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Last Updated : Aug 08, 2020 05:00 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Game streaming services like Project xCloud violate App Store policies, says Apple

Even Google Stadia and Nvidia GeForce Now are not available on the iPhone and iPad because of these policies.

Samsung recently unveiled its flagship Note 20 duo this week. One of the big announcements during the Unpacked event was Samsung’s partnership with Microsoft, which includes special enhancements for the xCloud game streaming service on the Galaxy Note 20 Duo.

Customers who pre-order the Galaxy Note 20 or Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will get a three-month pass. However, xCloud’s beta test on iOS ended early, before the launch of the service on September 15. This is due to Apple App Store policies. Even Google Stadia and Nvidia GeForce Now are not available on the iPhone and iPad because of these policies.

In a statement to Business Insider, Apple said, “The App Store was created to be a safe and trusted place for customers to discover and download apps, and a great business opportunity for all developers. Before they go on our store, all apps are reviewed against the same set of guidelines that are intended to protect customers and provide a fair and level playing field to developers.”

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The best part about game streaming services like Project xCloud is that users do not require an expensive gaming PC or Xbox console to play titles. You can simply use a browser or phone to stream games directly from the cloud. However, at the moment, it does not look like Apple users will be able to reap the benefits of cloud game streaming.

Project xCloud is launching with the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate this September for USD 15 per month. This will give you access to a library of over 100 titles, including first-party and third-party games.

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First Published on Aug 8, 2020 05:00 pm
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