How to Remove the Xbox App From Windows 10

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

The integrated Xbox app for Windows 10 facilitates a connection between your PC and your Xbox One. It allows you to see what games your friends are playing, share live in-game clips, and launch certain cross-device games from within Windows 10. All of this is great if you're a gamer, but if you're not, then you should uninstall the Xbox app to free up space and resources on your computer.

Instructions in this article apply to the Xbox Console Companion app for Windows 10.

A screenshot of the Xbox app on Windows 10
Microsoft Corporation

How to Uninstall the Xbox App on Windows 10

As long as you have administrator privileges for your PC, you can remove the Xbox Console Companion from Windows 10 via 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 will appear in the PowerShell window noting that the operation is in progress. Once complete, close PowerShell by select the X icon in the top-right corner.

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

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