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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Family Plan Launches for Insiders; Widget Arrives on Windows 11

Microsoft revealed recently that it's launching a new Family Plan Membership tier for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

After some previews of the past few months, Microsoft has confirmed that it has kicked off the tests of a new Xbox Game Pass membership sharing that allows subscribers to share their subscription with other people: the long-awaited family plan. Check out all the details below.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Family Plan Launches for Insiders

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Microsoft announced that starting today, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will be able to share their accounts with other users with the family plan. For now, it is available in selected markets.

From today, those who are in Colombia and Ireland can pay a sum that is around 20 euros per month (21.99 euros in Ireland) and invite a maximum of four people to subscribe to their subscription, provided that is in the same country.

“Starting today in Colombia and Ireland, Xbox Insiders can begin to preview a plan that allows multiple people to share Game Pass Ultimate benefits,” said Microsoft senior technical program manager Tyler Mittleider. “This makes it even easier to play the best Game Pass games with friends and family across console, PC, and cloud by enabling you to add up to four people to your subscription, all with their own unique access to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate games, content, and benefits.”

Once enrolled in this plan, testers can visit their Microsoft account page to send invitations to be sent via email or via links to share on any platform.

Still talking about Xbox Game Pass, the latest version of Windows 11 Preview Build adds a new widget to the service.

This widget allows you to discover the latest additions to the catalog (several games are coming in the next few days), which titles will no longer be available soon, and more.

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The widget will take the user directly to the Xbox app when clicked, so they can quickly install the selected game.

Microsoft also announced that it is working on several enhancements for the widget. “We’re still hard at work on some exciting functionality coming soon that will let you sign into your Xbox profile and easily jump back into recently played games as well as see personalized recommendations of games we believe you’ll love,” the Redmond house said in a post on the Windows blog.