So you’ve got an Xbox One console and you also just so happen to have a kickass rig that’s running Windows 10. Chances are that you’ve already tried Xbox One game streaming to your rig, either to see how if the feature works or if it’s worth the effort. If you gave game streaming a try and weren’t impressed with the the “High” image quality setting, a hidden “Very High” image quality setting has been unearthed that greatly improves visuals across the board.
The Very High setting was discovered by curious reddit users, and it definitely goes a long way towards making games less blurry. However, enabling the feature dramatically increases the strain on your network. So you better have a beefy wireless connection to stream over or stick with a hardwired network for the best results to avoid constant buffering.
High Quality Setting
Very High Quality Setting
If you’re a sucker for network punishment, the steps are as follows:
- Navigate to “C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Packages\”
- Find the folder “Microsoft.XboxApp_######” then move move on to “LocalState”
- Use Notepad to open the file "userconsoledata"
- Change 'IsInternalPreview' from "false" to "true"
- Now all you have to do is save the file and close it
If you have performed these steps correctly, you should now see the Very High setting in the Windows 10 Xbox app. Report back in the comments section and show us some before and after screenshots of your games.