Xbox Console Streaming removes strict network test requirement

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Xbox One S (Image credit: Daniel Rubino | Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Xbox Console Streaming allows you to play games remotely.
  • It makes your own Xbox One into the server.
  • Beforehand, you needed the service to pass all network tests.
  • Now, Xbox Insiders can test Xbox Console Streaming even if they don't pass all the network tests.

Xbox Console Streaming allows you stream games from your Xbox One to any Android device. You don't need to use Project Cloud. Basically, your Xbox One turns into a local server that you can access games from when you're away. It's just going to play those game and streaming them from your local hardware.

Xbox Console Streaming is only available to select Xbox Insiders, and it was further limited because many Xbox Insiders failed all of the network connection tests. Today, Microsoft decided to remove that restriction and any Xbox Insider can try it out. You can find more details on Reddit.

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Keep in mind that you can only stream games to Android devices as of now. It's unclear when iOS will gain this functionality.

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.

2 Comments
  • It's ok, laggy with disconnects even with decent up and down speeds, but so long as you're not playing anything too strenuous or twitchy it's manageable.
  • Interesting to see it perform with off connectivity. I've tested it with Xbox on wifi only while phone on LTE. Works surprisingly well unless I loose LTE