How to improve streaming quality from Xbox One to Windows 10?.

Thanks to Reddit user OomaThurman it has been discovered that there is a way to improve the image quality of streaming gameplay from Xbox One to PC using Windows 10. A simple change in a text file on the computer unlocks the quality option “very high “, and although its use considerably increases the necessary bandwidth on your network, the increase in resolution is also notable.

How do you activate this higher quality hidden option? Assuming you have Windows 10 installed on the standard C: disk, simply go to the C: Users % USERNAME% AppData Local Packages folder and find the “Microsoft.XboxApp” folder. Inside it, open the file “userconsoledata” with the notepad, and change the variable “IsInternalPreview” from ‘false’ to ‘true’. Save the file, exit the notepad and you have the very high quality option ready for the next time you load the Xbox Windows 10 app.

We are still doing extensive testing with the Xbox One streaming feature of Windows 10, but we can already confirm that the very high quality option works perfectly, although you should keep in mind that the use of bandwidth on the network increases significantly, to the point of reaching a stable 18mbps. This new option seems to stream at 1080p, something that could not be achieved with the previously available options, since they rescaled the image to a lower resolution.

How to improve streaming quality from Xbox One to Windows 10?

Despite the increase in bandwidth, performance is not affected in any other way, although our tests show that this streaming function still has a lot of room for improvement. There is a high degree of inconsistency in performance, and we see how games that natively run at 60FPS are shown at 40FPS in streaming Windows 10, while titles at 30FPS have clear frame-pacing problems. Most frustratingly, there are isolated moments when games like Forza Motorsport 5 run flawlessly at 60FPS, which shows that the technology is clearly capable of greater consistency, and we hope that will be achieved in future updates.

Below you can see a graphical comparison of the streaming image quality, with the original console image on the left, then the three presets available so far with Windows 10 streaming and on the right the new very high quality option.

How to improve streaming quality from Xbox One to Windows 10?

Comparison of the image quality of streaming from Xbox One to Windows. First you have the original image of the console, and then the low, medium and high quality with streaming. Finally there is the very high one, which is unlocked as we explained in this article.

Comparison of the image quality of streaming from Xbox One to Windows. First you have the original image of the console, and then the low, medium and high quality with streaming. Finally, there is the very high one, which is unlocked as we explain in this article.

How to improve streaming quality from Xbox One to Windows 10?

Comparison of the image quality of streaming from Xbox One to Windows. First you have the original image of the console, and then the low, medium and high quality with streaming. Finally, there is the very high one, which is unlocked as we explain in this article.

Comparison of the image quality of streaming from Xbox One to Windows. First you have the original image of the console, and then the low, medium and high quality with streaming. Finally there is the very high one, which is unlocked as we explained in this article.

How to improve streaming quality from Xbox One to Windows 10?