An alternative to xCloud.
Microsoft’s Xbox app has just been updated to support game streaming. The app, currently available for iPhones and iPads, enables you to stream your Xbox games library to your mobile device. The app was launched previously in beta but is now rolling out to everyone. An Android version is already available and was launched last month.
Similar to the PS4’s remote play feature, this is different from the recently announced xCloud service where you can stream games from servers via a paid subscription. Remote play is completely free since you are just streaming the games directly from your Xbox, and can be a good alternative if you don’t feel like gaming on a big screen.
The Xbox app will support games made for the Xbox One and the upcoming Xbox Series X/S, but older generations from the original Xbox console and the Xbox 360 will not be supported. Tom Warren, the Senior Editor for The Verge, tweeted how the function will look like:
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) September 25, 2020
What’s more, the Xbox app will also let you stream your games not just on a Wi-Fi connection but also through LTE or 5G. This instantly lets you enjoy your games wherever you are.