Updated February 26, 2019: We reached out to the OneCast support team and a spokesperson said that a fix for the on-screen controller was in the works. However, the team recommended using a MFi or Xbox One controller in the meantime. We're been using an MFi controller from SteelSeries called the Nimbus with OneCast and haven't experienced any issues. Only using the on-screen keyboard causes rampant disconnections.
Microsoft offers game streaming from an Xbox One to Windows 10 via the Xbox app. Sometimes, you can't use a television because another member of your family has to watch a show or it would just produce a lot of light and noise. When these situations arise, it's helpful to just stream the game to a laptop or mobile device. Unfortunately, while the Xbox app only supports a handful of devices, it doesn't offer a truly mobile solution. Let's say you don't use a PC and prefer a Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Well, then you're just out of luck.
Luckily, there's an app called OneCast available for Mac and iOS which lets you stream your games to your Apple devices. The Mac version costs $19.99 while the iOS version costs $11.99. Much like game streaming on Windows 10, OneCast requires you to be connected to the same network as your Xbox One to get started.
Once you sign in with your Microsoft Account and connect a controller through Bluetooth or USB, OneCast will stream your dashboard over your home network to your Mac. The app supports 1080p streaming and can run in either full screen or windowed mode. It also supports multiple profiles. The iOS version offers a touchscreen controller overlay.
If you use a Mac or iOS device, be sure to check out OneCast. It works like a charm and seems to be the only solution out there for streaming Xbox One games to Apple's products.
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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
Xbox app on mobile should have supported this a long time ago.
Exactly. I think it's quite embarrassing that a third-party beat Microsoft to the punch. What's worse is that it works perfectly with a controller. I'm sure they'll fix the on-screen controller too down the line, but right now it's amazing with a controller.
I'm interested but i'm wondering of how it performs.
It performs perfectly for me as long as I don't use the on-screen keyboard for a long time. I posted a video of it in the article you can take a look at.
I've been playing Destiny 2 for the past several hours at "Very High Quality" on OneCast, with the controller (not on-screen controller), and it's perfect. The lag is minimal (but noticeable) and it never disconnected or gave me artifacts once. My internet speed is 150 Mbps over Wi-Fi.
Hey, I like this kind of article, Asher. Keep it up!
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