You can now play Xbox games on your iPhone and iPad
With the iOS Xbox app. With the update, there’s a big new feature in Remote Play that lets you stream games from your Xbox One to your iPhone or iPad. Good timing too ., Microsoft has updated its
First, to allay your excitement, this isn’t Project xCloud. This service lets you play games on Android phones from the cloud, while this remote play feature transfers games from your Xbox One to your phone instead. Basically, you still need to be in your house to use remote play.
To use Remote Play, you need a solid internet connection and a Bluetooth controller for your iPhone / iPad. Microsoft won’t let you use Sony Remote Play to stream their games on iOS first.
Still, it’s a remarkable step towards Microsoft’s cloud-based future for the Xbox platform. While Sony is focused on stacking exclusive products for the PlayStation, like the upcoming Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart andMicrosoft is focused on Game Pass and Project xCloud. The former is a Netflix-like service that lets you , while the latter .
Remote play for iOS is also important because Apple, which is notoriously protecting its platform, has done so in the past. Microsoft reportedly hopes to bring xCloud to iOS and iPadOS via a web-based app, rather than the tightly controlled App Store, but Apple shows how friendly companies are when they try to circumvent their rules.
The new iOS Xbox app lets you manage your console from your phone just like its Android counterpart. You can delete games to free up space, and most importantly, download games to the console so they’re ready to play when you’re home. You can also share videos and screenshots from the app on your social media if you are interested in such things.