Microsoft releases streaming Xbox One games on iPhone and iPad | Games

Microsoft has updated the Xbox for iOS and now allows streaming games on the iPhone or iPad, which was in testing a few weeks ago. To use it, just update the app on your preferred device, connect your console account and take advantage of it using the “transmission” option.

Rocket League running on Xbox One via streaming in the Tecnoblog test (Image: Felipe Vinha / Tecnoblog)

Rocket League running on Xbox One via streaming in the Tecnoblog test (Image: Felipe Vinha / Tecnoblog)

Game streaming on Xbox

This streaming system allows someone who has an Xbox at home to play any game or browse the console via their cell phone. Do not confuse with xCloud, which is an online library to play via streaming, but it does not require a connected video game.

The only similarity, however, is that the two technologies need a good connection to the Internet. In tests that I performed, the streaming worked well, but the console said it would work even better if the device was connected to a network cable, and not using Wi-Fi.

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IOS streaming was in testing (Image: Microsoft)

It is also possible to use the Xbox app streaming to play games outside the home, as long as the console at home and the cell phone outside are connected to a quality network. In addition, the system will also be compatible with Xbox Series X and Series S when they launch in November.

In competition

Remember that the official PlayStation app has already enabled streaming on iOS since 2019 for the PS4. Even recently, the app was updated by Sony to be compatible with the PS5, which also arrives in November.

The operation between the two is similar, but there is a crucial difference: the PlayStation app allows you to play with virtual controls on the screen or connect a DualShock 4 via Bluetooh. Microsoft’s only lets you play with a connected physical controller, whether on a video game or on your cell phone.

With information: Engadget.

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