The new Xbox app will let you stream Xbox One games to your iPhone
The new Xbox app is great. Now bring us xCloud!
What you need to know
- Microsoft is about to release a new Xbox app on iOS.
- The new app allows players to remotely play Xbox One games from their console to their iPhone.
- It also features a major app redesign with console management and easier social sharing.
Reported by The Verge, Microsoft is about to release a new Xbox app for iOS that allows users to stream their Xbox One games to their iPhone. The report says that the new app, which has gone through approval by Apple, is coming "soon."
The report notes that this new app and its remote play capability is different than Microsoft's xCloud service. Whereas xCloud allows players to stream Xbox games directly from Microsoft's servers to their phone in any location, remote play on the new Xbox app on iOS requires players to be connected to their own Xbox. Apple and Microsoft are still at odds with how to bring xCloud to iOS.
The Verge's Tom Warren posted a video to Twitter showing off the new Xbox app as well as giving a teaser as to what remote play will look like.
Microsoft's new Xbox app for iPhone lets you stream Xbox games to an iPhone 😎 It's coming soon, and here's how it works. More information here: https://t.co/zsQ7S2cEis pic.twitter.com/env64JlaAtMicrosoft's new Xbox app for iPhone lets you stream Xbox games to an iPhone 😎 It's coming soon, and here's how it works. More information here: https://t.co/zsQ7S2cEis pic.twitter.com/env64JlaAt— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) September 25, 2020September 25, 2020
According to the report, the new app will allow players to not only access their Xbox from anywhere in their home but out and about as long as they have an LTE or 5G connection.
In addition to remote play, the new iOS app will feature a major redesign that makes it easier and faster to find friends, manage your console, and share your game clips to social media. The new app will pair nicely with the new Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X when they launch in November.
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