How to enable and use the Game Pass widget in Windows 11

Windows 11 has been adding and testing a lot of new features since its first release a year ago. Recent updates have introduced File Explorer tabs, a new taskbar overflow, and taskbar widget snippets.

Microsoft appears to be taking widgets in Windows 11 a step further by adding a new dedicated widget for Xbox Game Pass. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

What is the Game Pass Widget in Windows 11?

The Game Pass widget is a new way to experience Game Pass on Windows 11. You can keep track of your library, new game additions, and soon-to-be-deleted games. The Game Pass widget also shows games from different recommended categories.

These game titles change regularly to keep you updated with the latest additions. You can click on any game present in your widget and you will be automatically redirected to the Xbox app. The corresponding store page will open in the app and you can install the game, view reviews, read descriptions and learn more about the game.

How to use the Game Pass widget in Windows 11

Click Windows + Wto access your widgets in Windows 11. You can also click the widget snippet on the taskbar.

Click the + icon in the top right corner next to your user profile.

Click Game Pass+.

Start by choosing the appropriate widget size for you. You can choose from the following size options. 

You now have the option to use a different Microsoft account for the Game Pass widget. This may come in handy if you subscribed to Microsoft Game Pass from a different account. Click Sign Out to sign out of your current account.

You can then sign in to your other Microsoft account as needed.

Features of the new Game Pass widget

The Game Pass widget contains several pages that allow you to view content from different categories in the Game Pass library. You can also view recently added games as well as access your Game Pass library right from the widget. Here are all the pages currently available in the Game Pass widget in Windows 11.

We hope this post helped you get familiar with the new Game Pass widget in Windows 11. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below.

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