Microsoft began testing its Project xCloud game streaming service last October, and since then it has expanded to support more than 50 games, but only on Android devices. The good news is that the company released an iOS version of Project xCloud preview today, although it still has significant restrictions. The first is available only in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada, and the second is to support xCloud streaming only, not host streaming.
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This means that Xbox players can’t stream game content to an iOS device and can only play the Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
Microsoft said the problem was attributable to Apple’s App Store policy and it was unclear when changes could be made or whether the company could find a way around it.
There are also eligibility issues for beta apps, which, as always, have a very limited audience, with only 10,000 testers in the first place.
Invitation sprees are on a first-come, first-come, first-come,mover, and in order to attract new testers, Microsoft may have to retire a group of old test players first.
Happily, iOS version of Project xCloud supports both iPhone and iPad, so users can play on a larger screen.
You can use it with an Xbox Bluetooth wireless handle as long as the system version is upgraded to iOS 13 or later.
For interested friends, you can sign up for an iOS preview by clicking here (portal). If you’re already using Project xCloud, switch your device from Android to iOS (it doesn’t affect each other).
If you are lucky enough to qualify, also pay attention to the TestFlight email to download the app.