Party chat now available in the Xbox apps for Android Windows. The Xbox apps for Android will now let you take part in party chat while on the go. Recently Microsoft rolled out party chat to its Android and iOS Xbox mobile apps. The feature allows Xbox Live users to communicate with their gaming pals via both voice and text when they’re out of the house and away from the console. That heightens the community feel of party chat as you can certainly message fellow PlayStation owners through official apps, but live voice chat isn’t an option unless you turn to a third-party service. While this probably won’t make or break your choice of console, it’s something to consider if you frequently play online with a close-knit group.
How to get Xbox Apps on Windows Android?
Download the free app from Google Play on your Android. Some windows latest models by default have Xbox app.
- Simply tap on the three people icon along the top bar.
- Tap start a party.
- Tap on invite.
- Select the friends you want to add.
Each invited member will receive a notification in the usual ways on their console or PC, but now on their phone as well when signed in to the Xbox app. When the party all joins up, the Android app automatically goes into a hands-free call through your phone’s speakers unless you have headphones connected.
Getting set up with party chat is fairly simple on Android. In the Xbox app, you can navigate to the “Parties” section by tapping the icon that looks like three people at the top of the screen. From there, tap “Start a party” and start inviting friends. Once in a party, you can take part in voice and text chat. A number of controls are also available, allowing you to mute others, check out other players’ profiles, and manage party settings.
Features of the Xbox App
Once in a party there are things you can do, too, in the Android app.
- Make party invite-only – Make it so you have to invite new members yourself.
- Mute party – Mutes all party audio.
- Mute me – Tapping on yourself will give you the option to just mute yourself while hearing the rest of the party.
- Mute others – Tapping on any other member of the party presents the option to mute that person if you started the party.
- Open profile – Goes to either your or your party members Xbox Live profile pages.
- Show text chat – Party chat has text as well as voice but it will only show up upon tapping this option.
- Remove from party/Leave party – You can kick out other members or leave yourself by tapping the relevant option.
With clear Audio quality the chat integrates into the phone’s call volume option, and you can listen to music while also indulging in a little party chat action. Also get great experience using a headset with a built-in microphone.
Also no matter where you play games — whether it’s your Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, or Phone — the Xbox app is the best way to stay connected to your gaming community.
The Xbox app brings together your friends, games, and accomplishments from across your devices. As you stay connected to your gaming community on the go, you can control your Xbox One from the app, and buy new games from the store. With your gaming life all in one place, the Xbox app keeps you connected to the games and gamers that matter most.
Also you can see what friends are up to on Xbox Live, or share updates and game clips and watch and interact with game content. The app is offered in English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese and Turkish languages.
Note that party chat was previously limited to the Xbox app on Windows 10 and the console itself, so it’s nice to see it hit mobile platforms as well. If you want to keep up with your Xbox friends on the go, you can check out party chat by picking up the latest versions of the Xbox app at Google Play and the App Store now.