Three messages were made by Microsoft in recent months, which together made Windows a very user-friendly place. One of these was announced all the way back in October 2018 and went only partially (partially) earlier this week. It was Android screen mirroring for Windows, most recently. The rest has to do with games, and how it will be possible in the near future.
Android Screen Mirroring
In the latest test update, Microsoft released a very small selection of what the Android mirror environment will be one day. We have had apps and programs that have done similar things before, but here with Microsoft on board we can open a brand new door.
The ability to use mobile apps on a desktop machine can be the biggest door ever ̵
What apps can you find useful in a desktop environment? What should you do differently when you can use your phone in the desktop?
Xbox One PC streaming
What better way to increase the use of Windows than to mirror all other environments inside? It's finally time to get Xbox One on-PC streaming and the way it is launched couldn't be easier. To make your Xbox One appear on your computer, all you have to do is follow.
Xbox One reflected on your Windows 10 computer:
1. Winkey + P
2. Enter the project menu, press "Connect to a wireless monitor"
3. Select "Xbox One"
You must have both devices connected to the same wireless network for now. Perhaps now, when the Steam Link functionality is on the way, Microsoft will have to run up to this next level of function faster than they might otherwise have.
Why has this taken so long to be a function? I mean, NVIDIA GameStream had it all the time back in 2014. It worked perfectly well since then – I played full-tilt Titanfall on a smartphone more than once. Now we just go the other way.
Game stack + Xbox Live on Android, iOS
The latest set of features has to do with your Windows Windows experience on a kind of roundabout road. Now that Microsoft is willing to bring Xbox Live and their multi-platform development package, we can all live in harmony! Or we can hope and pray. Imagine an environment where games are not transformed into a single environment – what will it be for apps previously captured on a single type of device?
The expansion of game development beyond a single platform is not new. But with the move from Xbox Live to mobile platforms and the launch of Game Stack, the developer will expand beyond the once necessary platform for a single platform that will be a thing of the past. Imagine all the achievements!
Now let's see if these moves are enough to send a shock through the game sphere and keep momentum long enough to keep a generation's attention. Now that everybody has a smartphone, things can only move too fast for any desktop operating system to hold on for a long time.