Experience Continuum on the cheap using a Lumia 950 / 950 XL and Xbox One

With the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL starting to ship worldwide, there has been additional interest in other new Microsoft hardware, such as the Continuum dock. This device, when plugged into a compatible Windows 10 Mobile handset, provides a desktop-like experience particularly for new Windows universal apps.

However, there is another way to experience Continuum without shelling out for the dock - but it does require that you own an Xbox One enrolled in the Xbox One Preview Program. If you are not already enrolled, you can ask a friend already in the program to send you an invitation.

In order to get Continuum working, all you need to do is the following:

  1. Install and open the Wireless Display app (currently in preview) on the Xbox One
  2. Launch the Continuum app on the Lumia 950 / 950 XL
  3. In the Continuum app, choose "Wireless adapter" then select Connect
  4. Choose the Xbox One in the list of devices

It may take around ten to fifteen seconds for the connection to complete between the devices, after which you will see Continuum on your television. It's also worth noting that the wireless Continuum experience does max out at 30 frames, which is half the speed afforded by the Microsoft Display Dock. As such, you may notice some choppiness or lag when using Continuum wirelessly.

You also have the option to hook up a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard, but if you have only one or neither, you can slum it using your Lumia's on-screen keyboard and the touchpad inside the Continuum app.

With Microsoft confirming that Continuum will be arriving on more handsets in the future, this may be a convenient solution for a quick bit of work without the hassle of finding the dock and connecting the cables.

If you've given this a shot, let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

Source: Windows Central

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