Microsoft announced today that some Xbox Insiders can now access a preview version of Xbox Console Streaming.
“Xbox Console Streaming is our new system feature that lets you play your Xbox One games from your console on a mobile device,” Microsoft’s Jonathan Hildebrandt announced. “If you’re an Xbox Insider in the Alpha and Alpha Skip-Ahead rings in the US and UK, you can now try a preview of Xbox Console Streaming. You’ll be able to play your owned and installed Xbox One games, including Xbox Game Pass titles, on an Android phone or tablet remotely from your home console.”
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So, that’s a pretty limited audience, I’d imagine. But as is the case with the related Project xCloud Preview—both previews are accessed via the same Xbox Game Streaming (Preview) app, which is currently only available on Android)—Microsoft will expand the preview to more people over time. Microsoft refers to Xbox Console Streaming as a “second streaming option” alongside xCloud.
And as with Project xCloud, you’ll need a Bluetooth-enabled Xbox One Wireless Controller and phone clamp for your controller.
<p>I absolutely hope xCloud fails, but I dont think it will in the long run. But this option just "feels" better, because you are playing games that you own that is on your system. At least you still hold some control, some ownership even though its still somewhat of an illusion with digital downloads. With xCloud, you are entirely dependent upon a corporation to play the games you bought which philosophically, I dont like at all. </p><p><br></p><p><br></p>