Microsoft has added mobile cloud gaming to its Xbox Game Pass subscription, unlocking full Xbox One games from the convenience of your Android phone or tablet. It's easy to get started even if you don't own an Xbox One console, with a growing lineup of accessories that bolster the experience.
Limited-time Prime Day deals also bring treats for gaming, with discounts on Xbox game streaming peripherals among some of the best Xbox Prime Day deals in 2020. These savings make some already budget-friendly options even more affordable, with many even hitting their lowest prices ever. We've rounded up the Xbox cloud gaming gear you shouldn't ignore.
Today's Best Xbox Cloud Gaming Deals
- PowerA MOGA Mobile Gaming Clip for Xbox — $10 (Was $15)
- 8Bitdo Sn30 Pro Controller for Xbox — $34 w/ code 158BITDO (Was $45)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A — $99 (Was $150)
Best Prime Day Deals on Xbox Cloud Gaming Accessories
- : PowerA MOGA Mobile Gaming Clip for Xbox | $10 at Amazon (usually $15)
- : 8Bitdo Sn30 Pro for Xbox Cloud Gaming | $34 at Amazon (usually $45)
- : PowerA MOGA XP5-A Plus Controller | $43 at Amazon (usually $70)
- : Samsung Galaxy Tab A | $99 at Amazon (usually $150)
- : AUKEY 10000mAh USB-C Power Bank | $15 at Amazon (usually $18)
With streaming now bundled in Xbox Game Pass, this affordable gaming clip is near-essential for on-the-go Xbox One games. Microsoft teamed up with PowerA on this officially licensed mount, firmly clamping your smartphone to an existing Xbox wireless controller. We even named this clip the best Xbox accessory in 2019, unlocking the full potential of cloud gaming. Prime Day knocks one third off the cost, reducing this clip to its lowest asking price yet.
This compact gamepad is designed with mobile cloud gaming in mind, with a slimline, Xbox-branded silhouette, and the same button layout as a standard Xbox controller. It's made by 8Bitdo, among the first streaming accessories with the official "Designed for Xbox" endorsement. The controller mounts to your Android phone with an included clip, providing superior portability over the chunky Xbox One controller, with 18-hour quoted battery life. It's currently 13% off and you'll score an extra 15% with the super secret code "158BITDO" at checkout. Not a deal to miss.
The PowerA MOGA XP5-A Plus serves an all-inclusive mobile streaming setup, bundling a controller and phone mounting clip at an ultra-low starting price. This controller features asymmetrical thumbsticks, ABXY buttons, and a directional pad all mirroring official Xbox controllers, with an integrated 3000mAh power bank to keep your phone juiced up. It's actually a near-identical design to its XP5-X controller, endorsed by Microsoft with an official "Designed for Xbox" badge. Prime Day brings $27 savings, knocking almost $40 off the price.
While Xbox game streaming works great on phones, Xbox One games developed with larger screens in mind don't always translate. That makes a budget-friendly tablet like the Samsung Galaxy Tab A one of the best upgrades to buy, with its 8-inch HD display making everything just slightly larger, improving your gameplay and overall awareness. Ideal for iPhone users wanting to experience Xbox cloud gaming during its iOS absence or Android users wishing to upgrade the immersion.
Prime Day brings savings on all kinds of power accessories, with this 10,000mAh AUKEY power bank ideal for keeping your phone topped up with multiple charges. Xbox game streaming can be a massive battery drain, with this slimline pack easy to slide in your bag or pocket. It charges up to two devices simultaneously, with a handy LED to denote the remaining battery level.
While Xbox game streaming remains in its infancy, we've found securing the right hardware can be a literal game-changer. While a handful of Xbox One games feature on-screen touch controls, they don't compare to having the tangible buttons and sticks in-hand.
The accessories market is still adapting around the new mobile market for Xbox, but we already see some impressive products discounted for Prime Day. The PowerA MOGA Mobile Gaming Clip completes the experience at a record-low price, transforming your phone into an Xbox handheld. It's the most accessible (and likely most common way) to play Xbox game streaming, even if Xbox One controllers aren't super portable.
Those looking for a more compact alternative should consider the savings available on 8Bitdo Sn30 Pro for Xbox, which provides a flatter, mobile-friendly pad for those diving deeper into what the service can offer. The Prime Day saving is also surprising to see, given it launched just a few weeks ago.
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