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Windows Insiders can now launch cloud streaming games from controller bar

What you need to know

  • The Xbox Controller Bar allows Windows 11 users to easily launch games and game launchers from the Xbox Game Bar while a controller is connected.
  • A new Windows Insiders update can now add cloud streaming games to launch almost directly from the Controller Bar.
  • Other features including Auto HDR and party chat noise suppression are planned for the Xbox Game Bar.

The Windows Insiders Program announced a new feature for the Xbox Game Bar on Windows 11 that its members can test out. Now PC players in the program can launch cloud streaming games almost directly from the Xbox Controller Bar, when a controller is connected.

Microsoft showed off the new feature in the tweet below, as part of a larger livestream detailing new and upcoming Xbox Game Bar features. Once the bar is brought up either with Win+G or the Xbox button on the controller, the user selected Golf With Your Friends via cloud gaming and launched the game.

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