Whether you bring your existing UWP app to Xbox or create engaging new concepts, Xbox delivers new audiences, more users, an amazing and dedicated community, and a great new place for your app to shine: the living room.
Learn how to get started developing apps and games for the Universal Windows Platform on Xbox One. The documentation includes setup steps, a guide through the authentication process, information on installing the required version of Visual Studio and Windows 10 tools, and the steps to build, run, and debug your first simple application. Because your new audience may be viewing your UI from 10 feet away, and may favor entertainment over productivity, developing for Xbox brings new design challenges and opportunities. We’ve included helpful guidance for designing apps that look great on larger screens and that provide an engaging and exciting 10-foot experience.
If you are more interested in games than apps, we encourage you to join our community of independent developers and enthusiasts by joining the Xbox Live Creators Program or the ID@Xbox program. You don't have to join one of these developer programs to experiment, create, and test games or apps on Xbox but when you are ready to publish and sell games on Xbox One or take advantage of Xbox Live on Windows 10, you will need to join one. You can find out more about these programs here Developer Program Overview.