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How to Play Fortnite on iPhone and iPad for Free

Thursday May 19, 2022 1:47 pm PDT by
Fortnite has been unavailable to play on the iPhone and iPad since Apple banned it from the App Store amid an ongoing legal battle with Epic Games, but the battle royale game has returned to iOS devices thanks to Microsoft's Xbox Cloud Gaming service. This article explains how to get Fortnite up and running on the service – keep reading to learn how it works. Apple removed popular title...

How to Pair a PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X Controller With iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

Monday May 10, 2021 1:07 pm PDT by
With the release of iOS 14.5 and tvOS 14.5, Apple users can now connect their PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X controllers to an iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Keep reading to learn how it works. Since iOS 13 and tvOS 13, users have been able to connect popular console controllers to an iPhone or Apple TV to play Apple Arcade games and other iOS games, instead of having to spend extra money on...

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 Game Pass Ultimate Members Can Get a 3-Month Free Trial of Apple TV+ and Apple Music

Thursday November 17, 2022 1:58 am PST by
Microsoft is offering members of its Xbox Game Pass Ultimate program a three-month free trial of Apple TV+ and Apple Music before the holiday season. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate typically costs $14.99 and comes with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks, which offers subscribers discounts, and special offers for a wide range of services, apps, and games. In its latest bonus, Microsoft, in partnership...
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Apple Music Now Available on Xbox

Wednesday October 12, 2022 6:24 am PDT by
Apple Music is now available on the Microsoft Store for the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One, providing subscribers with access to the streaming music service, complete with large album art, full-screen time-synced lyrics, and more. As noted by users on Reddit, music can be played in the background while gaming. The app is similar to the one available on tvOS for the Apple TV, with ...
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Microsoft Developing Low-Cost Xbox Streaming Dongle That Could Rival Apple TV

Friday May 27, 2022 2:39 am PDT by
In news that could weigh heavily on the future success of Apple TV, Microsoft has confirmed it is working to bring an affordable streaming device to market that would allow users to play Xbox games without the need for a full-blown console. It has been suggested for years that Microsoft wants to make gaming accessible to more people by cutting out the need to invest in a pricey console. The...
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Video: Playing Fortnite on an iPad With Xbox Cloud Gaming

Friday May 6, 2022 2:13 pm PDT by
If you've been missing Fortnite on the iPhone and the iPad during the Apple vs. Epic Games legal battle, Microsoft has good news for you - the Xbox Cloud Gaming service now supports Fortnite, which means you can play on your iOS device using Safari or another browser. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. In our latest YouTube video, we thought we'd check out Fortnite...
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You Can Join FaceTime Calls on an Xbox but Not an Apple TV

Monday January 10, 2022 6:57 am PST by
A Redditor has highlighted that it is possible to join FaceTime calls from their TV using an Xbox, a feature that is not possible on the Apple TV. In a post on Reddit, user u/JavonTEvans explained how they are able to make ‌FaceTime‌ calls on their TV using an Xbox. The simple setup involves using a Logitech C930 webcam connected to an Xbox Series S. To join a ‌FaceTime‌ call, they simply...
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Microsoft Was Willing to Bring Xbox-Exclusive Games to iPhone via xCloud

Thursday December 9, 2021 2:06 pm PST by
When Microsoft was in discussions with Apple about bringing its xCloud platform to the iPhone, Microsoft attempted to sweet talk Apple into allowing the cloud gaming service. According to emails between Microsoft and Apple executives that were unearthed by The Verge, Microsoft was willing to agree to many of Apple's demands about how the system would work, even agreeing to bring Xbox titles...
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Hands-On With Microsoft's Browser-Based Xbox Cloud Gaming Service on an iPhone

Wednesday June 30, 2021 2:16 pm PDT by
Microsoft earlier this week made its Xbox Cloud Gaming service available on iOS devices, which means iPhone and iPad users can play Xbox games using the Safari browser. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. We decided to test out Xbox Cloud Gaming to see how it works at launch, and whether it's worth the $14.99 subscription price for the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate...
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Xbox Cloud Gaming Service Now Available on iOS Devices Through Safari

Monday June 28, 2021 1:30 pm PDT by
Microsoft's Xbox Cloud Gaming service is officially launching today and is now available to be used on the iPhone and iPad through the Safari browser, says Microsoft. As of today, Xbox Cloud Gaming is available to all Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members with Apple smartphones and tables and Windows 10 PC users. The service can be accessed by visiting xbox.com/play on Microsoft Edge, Chrome, or...
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Apple TV App on Xbox Gaining Support for Dolby Vision

Monday May 24, 2021 10:47 am PDT by
This past November, the Apple TV app made its debut on Xbox gaming consoles, now, the Apple TV app is gaining support for Dolby Vision on Xbox, offering viewers improved high dynamic range paired with Dolby Atmos for a truly cinematic experience. Xbox says that to enable Dolby Vision for ‌Apple TV‌ on Xbox, users must first have a compatible TV that supports high dynamic range. With...
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Microsoft xCloud Beta for iPhone and iPad to Launch This Week [Updated]

Monday April 19, 2021 8:46 am PDT by
Microsoft has today announced that it will launch its browser-based Xbox Cloud Gaming service in beta to selected testers on iPhone and iPad tomorrow. Starting tomorrow, Microsoft will begin sending out invites to selected Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to test the Xbox Cloud Gaming limited beta for ‌iPhone‌, ‌iPad‌, and Windows 10 PCs using a web browser. Invites will be issued on a...
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CES 2021: OtterBox Launches New Mobile Gaming Clip and Gaming Cases

Monday January 11, 2021 10:03 am PST by
OtterBox is teaming up with Microsoft to launch several new mobile gaming accessories, which include the OtterBox Mobile Gaming Clip and the Easy Grip Gaming Case. The Mobile Gaming Clip is designed to work with the Xbox controller, and it is a simple clip that connects a controller to one of Apple's iPhones. OtterBox says that the design is meant to balance the weight of the iPhone on the...
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Xbox Cloud Gaming Coming to iOS in Spring 2021

Wednesday December 9, 2020 6:32 am PST by
Microsoft has today announced that its cloud-based gaming subscription service, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, will be available to iOS users starting Spring 2021. The announcement detailed that, as expected, Game Pass will not be coming to iOS via an app, but rather through a web browser. In Spring 2021, we will take the next step in our journey to reach more players around the world by...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...