Wednesday’s worldwide launch of Microsoft’s latest operating system has drawn the attention of many in the tech community. As the successor to Windows 8, Windows 10 seeks to address many of the user interface problems first introduced in the previous iteration of Windows while introducing new features and functionality of its own. Crucially for gamers, one of the most important new features of Windows 10 is the addition of an Xbox App which allows users to sign in to their Xbox account, send Xbox Live messages, view Achievements, and play Xbox One games on their Windows 10 devices.
Here is a quick rundown of the Xbox App itself with some thoughts about what works and what doesn’t, and what the Xbox One can learn from Windows 10.
Installation of Windows 10 was quick and easy for me, although some Windows users have been experiencing problems with download authentications and other related issues. I participated in the free upgrade offer and began my download at 12:00 PM PST. Windows 10 was around 2.8GB in size.