Microsoft Launched xCloud Game Streaming Service in Preview on iOS

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it is opening its project xCloud preview for iOS devices and the preview is already full. Previews were made available to 10,000 testers in Apple’s TestFlight program, however. Ever since Microsoft launched the preview for Android phones, iOS users have been eagerly awaiting its release on Apple’s mobile platform. In particular, the preview is only available in Canada, UK and US.

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Project xCloud is a video game streaming service that allows users to instantly stream PC and console games to various devices. You do not need to download the games you want to play but instead, they will be streamed directly from Microsoft’s own servers.

There are some differences between the previously released Android preview of iOS and Project XCloud. IOS TestFlight preview does not support Xbox console streaming (preview) at this time. There is only one game to test players, which is o Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Microsoft says this was due to Apple’s App Store policy.
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Previews were made available via invitations that were sent on a first come first serve basis as the Windows manufacturer anticipated high demand. Microsoft also states that because the TestFlight program has limited space, they can cycle through the registrar for testing purposes. This means that there may still be a chance for you to participate in the preview.

iOS users who want to test Project xCloud must have a Microsoft account that is associated with their Xbox Gamertag. The iOS device they are using must have iOS 13.0 as well as Bluetooth version 4.0. They will need an Xbox One wireless controller with Bluetooth. Microsoft recommends an Internet connection using Wi-Fi with 10Mbps down bandwidth and a 5GHz connection.

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