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This is how to unlock 'very high' quality Xbox One to Windows 10 streaming

The setting is unavailable by default, but it can easily be accessed for increased visual fidelity in streams.

Intrepid tinkerers have discovered a way to stream Xbox One games to the PC via the Windows 10 Xbox app at a higher quality than Microsoft made available by default.

Found by a Reddit user and further explained on NeoGAF, the method allows stream quality to surpass the "high" setting and display content at a "very high" quality. Naturally, this puts much greater strain on the user's Internet connection, so mileage may vary depending on bandwidth.

The necessary steps are detailed below.

  • Ensure that the Xbox App on Windows 10 is closed
  • Open File Explorer, then copy and paste the following location: C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Packages\
  • Scroll down and open the "Microsoft.XboxApp..." folder
  • Then open the folder LocalState
  • Right click the "userconsoledata" file, select Open With and pick Notepad
  • Change <IsInternalPreview>false</IsInternalPreview> to <IsInternalPreview>true</IsInternalPreview>
  • Open the Xbox App and stream from console. Click the ((o)) button in and select the "Very High" option.

Following the release of Windows 10 for PC, reports have indicated Microsoft will begin rolling out versions for phones, Xbox One, HoloLens, and other devices "later in 2015."

Microsoft announced in January 2015 that Windows 10 would be integrated into Xbox One by way of a future update. Xbox boss Phil Spencer assured fans at the time that when the Windows 10 Xbox One update arrives, it won't morph the games console into an enterprise-centric device.

in addition to allowing Xbox One owners to stream their games to Windows 10 PCs, the operating system will facilitate cross-platform play in upcoming games such as Lionhead's upcoming RPG Fable Legends.