Xbox Console Streaming Preview Expands to All Countries

Posted on January 17, 2020 by Mehedi Hassan in Xbox with 6 Comments

Microsoft has been testing the Xbox Console Streaming feature for a while now. The feature first launched back in October of last year as a preview, though it was only limited to Xbox Insiders in the United States and the United Kingdom.

That’s finally changing now, though. Microsoft is announcing the expansion of the preview to all countries this week, meaning Xbox Insiders from around the world can now try out the new Console Streaming feature on their phone and Xbox One.

Xbox Insiders in all the Xbox One-supported countries can now try the preview, being able to stream their Xbox One games from their Xbox on their Android phone or tablet. “We view the public preview as an important step in our journey to deliver game streaming to Xbox players around the world! We are learning from Xbox Insiders like you whenever you participate in these new technologies,” said Microsoft’s Jonathan Hildebrandt.

Microsoft says the company has made a number of improvements to Console Streaming with feedback from Xbox Insiders, and it’s soon going to introduce another update with a series of new improvements. As usual, there are a number of requirements to be able to use Console Streaming. You will need to be running an Xbox One Update Preview ring on your Xbox and have a phone or tablet running Android 6 or higher. There are also a number of minimum requirements for your network to make sure everything streams smoothly, so make sure to check out the full requirements here.

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7 responses to “Xbox Console Streaming Preview Expands to All Countries”

  1. Ulfvar

    Got excited until I saw "All xbox one-supported countries", which is an embarrassingly short list of countries.

    Guess I won't ever be getting xCloud :)

  2. tdemerse

    I was super excited thinking this was xCloud but it is only Xbox Console Streaming for now.

  3. IanYates82

    Trouble with this for me in Australia unfortunately.

    My connection speed tests from Brisbane to Sydney at 25ms, with 95Mbps/35Mbps

    The xbox reports the same speed but insists I have a ping of about 130ms. That'd be fair if I'm connecting to some server in the US, but I'm not (or at least shouldn't be).

    I'm wondering if Microsoft have my ISP's IP range as being in the US?

    I've tried putting the xbox on WiFi, changing Ethernet cable and port, etc. Other devices - even my phone on 2.4Ghz WiFi via the same router, easily would meet the requirements.

    I've mentioned on Twitter and someone from. Xbox AU/NZ is looking in to it. Fingers crossed. Being able to play a quick game whilst on the go is very appealing. I've been keen for this to come out more broadly for ages.

    Am I right in assuming that eventually xcloud will be like renting your own xbox (except it's just a spare box at that time rather than the same one waiting just for you) in the data centre? It'll have all games available, etc?

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