New Xbox app lets you pre-load any game before you buy it

Microsoft's new Xbox beta app for Android lets you download and pre-load any game on the Xbox store before you actually buy it.

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Microsoft's new Xbox beta app for Android has an innovative new pre-loading feature that'll save you time and get you right into the game.

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Game downloads are a pain and can interrupt your gameplay sessions. Fire up your console, pop in a game, and bam, a multi-GB update--or worse, you find out most of the game isn't even included on the disc. Luckily Microsoft has you covered with a nifty new convenience feature on the Xbox Android app.

The app now lets you download any digital game offered on the Xbox store. With a tap, you can tell your Xbox One or Xbox Series S/X console to download a specific game even if you're away from home. Of course, you have to actually own the game before you can play it. The store will verify ownership in two ways: Digital rights allowance that's tied to your account, and using the disc as DRM.

It's a good way to pre-load any game to get a head-start and jump right in on launch day, especially for sizable 70GB titles like Cyberpunk 2077.

The app itself is a huge evolution from the second-screen Smart Glass app on the Xbox One and even lets you use your phone as a digital remote control for multimedia and other content. You can also manage friends, manage storage, and update features and settings on-the-fly.

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Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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