Microsoft includes a number of pre-installed Universal (Metro) apps in Windows 10. One such app is Xbox. It allows you to track your Xbox social activity and achievements, record game clips, and stream games from Xbox One to PC. The app connects to the Xbox Live community where you can chat with friends, share captured screenshots and gaming videos and play multiplayer games common to the PC and Xbox One. If these things are not for you and you have no use for the Xbox app, here is how you can delete it completely.
Out of the box, Windows 10 comes with a set of bundled apps. Some of them are new to Windows 10, like Phone Companion or Xbox, while others were created to replace classic Win32 apps, like Calculator or Windows Photo Viewer. Another example is the Edge browser, which Microsoft recommends you to use instead of Internet Explorer.
In our recent articles, we showed you a way to remove built-in apps using PowerShell. You might want to read them.
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In this article, we will see how to get rid of the Xbox app in Windows 10.
To uninstall and remove Xbox in Windows 10, here is what you should do:
- Type powershell into the Start menu or Taskbar search box, right click it and choose "Run as administrator".
- PowerShell will be opened as administrator. See All ways to open PowerShell in Windows 10 for details.
- Type or copy-paste the following command:
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxApp | Remove-AppxPackage
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