In June this year, Microsoft opened the Xbox Cloud Gaming feature to all Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers, letting them stream and play Xbox titles via the cloud from Windows 10, iOS, and iPadOS devices. Now, in the Xbox app on Windows for Xbox Insiders, instead of just using the web browser, PC users are gaining the ability to use the app to get their cloud gaming fix.
The Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) feature is now available to those enrolled in the Insider program across the 22 supported regions. With the update, Game Pass Ultimate members can stream cloud-enabled Xbox games available in the service onto their PC, even picking up saved games from the console. Remote play using the app is also being enabled, letting Xbox Series X|S owners stream straight from the console over to their PC.
Insiders will now see a "cloud games" button on their Xbox app, and to start playing, connect a compatible controller with Bluetooth or USB and select a game. Information on the controller, network status, as well as social features are also present here.
Keep in mind those not enrolled in the Xbox Insider program on Windows 10 can still use a web browser to utilize Xbox Cloud Gaming. Once the app's new features are out of testing, it will simply provide another method of accessing the game streaming services of Microsoft.