Microsoft’s Xbox app update for iOS and iPadOS is now live, allowing Xbox One owners to stream games to their devices. New Xbox app Available on the App Store It has a remote play feature that allows Xbox One console owners to stream their games to iPhone or iPad.
Remote play is different from Microsoft’s xCloud service, which streams games directly from servers instead of your own Xbox One console. This Xbox Remote Play feature only connects to your own Xbox console, not to xCloud. It is similar Play Sony’s own PS4 remote Feature also available on Android and iOS.
While this app supports Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S games, it cannot stream older Xbox 360 and original Xbox games remotely to Android or iOS / iPadOS devices.
The app also supports the ability to access the Xbox console via Wi-Fi or even an LTE or 5G connection. The Xbox app allows you to control your home Xbox and you can even enable your console remotely outside your home. The Xbox starts without noise or the Xbox Lite on the front and when you disconnect, it goes back to standby after a brief idle.
New The Xbox app recently came out on Android, And this updated iPhone version has the same new design and features. It also appreciates the new Xbox Series X and Series S consoles, allowing players to quickly download or share game clips and screenshots. You can also manage console space and delete games from the app.
This new Xbox app is much faster than the previous iOS version and its design is generally compatible with the new dashboard and UI throughout the Xbox. Microsoft is all set to release the Xbox Series X / S consoles on November 10th.
Unfortunately, Microsoft’s updated Xbox app does not change the xCloud situation. Apple has recently expanded an Olive branch to allow services such as Stadia and XCloud, but there is a big catch, which means Microsoft will have to submit hundreds of games using its streaming technology as dedicated apps. Microsoft is not amused with Apple’s new regulations.