Microsoft's Xbox App Now Lets Xbox Users Stream Games to iPhone and iPad

Microsoft today released an updated version of its Xbox app designed for the iPhone and the iPad, which will allow Xbox users to play their games remotely on their Apple devices using streaming functionality.

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Microsoft has been testing this feature for a few weeks, first providing it to Xbox app beta testers back in September. From the app's release notes:

- Set up new consoles and queue games
- Play remotely from your console
- View and share game clips & screenshots
- Party chat with friends across devices

Have a look around the new app. More awesomeness is on the way!

The new Xbox streaming option is different than Microsoft's xCloud service, which is not yet available on Apple's devices due to Apple's restrictions on cloud gaming. xCloud is meant to stream games from Microsoft's servers directly, while the Xbox streaming option requires users to connect their devices to their Xbox consoles.

Microsoft's updated Xbox app is similar to the PS4 Remote Play app that Sony offers on the ‌iPhone‌ and the ‌iPad‌. Like the Xbox app, Remote Play allows PlayStation users to play their PS4 games over WiFi on an Apple device.

The Xbox app streaming feature works outside of the home, letting Xbox owners access and play their games from the Xbox when not at home. According to the app's release notes, the streaming feature requires an Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S that's activated or in Instant-On mode along with a 5GHz WiFi connection or LTE/5G connection that provides 10Mb/s download speeds.

Any Xbox game installed on a compatible Xbox can be streamed with the exception of backward compatible titles from Xbox 360 or the original Xbox.

The Xbox app can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

The Matt George Avatar
14 weeks ago
Sssoooo Fortnite on Xbox ... streamed to ipad?
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
applefan69 Avatar
14 weeks ago


Sssoooo Fortnite on Xbox ... streamed to ipad?

LOL and then the store commission goes to Microsoft. hwut?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
14 weeks ago
Alrighty, where are the spammers who wine and wine about no XCloud on iOS, on completely unrelated articles?
This is your time to shine
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
techfreak23 Avatar
14 weeks ago
A note to the new people, you should connect to a 5GHz network for the best experience. I was lagging quite a bit at first, but then I realized I was on a 2.4 GHz network. After I switched it, I’ve had little to no issues. My only real complaint about the service is that the Xbox button on my Elite controller doesn’t register in the app so I end up having to tap the screen and tap the virtual Xbox button.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AppleFan91 Avatar
14 weeks ago


Alrighty, where are the spammers who wine and wine about no XCloud on iOS, on completely unrelated articles?
This is your time to shine

Well, as this is not xCloud, it probably won’t change for them.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
doboy Avatar
14 weeks ago
Now I can play Xbox games while sitting on the toilet. Life is complete :)
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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