How To Register For Microsoft xCloud Preview For iOS
It’s taken longer than most expected, but Microsoft is now expanding its Project xCloud game streaming service to those using iPhones and iPads. Microsoft says that it’s had to jump through some hoops to get things moving, and this is currently only available via TestFlight. Don’t expect to find it in the App Store just yet.
Microsoft’s Major Nelson explained that concessions needed to be made in order to allow Project xCloud onto iPhone and iPad via a new blog post.
The key points include the fact that the TestFlight preview is only available to those in the US, UK, and Canada and that there is only one game available for now. That means you can play Halo: The Master Chief Collection, but that’s it. Don’t expect to be streaming games from your Xbox One just yet.
There’s also a limit of 10,000 users, which has already been met. As a result, Microsoft says that it will be cycling users in and out to allow more people to test the features out. You’ll also need an iPhone running iOS 13 or later, or an iPad running iPadOS 13 or later in order to install the app.
None of this is ideal, but the fact it’s happening at all is an improvement on what we had before. Hopefully, Microsoft and Apple can get their ducks in a row and let iPhone and iPad owners enjoy the full experience, just like Android users can.