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The Windows 10 Xbox app is getting a preview program, too

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Microsoft is launching a Preview Program for its Windows 10 Xbox app, similar to what it has on the Xbox One console. The Xbox Beta app will let fans "provide early input on features and enhancements coming to the Xbox app on Windows 10, helping us shape the product based on fan feedback," according to Xbox Wire. That's not as exciting as previewing early games, of course, but the Windows 10 Xbox One companion app has gradually become pretty handy, especially if you're into features like online gaming, achievements and console streaming.

Speaking of features, there are a bunch of new ones for the Xbox app, including the much-requested console text entry. That lets you use the Xbox one app from a PC to input text into your console when you're, say, searching for a game (below). Other additions include real-time friends list presence, letting you see if a friend is available to play or has fallen asleep in front of the TV (talking to you, Lawler). You'll also get real-time activity feeds and game progress comparisons, so you can see how far you've progressed next to a nemesis. Those features are all available now, but the Windows 10 Xbox Beta app will arrive a bit later in the month.

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