Xbox Cloud Gaming arrives for Insiders on Windows 10 PC Xbox App

Project xCloud PC App
Project xCloud PC App (Image credit: Daniel Rubino | Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Xbox Cloud Gaming came to Windows 10 PCs and iOS devices earlier this year through a browser-based option.
  • Xbox Insiders can now access Xbox Cloud Gaming through the Xbox app.
  • Xbox Cloud Gaming is also available through an app on Android devices right now.

Microsoft announced via Xbox Wire on Monday that players enrolled in the Xbox Insider program can now access Xbox Cloud Gaming through the Xbox app on Windows 10 PC. Xbox Cloud Gaming rolled out to Windows 10 and iOS users earlier this year via browser-based option.

If you're in the Xbox Insider program, you just need to make sure the app is updated, then connect an Xbox controller through USB or Bluetooth. From there, you'll find an option in the app enabling you to choose a cloud game and start playing.

Xbox Cloud Gaming, formerly known as Project xCloud, also recently received an upgrade enabling 1080p 60 FPS streaming, with Xbox Series X server blades helping to power the service. The Xbox Series X optimized versions of some games are available to stream, meaning that when paired with the best phones or tablets for the service, players can have a high-quality experience playing while on the go.

Xbox Cloud Gaming is currently available for anyone subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which also includes Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Game Pass for PC and Xbox Live Gold.

Samuel Tolbert
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