Microsoft To Let Xbox Gamers Play On Smarpthones

Posted: Sep 24 2019, 8:35pm CDT | by , in Technology News

Microsoft to let Xbox gamers play on smarpthones

The tech giant is expanding its cloud offerings to its gaming service.

Microsoft will soon let gamers play Xbox games on their smartphones and tablets as part of its new cloud gaming service called Project xCloud.

With Project xCloud, Xbox players can stream from the cloud and play directly on their Android devices via the cloud.

The tech giant has opened the new service in beta, giving players the chance to try out the new cloud service before it rolls out in October in the U.S., the U.K. and Korea.

Project xCloud offers console-quality titles from the cloud without having to download the games. Among the titles included in the Project xCloud Preview, or beta, are Sea of Thieves (Anniversary Edition), Gears 5 and Halo 5: Guardians.

To participate, make sure that your device has Android version 6.0 or greater installed and Bluetooth version 4.0+; that you have a compatible Xbox Wireless Controller with Bluetooth; that you have 5GHz Wi-Fi or mobile data connection; and that you download the Xbox Game Streaming App (Preview).

Project xCloud (Preview) is by invite only, so expect an email from Microsoft. "We welcome all players with an eligible mobile device and controller to sign up. However, we anticipate many people will register for a limited number of spots and invites may not be sent until several months after registration," Microsoft said.

Click this link to register.

Once you get accepted, you can instantly install the app on your Android device and follow the next steps indicated in the app.

Microsoft also hinted at a new offering, called Xbox Console Streaming, that will let players stream from their Xbox One console, including Xbox Game Pass games, and play them on their Android phones or tablets. There's no word yet on when this feature will roll out, but Microsoft said it is "coming soon."

Both Project xCloud and Xbox Console Streaming will allow players to stream Xbox games on their mobile device.

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