The vast majority of the buzz coming out of Microsoft’s Windows 10 announcement has focused on Project HoloLens, and with good reason. But there was another important announcement in there, one that was key simply for the shift it signifies: You’ll be able to stream Xbox One gameplay onto any Windows 10 device.
“Streaming” means many different things these days, but what this means here is this: If you own an Xbox One, you can play games on your tablet or PC as long as it’s hooked up to the same network as the Xbox, which runs the game. There’s tremendous convenience here. Someone’s watching TV and you want to play Halo? Don’t want to pause Sunset Overdrive while you take a bathroom break? Sorry, that one is gross to think about.