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Xbox App on Windows 10 September Update Lets You Type to Xbox One From Your Phone

by Kyle Hanson

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The Xbox app on Windows 10 is set to receive its September update, bringing a bunch of new features. Along with the added functionality comes an Xbox app beta program, allowing fans to try out upcoming features before they hit the main app. Check out the list of new stuff and changes below:

Real-time Friends list presence: Your Friends list will automatically refresh with your friends’ on/offline status and the apps and games in which they’re currently engaged – including whether the game they’re playing can be joined via multiplayer or party.

Real-time Activity Feed updates: No need to hit refresh to see new Activity Feed items; keep the Xbox app open and your Activity Feed will let you know when there are new items to view, comment on, like, or re-share.

Game progress comparison: Feeling competitive? Discover how you stack up against your friends on specific game progress by visiting the Achievements section of your profile and selecting ‘Compare.’ You’ll enjoy a side-by-side comparison of your selected friends’ progress on games you’ve recently played, including game completion percentage, Gamerscore and Achievements earned.

Console text entry: We’re also bringing one of the most requested features from Xbox Feedback to the Xbox app on Windows 10 – the ability to use the Xbox app for text input on Xbox One. You will now be able to use the Xbox app and other inputs compatible with Windows devices – keyboards, touch keypads, and the like – to enter text in search boxes and more on Xbox One.

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