It is now possible to play Xbox games on Samsung Galaxy Note and Android devices. It seems as every year passes by, we get more tech stuffed into our mobile devices don’t we? I mean we’re at a point now where smartphones can “indirectly” replace our computers. But can it replace our consoles though?
A few days ago (4th of August), news broke that Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming service will be launching soon. To be specific, on the 15th of September. If you’re sitting down wondering what Microsoft xCloud is all about, here’s a simplified explanation:
- Pick up and play – Play 100+ Xbox games on your mobile device anywhere with a high-speed internet connection.
- Play Xbox favorites on the devices you own – access to over 100 high-quality games on Xbox console, Windows 10 PC, and Android mobile phone or tablet.
- Connect and play with friends – Play together and discover your next favorite game with friends in the best global gaming community.
Based on what we found on the official Xbox site:
- Android version 6.0 or greater, Bluetooth version 4.0+
- Xbox Game Pass app with Ultimate membership
- Compatible Xbox Wireless Controller with Bluetooth (Optional clip to connect your phone and controller available at retailers including Microsoft Store.)
- 5Ghz Wi-Fi or mobile data connection 10Mbps down
What about iOS (iPhones)?
While Microsoft has indeed carried out testings of xCloud on iOS, testing has apparently been cut off early, as Apple’s App Store policies appear to be holding xCloud back. The future of xCloud on iOS does seem a little unclear for now, but the doesn’t mean that all bets are off the table, so stay sharp!
In conclusion, can it replace our consoles? A couple days ago, we shared a topic regarding the relevancy of Xbox Consoles moving forward. With the ability to play Xbox games on Android devices now coming to fruition, what do you think? Let us know in the comments section below!