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How To Play Xbox Game Pass Games On Your PC

The ability to play PC games on Xbox Game Pass is one of the best features of the Xbox subscription service, but figuring out how to actually do it can be a little confusing. Before you get started, there are some additional steps you need to take.

Fortunately, the entire process will only take a few minutes if you follow this guide, so you should be ready to start playing the latest Xbox Game Pass games right away.

Make sure you subscribed to the correct Xbox Game Pass subscription To access games on your PC, you need Game Pass Ultimate or Xbox Game Pass.

Guide to Playing Xbox Game Pass Games on PC
  • To get started, you must first download the Xbox beta app. You can do this by visiting Xbox Official Site .
  • When you’re there, tap the Download App button. Run the downloaded file.

If you’d rather buy games over Xbox Game Pass, simply click the Store button at the top of the Xbox Game Pass PC app. Here you will see all the games available for purchase.

You will notice that the library is more than the “free with Xbox Game Pass” library. However, badges will appear when the game is also available on Xbox Game Pass so you don’t waste money on free Xbox Game Pass games if you choose to subscribe.

How do I cancel my Xbox Game Pass subscription?

If you decide you no longer want to use your Xbox Game Pass subscription, you can quickly cancel it by following the instructions below. Please be aware that any previously installed Xbox Game Pass games will not work until you subscribe again.

When canceling, you have two options to choose from. You can

After canceling your subscription, you must re-subscribe to re-use Xbox Game Pass benefits. If you purchased any games directly from the store, you will still have access to them.

How can I play Xbox Game Pass games without downloading them?

Right now, Microsoft is creating a game streaming service called Project xCloud. This allows you to sign up for Xbox Game Pass and stream games directly from the cloud. This means you can play right now without downloading them.

However, Project xCloud is available for preview in very limited quantities right now. If you would like to register, you can do so here, but please note that you will not be accepted immediately, if at all. In the future, Project xCloud will become public and you can access all of its features by signing up for Xbox Game Pass or by purchasing games in the Xbox app.

What games are available on the Xbox Game Pass PC?

The list of Xbox Game Pass games is growing steadily, but it now boasts over 100 titles from a number of respected video game developers and publishers.

We have a small list of some of the best games below, but you can click the link to see more games.

Xbox Game Pass PC will also be home to all upcoming first-person exclusives like the highly anticipated Halo Infinite.


Hopefully you now know how to use Xbox Game Pass on PC, and perhaps you have learned some more useful information.

Do you have any more questions or thoughts about Xbox Game Pass? Feel free to share them in the comments section.

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