Microsoft has been pushing its cloud-gaming services in an effort to make gaming accessible across all platforms, however, Apple had revised its app store guidelines which required users to log in using their Apple ID and individual games to be published as standalone apps in the store. This prevented both Stadia and Xbox from launching their service on iOS devices, however, these services are available on Android through the Google Play Store.
After a long testing phase, Microsoft has finally opened up Xbox Cloud also known as Project xCloud to the general public. The streaming service was previously only available on Android devices but is now accessible on Windows 10, iPhone, and iPad through web browsers.
But that’s not all, Xbox Cloud games will now run on Xbox Series X hardware which means that all games will be streaming at 1080p 60 fps with faster load times, better graphics, and network latency.
How to sign up for Xbox Cloud Gaming?
- To start playing on Windows or iOS, simply sign in here using your Microsoft account and sign up for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, or you can download the Xbox Game Pass app from the Google Play Store if you’re on an Android device.
- Make sure you have a compatible Xbox Controller paired with your iOS (14.4) device or Desktop with the latest firmware.
- You’ll be greeted by a list of over 100 games, simply select any title and begin playing.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate starts at $1/£1 for 3 months for first-time subscribers and £10.99/$14.99 / for recurring subscribers. To ensure a smooth gaming experience, Microsoft recommends using a 5Ghz router as well as the latest version of iOS and Windows, along with at least a 10Mbps internet connection.
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