Microsoft, which was recently in the news for the Windows 11 announcement, has now launched Xbox Cloud Gaming services for Apple devices and Windows 10 PCs via browsers. Xbox Cloud Gaming services were launched in November 2019. It allows you to play games on devices like smartphones, laptops, PC, tablets, and more without downloading the game.
You need an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription to access the Xbox Cloud Gaming services. According to the company, the service is currently available in 22 countries to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers.
Xbox Cloud Gaming now available on iPhones, iPads and Windows 10 PCs
“Starting today, Xbox Cloud Gaming is available to all Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members with Windows 10 PCs and Apple phones and tablets, via browser, across 22 countries,” reads the official forum.
Players need to head to xbox.com/play on Microsoft Edge, Chrome, or Safari. They will be required to purchase Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, login and make the payment. According to the company, Xbox Cloud Gaming services can stream games in 1080p at a 60fps frame rate. You can play games with the help of a Bluetooth controller and on smartphones, you can take advantage of custom touch controls.
“Cloud gaming provides seamless play across your devices. When you’re streaming games on a PC or mobile device, your game is playing from Xbox hardware in a Microsoft data center. This means you can jump into a game, connect with your friends, and play through the Xbox network just as you’ve always done,” reads the official blog post.
Xbox Cloud Gaming: list of supported countries
Here is the list of countries where Xbox Cloud Gaming is available. India is not on the list, and there’s no update about when the service will be available in the country.
- United Kingdom
- United States