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Microsoft is testing a PC Game Pass widget for Windows 11

Microsoft is testing a new widget in Windows 11 aimed at highlighting content available with a PC Game Pass subscription.

The Game Pass widget is currently only available in the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25174(Opens in a new window)but it seems likely that it will eventually happen to all Windows 11 installations.

Widgets are small windows that display dynamic information on your desktop either by pressing the widget button on the taskbar or by using the Win+W keyboard shortcut. For the Game Pass widget, the content displayed will be the latest additions of games, games coming out soon, and highlighted game categories on the service.

If you see something you like, click on the widget to load the Xbox app where games can be downloaded and installed. This assumes you’re signed up and have a PC Game Pass account, of course.

To make the Game Pass widget visible in the preview version, open the widget table, then click the + icon next to your profile, then click + again next to the new Game Pass option. The Game Pass widget will then appear on your board and start dynamically updating its content so that it’s always up to date when you visit it.

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Microsoft is asking for feedback on the Game Pass widget specifically from Windows Insiders who are PC gamers. They are open to suggestions to improve what the widget displays, but also want to know if there is any unexpected behavior.

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