Xbox One Now Streams Xbox Series X|S Games (Only Available For Testers, For Now)
A new feature available for testers allows the 2013 console to play Xbox Series X games.
Microsoft has rolled out a new Xbox One update that introduces support for cloud gaming on the console, allowing users to stream Xbox Series X|S-quality games on the aging console. This feature is currently only available for testers, however.
The October 25 update for Alpha Skip-Ahead users added cloud gaming support on Xbox One, a console originally released in 2013 and very underpowered compared to the Series X|S. The feature was already made available on Xbox Series X|S for testers in the Xbox Insider program, which is free and open to everyone to enroll in.
Xbox Cloud Gaming allows users to stream a selection of Game Pass titles to their console. While the quality isn't always perfect, and it can fluctuate depending on the strength and consistency of your connection, it's a nice option to try out a game without needing to download it. Microsoft says downloading a game to your hard drive will offer the best experience, however.
With this new feature, it means Xbox One owners can not only stream Series X|S versions of Xbox games, but also new-generation exclusives that Xbox One owners wouldn't otherwise have access to on that console.
The same October 25 update made it easier to stream to Twitch. These updates are available now for testers before Microsoft rolls them out for everyone at a later date.
As mentioned, you can join the Xbox Insider program and enroll your console in one of the testing rings for a chance to try out updates before they are released for everyone.
As for Xbox Cloud Gaming, it remains in beta, but Microsoft has high hopes for it. The company has a bold ambition to reach 3 billion gamers worldwide, and thanks to Xbox Cloud Gaming, everyone with a smartphone is a potential customer, in addition to PC and console.