Here is something that has come up in a number of conversations now both here and in other places. This made it worth discussing to quickly clear out any rumors or miss information. The question at hand is “if the Xbox Series X is capable of streaming to Windows 10 across the same network, just like the Xbox One consoles can do?”.
Sadly, the answer is a simple no. Streaming your console to Windows 10 was a fantastic feature that Microsoft brought to light with the Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X consoles. It allows you to remotely stream your console to any Windows 10 computer on your network. The Xbox One S and X consoles even came with controllers that were natively compatible with Windows 10. You simply needed a strong enough network (which most modern routers can provide these days), and enough resources on the Windows 10 computer to run the content (with most of the processing being done on the Xbox’s side).
For some reason, Microsoft decided that the new Xbox Series S and X consoles shouldn’t have this feature out of the box. Instead, you have the option to stream games to your mobile iOS or Android devices. However, Windows 10 didn’t get any love this round. Which is odd, since you’d think Windows would come first before anything else.
Microsoft has commented to keep an eye on their news blog for when they announce new platforms that they might be supported if any. Although they have not come straight out and mentioned if Windows 10 is planned to be one of them. We can only assume at this point that it will (because, why wouldn’t they?). So time will tell, and at the pace that we are predicting, it might be awhile.
Meanwhile, it isn’t like the Console to Windows streaming feature has always been stable. At times, you could even say that it still feels like it’s in beta to this date. We ourselves have noticed many bugs and problematic attempts at streaming, and we operate behind a multi-gigabit network with powerful computers that can natively enjoy games at 4K or better.
So, no: the new consoles do not support streaming to Windows 10. And, no: Microsoft has not officially mentioned when or if support will be added (yet).
Update: Microsoft is currently working within a beta app that will bring streaming to the new consoles. It features a modernized interface and will likely (eventually) be built into the new Xbox app within Windows 10 (as well as mobile devices) once it properly releases ot the public. You can get your hands on the beta, but it does involve a few hoops to jump through. Lifewire did a great job of detailing it here.