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How to Pair a DualShock 4 or Xbox Wireless Controller With iPhone and Apple TV

Monday October 21, 2019 10:00 am PDT by
With iOS 13 and tvOS 13, Apple users are now able to connect their favorite console controllers to an iPhone or Apple TV. In this guide, we've provided a quick rundown of how to go about pairing the DualShock 4 Wireless Controller and Xbox Wireless Controller to both iOS and tvOS devices. Previously, MFi controllers were the only solution to playing games on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. With...

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Xbox Boss Discusses Apple Arcade, App Store Fees, and Game Pass Streaming in Safari

Wednesday November 25, 2020 8:32 am PST by
Microsoft's executive vice president of gaming, Phil Spencer, has discussed Xbox's approach to Apple Arcade, App Store fees, and game streaming on iOS via Safari in a new interview with The Verge. Earlier this year, Microsoft elected to withhold the launch of its Xbox games streaming service on iOS after it became clear that the project was no longer viable due to Apple's ‌App Store‌...

Xbox Series X Controller Support Coming to Apple Devices

Friday November 20, 2020 6:46 am PST by
Apple and Microsoft are working on adding support for the Xbox Series X controller to Apple devices, according to an Apple Support page spotted by a Reddit user. The support page states that Apple devices only support the Xbox Wireless Controller with Bluetooth, Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, Xbox Adaptive Controller, PlayStation DualShock 4 Wireless Controller, and various other ...

Apple TV App Coming to Xbox One, Series X, and Series S on November 10 [Now Available]

Monday November 2, 2020 8:28 am PST by
Microsoft today announced that the Apple TV app will be available on the new Xbox Series X and Series S on November 10, the day the consoles launch. The app will also be released for the previous-generation Xbox One console. The Apple TV app will allow Xbox users to stream content from subscription-based Apple TV+, Apple TV Channels like AMC+ and CBS All Access, and the iTunes Store, as well ...

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

Monday October 19, 2020 6:33 pm PDT by
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. 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...

Xbox Cloud Gaming 'Absolutely Will End Up on iOS,' Says Microsoft Gaming Boss

Friday October 9, 2020 6:48 am PDT by
Microsoft's vice-president of gaming, Phil Spencer, has told employees that the company is still intending to bring Game Pass streaming to the iPhone and iPad, according to Business Insider. Project xCloud was the working title of Microsoft's Game Pass cloud streaming service, which it says is its "vision for game-streaming technology that will complement our console hardware and give...

Apple TV App Reportedly Coming to Xbox, 'Likely' in Time for Series X/S Launch on November 10

Wednesday September 30, 2020 10:15 am PDT by
The Apple TV app is coming to Xbox, according to Windows Central, which tweeted that it can "confirm" the news. It is unclear when the app will arrive on Xbox, but the report claims it will "likely" be available in time for the launch of the new Xbox Series X and Series S consoles on November 10. It is unclear if older consoles like the Xbox One would be supported. A member of the Xbox Insider ...

Microsoft's xCloud Unavailable on iOS at Launch, Future Uncertain

Wednesday August 5, 2020 8:27 am PDT by
Microsoft's upcoming "Project xCloud" game streaming service is set to launch on September 15th, exclusively on Android devices. Despite extensive testing via TestFlight on iOS, xCloud's launch on iOS seems to have been postponed indefinitely. Project xCloud is Microsoft's "vision for game-streaming technology that will complement our console hardware and give gamers more choices in how...

Apple Adds Microsoft's Xbox Wireless Controller to its Online Store

Wednesday October 9, 2019 7:58 am PDT by
Apple has added the Xbox Wireless Controller to Apple.com, although the accessory is currently unavailable to purchase at the time of writing. Apple sells a few different gaming controllers on its website to connect to iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS devices, but as of yet the company has never directly sold Microsoft or Sony's own gaming controllers. Now that players can connect the Xbox Wireless...

iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV Gaining Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Controller Support

Monday June 3, 2019 11:17 am PDT by
Apple today at WWDC 2019 announced that the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV are gaining Xbox One S and PlayStation 4 DualShock controller support for games in iOS 13, iPadOS, and tvOS 13 respectively. This much-welcomed news provides ‌iPhone‌, ‌iPad‌, and ‌Apple TV‌ gamers with additional options beyond MFi-certified controllers like the SteelSeries Nimbus and the Siri Remote for the ‌Apple TV‌. ...

Microsoft Working on SDK That Will Expand Xbox Live Features to More Games on iOS

Monday February 4, 2019 5:32 am PST by
Microsoft is working on a new software development kit that will allow your Xbox Live data to sync "to almost every screen" that you own, including iOS devices, Android smartphones, and Nintendo Switch, in addition to existing support on Xbox consoles and Windows PC. The SDK will bring your Xbox achievements, friends list, clubs, and more to supported iPhone and iPad games in the future (via Windo...

Xbox Party Chat Coming Soon to iOS and Android Apps

Friday December 15, 2017 7:45 am PST by
Microsoft this week announced that the beta for its main Xbox iOS app will soon allow testers to enable party chat and speak with friends who are in a party on Xbox One, with a wide launch expected to follow. Those interested can sign up for the Xbox app beta, run through Apple's TestFlight program, on Microsoft's website. The party chat mode is already available on the Android beta of the Xbox...

Microsoft Refreshes iOS 'Xbox' App Ahead of E3 Press Conference

Monday June 13, 2016 3:32 am PDT by
Microsoft has overhauled its Xbox app for iOS, bringing new features and a look that's more in line with its Windows 10 range of mobile apps. The "Xbox One SmartGlass" app, which is now titled simply "Xbox", enables an iOS device to function as a remote control to maneuver through the Xbox One's dashboard. It also displays information on the device when playing music or TV through the console, ...

Microsoft Considering Smaller Xbox One as Potential Apple TV Rival

Wednesday December 30, 2015 9:50 am PST by
Microsoft may be gearing up to launch a new Xbox One gaming console in 2016, with a download-only device that would be noticeably smaller than the current Xbox One and enter the market as a potential rival to the new Apple TV. According to a report from Petri IT Knowledgebase (via Business Insider), the console would also see a price cut to match the current market of streaming-centric devices. ...