App Dev on Xbox One Live Event 30th August 2016


Windows 10 Anniversary Update was released earlier this month  Windows 10 Anniversary Update SDK, build 14393, was made accessible to any developer who wishes to build UWP applications that, for the first time ever, also target Xbox One consoles.

With so many great new features and APIs to talk about, we are excited to announce the “App Dev on Xbox” live online event where engineers will spend one day covering the new Anniversary Update SDK capabilities that enable you to build great app experiences for the TV and across other device form factors. The event will cover topics around:

  • the Anniversary Update SDK and getting started with app development on Xbox One
  • deep dive into developing apps using both XAML and Web technologies
  • guidance for designing and creating impressive TV experiences and
  • submitting your apps via the Dev Center to all UWP devices including the Xbox

The event will take place on August 30th at 9:00am PST and it is open to everyone. Head on over to the event page to add it to your calendar now and join the conversation on Twitter using #XboxAppDev where live Q&A will take place during the event.

Get started now!

In the meantime, you can get started today by downloading the free Visual Studio Community 2015 and the Anniversary Update SDK. Activate Developer Mode on your retail Xbox One or Xbox One S and checkout the docs. And make sure to visit the event page for a lot more resources and regular updates up to the event.


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  1. Lee Stott says:

    You can now use Dev Center to publish your UWP apps for Xbox One consoles. You can read more details about this functionality in this blog post and in the Dev Center documentation.

    A couple of notes:
    Publishing UWP games requires concept approval through the ID@Xbox program.
    You need to use the Windows 10 Anniversary Update SDK and target the anniversary update (version 10.0.14393.0) for UWPs that you plan to publish for Xbox One.

    Xbox Dev Mode Companion app
    We have published an app in the Windows 10 Store named Xbox Dev Mode Companion (Preview). It allows you to remotely connect to an Xbox One console and control it, including by using an Xbox One controller that is plugged into your PC. This app can be handy for quickly iterating on your app because you don’t need to switch back and forth between your PC and console.
    You can install the app by browsing to from a Windows 10 PC.

    The app has a couple of limitations to be aware of:
    The PC running the app and the Xbox One console must be on the same sub-net.
    The Xbox One console must be in the RETAIL sandbox or XDKS.1 sandbox.

    App Dev on Xbox videos
    As I previously mentioned, there was a live event on August 30, 2016 that went into more detail about UWP app development for Xbox One. The video for this event is available for on-demand viewing at

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