How to stream Xbox One games to your Windows 10 PC with Oculus Rift

There’s a good news for Oculus Rift owners. Xbox One game streaming is now available for the Oculus Rift on Windows 10. This newly added functionality to Xbox will make it possible for gamers to experience their games in a virtual reality environment via a free app. The Xbox One streaming to Oculus Rift app for Oculus Rift appears very much similar to Windows 10 version of Xbox streaming. It, however, allows users to control the orientation of games in a more life-like virtual environment.

Rift works natively with Windows 10. This makes it easier to set up and have an incredible VR gaming experience. Moreover, you get the fastest frame rates and enhanced gaming performance owing to DirectX 12 technology that unlocks the full capabilities of new Windows 10 graphics hardware, made-for-VR games on Windows 10.

Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app requirements

  1. Xbox One
  2. Free Xbox Live account
  3. Network connection

Read: What is a VR ready PC? How to check if your laptop is VR ready?

Stream Xbox One games to Windows 10 PC with Oculus Rift

Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app

To get started, you need two things. First, an Oculus Rift running on a Windows 10 PC. Second an Xbox One gaming console. Both should be running on the same network.

With the above in place, download the Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app in the Oculus Store and launch it. You can download it here.

Once the app loads for you, select your Xbox One from the list.

As soon as you get connected to your Xbox One, you’ll notice a streaming image right from your console.

In few minutes, the new Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app will get connected to your Xbox One via your home network.

When connected, your console’s video output will be streamed to your Rift headset and projected onto a wall or screen of your choice, offering immersive VR environments in 3 modes:

  1. Citadel
  2. Retreat
  3. Dome

Select the one, as desired and you’re all set to go. As you know, Xbox Wireless Controller is included with every Rift purchase. If you are not sure about your PC’s capability to drive VR experiences, visit here.

Please note, the streaming experience takes full advantage of your home network. It’s always good to have both, PC running Oculus Rift and Xbox One using a wired Ethernet connection to get the best virtual experience, says Microsoft.

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