Many users of the Windows operating system, who have earlier installed the Xbox app at some point wanted to remove it. It can be for numerous reasons, but anyway, you should be able to remove this app from your computer completely.
As the Xbox app comes included with the Windows 10 operating system now, you may not use it all, so you would like to have it removed. And, how to completely remove the Xbox app from Windows 10? Well, here are some solutions on how to do so.
See also: How to use iCloud on Windows 10
What else comes included in the package?
As we have already said, the Xbox app comes as a part of the Windows 10 operating system, together with some other apps such as Edge browser, Phone Companion, Windows Photo Viewer, Calculator, and similar. These apps can be removed from your device, and the procedure of removing is quite easy as for them so for the Xbox app that we are going to explain.
What is the Xbox app providing you?
Popular opinion is that the Xbox app has knocked down the walls between Xbox One players and allowed them to play their favorite games using this app. The fact gamers don’t the console to be a part of multiplayer games, to chat and communicate with other players or Xbox friends, has brought a lot of happiness in this area of the gaming world.
The Xbox app also allows users to play games on their PC while they are streaming from their console, to browse already saved snapshots, and download them using the app. There is a lot of options the app is providing, and all of the games are very happy with it.
But, on the other side, some people don’t play games and simply need to free up most of the space on their computer, so they can use it for other needs. If you are one of them, this is what you should do to remove the Xbox app from your computer.
The procedure to remove Xbox app
If you have decided to completely remove the Xbox app from your Windows 10 operating system, here is what you are supposed to do. At first, you should go to the menu Start and find the research bar. Write in the PowerShell, and hit the Enter key on your keyboard. When the PowerShell is found, click on the option Run PowerShell as an administrator.
You will have opened a new, navy-blue window, where you will have to write the specific command. The command that needs to be typed in is Get-AppxPackage Microsoft XboxApp / Remove-AppxPackage and now hit the Enter key from the keyboard.
Now, you will have to wait a minute or two, so the computer can finish the procedure. Typing this command, you have practically ordered to your computer to remove the Xbox app completely from your operating system. And that was all you had to do about removing it.
You will still have a PowerShell opened, and if you want to close it, you need to write in a command. To do that, just write Exit and squeeze the Enter key on the keyboard.
Removing the Xbox app completely is very easy, but sometimes the app can get back since the operating system needs an update. The update can bring it back. In that case, you can repeat the procedure and have it removed once again.
If you ever think of starting to use the Xbox app, but you have already removed it earlier, it can be found in the Microsoft Store. Just head there, find it, download and install. Make sure to read directions while doing so.