Nowadays gaming is most people’s hobby. With Xbox clouding, you can play games anywhere and on any device without the need for an Xbox series X/S console. This is a Microsoft cloud-based streaming service that allows you to play games on the internet. Xbox cloud gaming is a Microsoft-named cloud gaming service and once you have a good internet connection you can access the games remotely on your laptop, web browser, phone, or tablet or you can install the app. You need to have an Xbox account and an Xbox game pass ultimate membership to get started with the Xbox cloud gaming.
Xbox cloud gaming gives you the access to play a lot of Xbox game pass games on different devices. You play games through the cloud instead of downloading them. Some of the best Xbox series x games are available to play using the cloud. As long as you have a stable internet connection, you can pick any game and play it instantly. Playing game on the cloud saves a lot of space, on your phone instead of downloading them. Xbox cloud gaming is supported on Android and Apple phones and tablets. It is also available on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox series X/S.
How Does Xbox Cloud Gaming Work?
Playing a game on Xbox cloud gaming is streaming it directly over the internet that is why you can access them on your device as long as you have a strong Wi-Fi connection. Microsoft strongly recommends an average requirement of 5 GHz WI-Fi or mobile data connection with a speed of 20 Mbps or higher. When you stream a game on Xbox cloud gaming, the Microsoft server does all the heavy lifting for you. The servers load, process, and render the game for you.
For you to control the game, use touch controls or a controller to send inputs to the server. The server receives the inputs and translates them into the game. You can also make use of controllers connected through USB or wirelessly over Bluetooth including the Xbox wireless controller. You will also need a device that supports Xbox cloud gaming.
How to Use Xbox Gaming on iOS and Android
Before you start playing games on cloud gaming you need a compatible device. You also need to download the official app on your device before you start using the service. To enjoy cloud gaming, you need to subscribe to the Xbox game pass ultimate tier. Which gives you access to Xbox cloud gaming. You can launch any game you like on the section on the app called Cloud. To set Xbox gaming on your iOS you need to:
- Open Safari and head to xbox.com/play
- You can also stream directly on Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browser
- Sign in to your Microsoft account linked to your Xbox game pass
- Tap the share button at the bottom of the screen
- Select Add to Home screen
- Find the app on your home screen and sign in.
That is all you have to do. Once you have signed in, you can play an enormous library of Xbox game pass games. You can play some with a compatible controller or PlayStation controller or play it on a touch screen.
Is Xbox Cloud Gaming Free?
No, it is not, to play games on Xbox cloud gaming you will need an Xbox game pass ultimate subscription which is $14.99 a month, it is a bit pricier than the base subscription tier. And it comes with packages along with Xbox live Gold with access to the library of Xbox game pass games. The ultimate pass gives you access to a rolling library of more than 100 games which includes Xbox game studios’ games on the day they are released. Xbox cloud gaming is included in the subscription as an additional feature with no extra charge. Although it is not free you can play Fortnite for free as long as you have a Microsoft account.
Games You Can Play Using Xbox Cloud
A lot of games are available on Xbox cloud gaming once you have signed in to your account. There are over 100 games that can be played via the cloud on Xbox one, Xbox series X/S and PC. Some games vary depending on the region you are in.
- 7 days to die
- A memoir
- A plague tale: innocence
- Among us
- Aragami 2
- Art of rally
- Back 4 blood
- Batman: Markham knight
- Battlefield 1
- Before we leave
- Ben 10: power trip
- Bleeding edge
- Broken age
- Call of the sea
- Cluster truck
- Cricket 19
- Dandy ace
- Dark alliance
- Desperados III
- Disneyland adventures
- Dragon age: origins
And many more. Xbox also announced that anyone with a Microsoft account on a PC, mobile, or tablet with a strong internet connection can play Fortnite for free directly from the web.