gamer.
Gaming Experience Goes Mobile and Smart
There were around 2.5 billion video gamers in the world in 2016 — a market that earned annual revenue of over 90 billion US dollars in 2020, up from 78 billion in 2017. Today’s Gen Z population prefer to consumer interactive media and play online games on their smartphones. Compared to gaming consoled and video game arenas, smart phone screens were always marred by limited screen sizes and resolution thresholds putting off the most conducive gaming experiences expected by the gamers. Xbox app (beta) puts an end to these limitations with Xbox experience.
Xbox Experience puts gaming experience at the center of every gamer’s life.
You can access Xbox app (beta) from hardware of your choice:
- Xbox Support on the web;
- Xbox Assist on the console;
- Xbox Game Pass on Android phone, tablet or PC.
So, Microsoft Xbox Experience is a unified gaming personalization platform for every gamer who want to stay connected to their friends, family and developers. The love of gaming has inspired Xbox team to leverage gamer data and behavioral analytics in designing the most advanced online video gaming experience. This would be manifesting in the form of upcoming launch of Xbox Series X|S in November.
Here on, Xbox app (beta) is available for preview and download for all Android and Tablet users.
Xbox Remote Play
A cool addition — Xbox Remote Play in the new beta version of Xbox app allows a user-friendly option of adding consoles to phones and tablets. What does this mean for gamers?
You no longer have to download your favorite games separately for your each of your devices. Download once and continue to play your game as soon as you have access to Xbox One.
Adrenaline Rush Redefined: App Versions Now on Fast Download and Fast Play Mode
Microsoft has confirmed it has cut the Xbox app launch / loading time by at least 2 seconds, smoothening the app navigation with new features and updates based on gamer feedback.
Xbox App (beta) helps you to connect with the new Xbox Series X or Series S that could be set up for the first time. All you have to do is use the mobile app to log in and select your settings while your console updates. Console settings can be controlled from your account seamlessly, thus saving precious time that was otherwise earlier lost to navigation and managing device setting every time you logged in to a new device.
Party Mode: Chat, Notifications and Sharing Moments
Xbox app (beta) is a social media messaging tool for gamers. You can use the same console setting and dashboard to not only send your private messages but also invite new friends and followers to parties, group chats and gaming duels. With one single action, you can update, edit and clear all notifications across your Xbox accounts.
The coolest feature has to be the Voice-enabled chat that works even with your Bluetooth headset or AR VR gadget. AI and Natural Language Processing technologies behind this feature? Guesses…
“Chat with Friends” will work with the Windows 10 PCs, to-be-launched Xbox Series X|S and, on Xbox One.
The new set of Xbox Wireless Controller device has been upgraded with “Share” button to enhance the level of connectivity and compatibility across all registered devices, accessories and platforms. Xbox App (beta) now allows you to use the “share” button built in so you can capture your best gaming moment with the press of a button. The new app also delivers smart sharing experience if you wish to share favorite gaming moments, game clips and screenshots with friends from your mobile phone.
Compatible platforms where Xbox app (beta) is already setup for sharing: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and other popular social media and free private online messaging platforms.
For those asking for OTT and Connected TV gaming experience, don’t be surprised in the near future when Xbox App (beta) actually launches one to satisfy you. In fact, they already embedded a technology called – ‘Dynamic Latency Input (DLI)’, which includes specific technology in the console and the HDMI connection to your TV.
Seriously cool, huh!
Xbox app allows you to showcase your gaming achievements using your profile that can be shared with Xbox community. The mobile-first experience is one of its kind in the neo-gaming platform that lets you become a GOAT in your own right.
The ‘Highlight’ feature works on every device that you’re able to sign in on — including as many Xbox consoles or Xbox Apps as you want, all at the same time.
Search GOATs and Followers
Xbox lets you find your own battle grounds and party zones. The easy to use “Search” feature is what makes Xbox App (beta) a dynamic platform for every gamer who likes to use consoles and mobile to not just play, but also connect for chats, parties and other social activities.
You can search gamers and people based on their name, address and locality. You can even use a ‘game tag’ to improve your search result on Xbox.