Get Help with Xbox on Windows 10

Sponsored Links

How to Get Help with Xbox on Windows 10

See some tutorials Get Help with the Xbox App on Windows 10 in below and if you have questions about Get Help with Xbox on Windows 10, please comment.

See also: How to Stream Xbox One Games to Windows 10

What’s a Gamertag?

A gamertag is your alter ego in the Xbox world. It’s made from an alias, optional avatar or picture (called a gamerpic), and a bit of info to represent you when you’re playing games and sharing with other people in the Xbox community.

What's a Gamertag

How to get one

We’ll create a gamertag for you the first time you sign in to the Xbox app. Select the Start Start icon button, then select Xbox          Image of Xbox logo       .

If you don’t like your gamertag, go ahead and change it once for free. Open the Xbox app and select it to open your profile. Then go to Customize > Change gamertag and follow the instructions.

If you already have a gamertag, sign in to the Xbox app with the same account you use to sign in to your Xbox. That way, your game history, friends, achievements, and activity will be waiting for you in the Xbox app.

How to Add a Game to Games List in the Xbox App

Pin to Start

  1. Go to Start > Xbox > My games and select the plus symbol.
  2. If your game isn’t listed, it probably isn’t pinned to your Start menu. Go to Start > All apps, right-click the game and select Pin to Start.
  3. In the Xbox app, select the Refresh button, then select the plus symbol. Choose your game, then select Add selected games.

Add a shortcut

  1. Go to Start > Xbox > My games and select Add a game from your PC. If your game isn’t listed and you don’t want to add it to your Start menu, add a shortcut instead.
  2. Go to Start > File Explorer and enter “%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs” in the address bar, then press Enter.
  3. In the Programs folder, right-click an empty space and select New, then select Shortcut and follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. Open the Xbox app and select the refresh button, then select the plus symbol. Choose your game, then select Add selected games.

How to Change Quality Settings for Game Clips

  1. Go to Start > Xbox app > Settings > Game DVR > Video encoding > Video quality.
  2. By default, game clips are recorded at 10mbps at 1080p and 4.5mbps at 720p. If you change the video quality to High, your game clips will be recorded at 20mbps at 1080p and 9mbps at 720p.
  3. The frame rate for all game clips is 30 frames per second. Clips will be recorded at the resolution specified in the game, up to 1080p. For games played at a higher resolution, game clips will be scaled down to 1080p.

How to Create or Edit an Avatar on your PC

First, you’ll need to get the Xbox Avatars app for Windows 10. Go to the Store and search for “Xbox Avatars”. Once the app is installed, make sure you sign in with the same account you use to sign in to Xbox.

  • If you’re new to avatars, pick an avatar to start customizing.
  • Select one of the avatars on the screen, or select Shuffle until you find one you like. Then change your avatar’s features, clothes, and accessories until it looks just the way you want it to and select Save.
  • If you already have an avatar, it’ll show up in the app–just make your changes to it and select Save.Or go to Settings > Create new avatar to start over from scratch (you’ll lose your old avatar if you save the new one).

How to Find Friends

Most games are more fun when you have a buddy or two (or three) to play with. It’s easy to find someone specific on Xbox by searching for their gamertag. If you’re new to Xbox or just haven’t gotten around to making friends yet, we’ll match you with a few who you might know or share your interests.

Hey, come out and play!

If you know a friend’s gamertag, select the Start Start icon button, select Xbox          Image of Xbox logo       , type it in the search box at the top of your friends list, and then press Enter. Select Add friend to add them as a friend on Xbox.

You can’t have too many friends

We’ll also offer a few friend suggestions under the search box. Suggestions can include people you might already know on Xbox, or fellow gamers who make popular clips or broadcasts about games you like. To add a suggested friend to your list, choose their gamertag and select Add Add icon.

How to Fix Problems Signing in to the Xbox App

  1. Make sure you’re connected to the Internet.
  2. Go to Xbox.com and sign in there to make sure the Xbox service is up and running and you don’t have any issues with your account.
  3. On your PC, go to Start > Settings > Time & language. Under Date and time, make sure the Set time automatically setting is turned on.
  4. If none of the other options work, go to Start > Settings > Accounts and find the Microsoft account you used to sign in to the Xbox app, and select Remove. Then go back to the Xbox app and sign in with the Microsoft account you just removed.

How to Fix Problems with Game bar

  1. Check your Game bar setting – if nothing happens when you press the Windows logo key + G, go to Start > Xbox > Settings > Game DVR and make sure Record game clips and screenshots using Game bar is on.
  2. If you’re playing a full-screen PC game, Game bar won’t appear. Press the Windows logo key + Alt + R to start recording a clip, then press it again to stop. You’ll see the screen flash when the recording starts and ends. If you’ve already turned on background recording, press the Windows logo key + Alt + G to record the last 30 seconds.
  3. Some games block the Windows logo key, but you can create your own keyboard shortcuts for Game bar. Go to Start > Xbox > Settings > Game DVR > Keyboard shortcuts to get started. If the new shortcuts don’t work, the game might be blocking all keys, and you won’t be able to use Game bar.

