29 Jun 2021 8:52 AM +00:00

Xbox Cloud Gaming Hits iOS In 22 Countries, Upgraded To Series X

Microsoft's game streaming service, Xbox Cloud Gaming (formerly known as xCloud), is now available on iOS devices as part of the next phase of the platform's rollout.

Not only can games now be streamed to Apple phones and tablets, but the service now also runs on Xbox Series X hardware, using upgraded tech in Microsoft's servers.

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Xbox Cloud Gaming Hits iOS In 22 Countries, Upgraded To Series X

A new Xbox Wire blog post explained that the Xbox Cloud Gaming will also allow users to stream games to their Windows 10 PC.

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. If you’re a member or want to become a member, simply go to xbox.com/play on Microsoft Edge, Chrome, or Safari on your PC or mobile device to start playing hundreds of games from the Xbox Game Pass library.

While Microsoft's cloud gaming previously ran from Xbox One S 'server blades', these have now been upgraded to Xbox Series X - confirming prior reports.

We’ve been upgrading Microsoft datacenters around the globe with the fastest, most powerful Xbox hardware to give you faster load times, improved frame rates, and an experience of a new generation of gaming. To ensure the lowest latency, highest quality experience across the broadest set of devices, we will be streaming at 1080p and up to 60fps. Going forward we’ll continue to innovate and add more features to enhance your cloud gaming experience.

As a reminder, Xbox Cloud Gaming is a benefit of Xbox Game Pass – along with a suite of monthly games. Check out everything we know about July's Game Pass titles here.