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Microsoft's xCloud game streaming service is available on iOS, desktops through browsers

The users who have already subscribed to Microsoft’s Game Pass Ultimate in one of the 22 countries the cloud gaming service is available can begin playing any of the over 100 games immediately.

June 29, 2021 / 04:08 PM IST

Microsoft recently confirmed it was releasing its cloud game streaming service through the web for iOS devices. Xbox’s Cloud Gaming service will now be available through iPhones, iPads, PCs, and macOS via the web.

The service has been available through an invite-only beta period since April 2021; but now, Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can access games from their devices. You can access the service by visiting xbox.com/play through the Safari browser on an iPhone, Mac, PC, or iPad or using Microsoft Edge or Chrome.

Users who have already subscribed to Microsoft’s Game Pass Ultimate, in one of the 22 countries the cloud gaming service is available, can begin playing any of the over 100 games immediately. The countries that support the service include Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

You can play games on the service through a Bluetooth controller like an Xbox Wireless Controller or other supported models. On iOS, the web-based app can be accessed via the Safari browser, where users will have the choice to use a controller or touch controls for certain games.

In its blog post, the software giant confirmed that the xCloud game stream service is powered by Xbox Series X consoles. With a fast enough internet connection, the streaming rates will be set at 1080p resolution up to 60fps.



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Carlsen Martin
first published: Jun 29, 2021 04:06 pm
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