Understanding the Xbox Console Streaming (Preview) readiness test results

When you select Test console streaming, the Xbox Console Streaming (Preview) readiness test checks your network connection, Xbox Wireless Controller connection, and console settings to see if you’re able to stream Xbox One games, including Game Pass titles, from your home console to your mobile device.

The Xbox Console Streaming (Preview) readiness test will check your console setup to verify that all requirements are met to enable Console Streaming on your Xbox One; any criteria that is not met will be noted on the results screen. If the test results screen says Your setup needs work, it means the test has identified one or more issues that need to be resolved in order for Console Streaming to work properly.

Xbox One console streaming test results screen

Note If the Console Streaming (Preview) readiness test detects any problems, try the troubleshooting steps below and then run Test console streaming again to see if the issue was corrected.

Test results and troubleshooting

Connection

NAT type

  • A green check mark means the Open NAT criteria is met.
  • A yellow exclamation point means the Moderate NAT meets the criteria. For an optimal experience, you’ll want an Open NAT type.
  • A red X means you have a Strict NAT. You will be unable to complete setup and registration until your NAT type is Moderate or (preferably) Open. For help improving your NAT type, see the Xbox One Multiplayer Game Solution.

Upstream bandwidth

The quality of your Console Streaming experience depends on your network’s upload speed. An upload speed of at least 4.75 Mbps is required, but 9 Mbps or faster is optimal for the best Console Streaming experience.

  • A green check mark means your speed is faster than 9 Mbps and is optimal for Console Streaming.
  • A yellow exclamation point means your upload speed is at least 4.75 Mbps but less than 9 Mbps. You will be able Console Stream but the experience may not be optimal.
  • A red X means you are blocked from Console Streaming due to insufficient upload speed. For help optimizing your network speed, see the Xbox One Slow Performance Solution (note that you may need to contact your Internet Service Provider to increase your upload speed).

Network latency

Your Console Streaming experience can be affected by network latency of your home network (the time it takes for your network to send and receive information). We require a network latency of less than 125 ms for Console Streaming to work, but a latency of less than 60 ms is optimal for the best Console Streaming experience.

  • A green check mark means your network latency is 60 ms or less, and is optimal for Console Streaming.
  • A yellow exclamation point means your network latency is between 60 and 125 ms. You will be able Console Stream, but the experience may not be optimal.
  • A red X means you are blocked from Console Streaming due a network latency higher than 125 ms. For help minimizing your network latency, see the Xbox One Slow Performance Solution (note that you may need to contact your Internet Service Provider to reduce your network latency).

Network type

  • A green check mark means you have a wired network connection. Because Console Streaming is dependent on the stability of your home network, a wired connection will always be the most stable and resilient (and thus the more preferred) connection.
  • A yellow exclamation point means you have a wireless network connection. This does not prevent you from Console Streaming, but note that wireless connections are subject to interference and other issues which may cause hiccups while you stream. You may want to consider using a wired connection for Console Streaming. Or, if you want to improve your wireless signal strength and minimize wireless interference for the best Console Streaming experience, see the Xbox One Slow Performance Solution.

Outbound port

This test ensures that network traffic on port 3074 is being routed to your console.

  • A green check mark means you have already set up the required port forwarding.
  • A red X means port 3074 is being blocked, you may need to enable port forwarding to enable Console Streaming. See the Xbox One Multiplayer Game Solution to learn how to open the necessary network ports for Console Streaming.

Controller

Bluetooth controller

Your Xbox Wireless Controller must be Bluetooth enabled in order to use it with your mobile device. The Console Streaming (Preview) readiness test checks the controller you are currently using is Bluetooth enabled.

  • A green check mark means the current controller you are using is Bluetooth enabled.
  • A yellow exclamation point means the console is unable to verify whether your controller is Bluetooth enabled. This will not block you from setting up Console Streaming, but you may not be able to pair your controller with your phone. For help in determining if your controller is Bluetooth enabled, see Connect and troubleshoot Bluetooth on your Xbox One Wireless Controller.
  • A red X means your controller is not Bluetooth enabled.

Controller firmware

The Console Streaming (Preview) readiness test verifies that the controller connected to the console has the latest firmware installed.

  • A green check mark means your controller’s firmware is up to date.
  • A yellow exclamation point will not block you from setting up Console Streaming. It only indicates that new firmware optimized for Console Streaming is not yet available for this controller. This may result in unexpected behavior from the Xbox button until updated firmware is released.
  • A red X means you need to update your controller before pairing it with your mobile device. For instructions on how to update your controller’s firmware, see Update your Xbox One Controller.

Console settings

Power

Your console must be set to Instant-on in order for your mobile device to access it remotely.

  • A green check mark means your console is set to Instant-on and can be used for Console Streaming.
  • A red X means your console is set to Energy-saving mode and needs to be switched to Instant-on. See Change the power settings on your Xbox One console.

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