How to Remove the Xbox App From Windows 10

Not a gamer? Remove an app you don't need from your Windows 10 PC

What to Know

  • Run Windows Powershell as an administrator and select Yes to let it make changes to your device.
  • Type the command Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage and press Enter.
  • You can download and reinstall the Xbox app at any time from the Microsoft Store.

The integrated Xbox app for Windows 10 connects your PC to your Xbox One. The app allows you to see what games your friends are playing, share live in-game clips, and launch cross-device games from Windows 10. This is great if you're a gamer. If you're not, uninstall the Xbox app to free up space and resources on your computer.

The Xbox app on Windows 10
Microsoft Corporation

How to Uninstall the Xbox App on Windows 10

You need administrator privileges for your PC to remove the Xbox Console Companion from Windows 10 using the PowerShell command line:

  1. Type powershell in the Windows search box, then select Run as administrator under the Windows PowerShell heading.

    Type powershell in Windows search box, then select Run as administrator under Windows PowerShell.
  2. Select Yes when asked if you want to allow the app to make changes to your device.

  3. Type the following in the PowerShell command prompt, then press the Enter key:

    Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage
    The Windows PowerShell interface
  4. A message appears in the PowerShell window, noting that the operation is in progress. Once complete, close PowerShell by select the X icon in the upper-right corner.

    The Xbox app can be reinstalled at any time from the Microsoft Store.

    Once complete, close PowerShell by clicking on the X in the top-right corner
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