Hardware Requirements for Game Streaming

  1. Processor: At least 1.5 GHz
  2. RAM: At least 4 GB
  3. Video card: Needs to support hardware H.264 video decoding
  4. Network: A wired Ethernet connection works best for game streaming
  5. For a wireless connection: An 802.11 N or newer wireless adapter
  6. Other: An Xbox One or Xbox 360 controller

Keyboard Shortcuts for Game bar

  1. Windows logo key + G: Open Game bar
  2. Windows logo key + Alt + G: Record the last 30 seconds (you can change the amount of time recorded in Game bar > Settings)
  3. Windows logo key + Alt + R: Start/stop recording
  4. Windows logo key + Alt + Print Screen: Take a screenshot of your game
  5. Windows logo key + Alt + T: Show/hide recording timer
  6. You also have the option to add your own shortcuts. To do that, open the Xbox app and go to Settings > Game DVR > Keyboard shortcuts.

How to Open Game bar

  1. When you’re playing a game, press the Windows logo key + G.
  2. How to Open Game barThen use Game bar to record game clips and screenshots of your greatest moments.

How to Record Game Clips and Screenshots

When you reach a new level, rack up some serious points, or create an especially cinematic moment in a game, use Game bar to record your moment of glory to enjoy again and share with other people.

Sponsored Links

How to Record Game Clips and ScreenshotsGet your Game bar on

When you do or see something awesome while playing a game, press the Windows logo key      Windows logo key icon + G on your keyboard to open Game bar. To start a new recording, select Start recording (select it again to stop). To take a picture, select Screenshot.

If you want to record the last 30 seconds of your game, select Settings and select Record game in the background. To make a clip, play some more, then open Game bar and select Record that. Done!

For full-screen PC games (sometimes called full-screen exclusive games), press the Windows logo key        Windows logo key icon     + Alt + R to start a recording, then press it again to stop recording. You’ll see the screen flash when the recording starts and ends. And if you turned on background recording, use the Windows logo key        Windows logo key icon     + Alt + G to record the last 30 seconds. (Screenshots aren’t available for full-screen games yet.)

If those shortcuts don’t work, go to the game’s settings and look for an option to run the game in a window. Once it’s running in a window, press the Windows logo key        Windows logo key icon     + G and select Yes, this is a game. You should be able to use the shortcuts when the game is full-screen again.

Create a Mini-Masterpiece

After you record a clip, edit it in the Xbox app to highlight the best parts or focus on a particular moment. Select the Start Start button icon button, then select Xbox      Image of Xbox logo   > Game DVR. Everything you record using Game bar is listed under On this PC. Select the clip or screenshot you want to edit and have at it.

Create a Mini-MasterpieceShare it with the world

Once your clip or screenshot is the way you want it in Game DVR, select Share so all of your Xbox friends can check it out. You’ll also be able to see the stuff you shared when you sign in to your Xbox One or other devices.

How to Record Game Clips in a Full Screen Game

  1. If you’re playing a full-screen PC game (sometimes called full-screen exclusive), press the Windows logo key + Alt + R to start a recording, then press it again to stop recording. You’ll see the screen flash when the recording starts and ends. (Screenshots aren’t available for full-screen games yet.)
  2. To record the last 30 seconds, go to the game’s settings and look for an option to run the game in a window. Once it’s running in a window, press the Windows logo key + G, select Settings, and select Record game in the background. To make a clip, go back to full screen and play some more, then press the Windows logo key + Alt + G.
  3. If those shortcuts don’t work, run the game in a window and press the Windows logo key + G, then select Yes, this is a game. You should be able to use Windows logo key + Alt + R and Windows logo key + Alt + G when the game is full-screen again.
  4. Some games block the Windows logo key, but you can create keyboard shortcuts for Game bar that don’t include it. Go to Start > Xbox > Settings > Game DVR > Keyboard shortcuts to get started. If the new shortcuts don’t work, the game might be blocking all keys, and you won’t be able to use Game bar.

How to Stream Games from your Xbox

1. Check your hardware

First, make sure your PC meets the hardware requirements for game streaming. You’ll need at least a 1.5 GHz multicore processor, 4 GB of RAM or more, and an Xbox One console and a controller.

A wired Ethernet connection works best for streaming games. If possible, connect both your PC and your Xbox One to your router using network cables. For a wireless connection, use an 802.11 N or newer wireless adapter.

2. Turn on streaming

On your Xbox One, go to Settings > Preferences. Under System & App, select Allow game streaming to other devices.

Next, under SmartGlass Connections, select From any SmartGlass device to allow anyone who’s connected to your home network to stream games. To limit streaming to only a few people, select Only from profiles signed in on this Xbox .

3. Make the connection

Check to make sure your Xbox One is turned on and that you’re signed in with the same account you use to sign in to your PC. Then go to your PC, select the Start Start button icon button, select Xbox        Image of Xbox logo     > Connect, and then select your Xbox to connect to it. (To find the name of your console, go to Settings > System on your Xbox One.) The Xbox app will connect to your Xbox One automatically when it’s turned on.

4. Time to play!

Once you’re connected to your console, connect a controller to your PC. Then select Stream and choose the game you want to play. Or, choose an Xbox One game anywhere in the app, and then select Play from console to stream it.

Video Resolution for Game Clips

On Windows 10, game clips will be recorded at the resolution specified in the game, up to 1080p. For games played at a higher resolution, game clips will be scaled down to 1080p.

Sponsored Links

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *