Yes, you can stream Foxtel to your PC or Surface via your Xbox One

Brodie Fogg 6 August 2015


Windows 10 has a neat feature whereby you can stream your Xbox One console direct to your PC monitor or Surface screen and play games remotely. But there are other benefits to this feature as well.

When the Xbox One launched, one of its “all in one entertainment” boasts was allowing you to run your cable TV through the console. By “passing” the signal via the Xbox One, you’re able to control it with your voice, snap it into windows and generally just watch TV without leaving the Xbox One ecosystem.

The new Xbox app on Windows 10 directly streams whatever is happening on your Xbox One to your PC or Surface. This works for anything your Xbox can do – including  including streaming a pay TV network such as Foxtel if it is being passed through your Xbox One console. The feature also supports the vast array of media apps available on Xbox One, such as Foxtel Play and Netflix.

It’s a nifty little side benefit of the Xbox One to PC streaming service that households shouldn’t ignore – especially as Foxtel still charges an extra monthly fee if you want a second box in your home, and its stream is protected so you can't easily split it if you're using HDMI. Sure, you can only watch the same program on your PC that is being viewed on the TV in another room, but at least you don’t have to sit next to your housemate to do it.

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