Microsoft’s new Xbox app for Windows 10 has just been updated with new features to make it easier to manage your owned and installed games. The left navigation bar has gained a new “My Collection” section where you can see all games you purchased from the built-in Store, as well as Xbox Game Pass games you’ve added to your ‘Play Later’ queue.
From My Collection, you can also access the new Install Management Center by clicking on ‘Manage installs’ in the top right corner. There you will find your install queue and a toggle to enable automatic updates.
The release notes also mention the ability to view and install certain games before they come to Xbox Game Pass for PC. Microsoft added a similar feature to the Xbox Game Pass mobile app, as well as Xbox consoles with the freshly-released November 2020 system update.
There’s still a lot of room for improvement on Microsoft’s Xbox app for Windows 10, which still wastes a bit too much space by using unnecessarily big game art. Game downloads, which still use the regular Microsoft Store, can also sometimes be unreliable. Still, Microsoft is iterating pretty fast on this new Xbox app which is the main entry point for Xbox Game Pass for PC, and the company can’t rest on its laurels with Steam, Gog, or the Epic Games Store all offering good experiences to PC gamers.