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Xbox Cloud Gaming has been available for PC for a while, but unlike xCloud's original rollout for Android, the PC version (along with iOS) has only been accessible via browser, which we've had mixed results with.

Fortunately, Microsoft has announced that as of today, Cloud Gaming is being rolled out to Xbox Insiders as part of the official Xbox app for PC, which in theory could potentially improve the experience compared to browser.

The games library is the same as you'd get on Android and iOS, although new features have been added such as "easy-to-access information on controller and network status, social features to stay connected with friends, and the ability to invite people – even those also playing on cloud without the game installed – to join you in a game."

There's no word on a public release yet, but we're assuming we won't have very long to wait at all.

"Today, we’re excited to announce we’re bringing Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) to the Xbox App on Windows 10 PCs for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members in 22 countries who are part of the Insider program."

"Xbox Cloud Gaming with the Xbox App provides the same great Xbox experience you’re used to: Play over 100 high-quality Xbox console games with your friends; pick up from a saved game you started on your Xbox; or try out a whole new game from the Xbox Game Pass library to decide if you want to download it to your console."

In related news, the update for the Xbox app also adds the long-awaited ability to utilise Remote Play, which means you can finally cast your Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S to your PC for the very first time. Another great addition!

Will you be trying out Xbox Cloud Gaming as part of the Xbox PC app? Let us know below.

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