October 25, 2021

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Xbox Cloud Gaming launches in beta on PC and iOS

Xbox Cloud Gaming launches in beta on PC and iOS

After Android mobile devices, the Cloud gaming Xbox (formerly xCloud) is finally coming to PC, iPhone and iPad. However, this is only a small number of GamePass Ultimate subscribers, who will have access to it initially.

As Phil Spencer promised many months ago, this is finally a reality: The Cloud gaming సా LaSaus Xbox is coming out of the shackles of Android mobile devices, the only place available so far. As of Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Microsoft is launching a web-application version of its service in a closed beta that can be accessed through the Edge, Google Chrome and Safari browsers. The Cloud gaming Xbox thus gets new compatibility not only with PCs, but also with iPhones and iPods. Access to this web-app is initially only possible by invitation, which the manufacturer sends to some Xbox Game Ultimate subscribers at its discretion – unfortunately without the opportunity for interested users to show their enthusiasm and request access. Priority.

In doing so, Microsoft will become the last of the major players Cloud gaming, Following Nvidia, Google and Amazon, following the web-application format to overcome Apple’s reluctance Cloud gaming. True, Tim Cook’s company is still closing the doors of its App Store to on-demand streaming game services. This is justified by the need for compatibility between games available on its platform, all of which must be subject to the same validation process – although it is constrained to include it in the App Store’s usage conditions, surprisingly specific and convoluted terms, the honesty of which seems highly questionable.

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The same web-application format for use on a PC is also not small, as it allows access to the service without having to install a specific client application on the machine. Students and workers are certainly happy with the computer provided by their school or employer and their administrative rights are restricted.