Microsoft has announced that the company is expanding access to its Xbox Cloud Gaming service on Windows PC and iOS devices including iPhones and iPads. Starting today, ie. April 20, 2021, Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming is expanding to the PC and iOS web browsers as part of the limited beta test, according to the official blog post. The tech giant is sending invites to the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to play cloud games via web browsers like Chrome and Edge for Windows 10 PC and Safari browser on iOS devices starting Tuesday.
To those unaware, the new service, previously called Project xCloud, allows for streaming full-featured Xbox games over the internet. The company announced this service more than two years ago and has been teasing it on Xbox consoles, PC, and Android devices. Players can choose from plenty of games on Xbox Cloud Gaming as the service has more than 100 games available. These include Fallout 4, Halo, and even the Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V).
How to Play Xbox Cloud Gaming on PC, iPhones, and iPads
As mentioned before, the Xbox Cloud Gaming service testing starts today and the invites will be sent to players in 22 countries. The company says that it plans to open up this testing to all Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members as quickly as possible. Players who receive the invite will be able to test over 100 Xbox Game Pass titles on Windows PC and Apple iPhones and iPads — all you need to do is to go to xbox.com/play on your web browser.
Once you receive the invite, just open the web browser, like Chrome and Edge on Windows and Safari on iPhone or iPad. Next, go to xbox.com/play to test over a hundred titles on your device using the internet connection. Note that “more than 50 games” also feature “custom touch controls” for playing using your smartphone’s touchscreen, but you will need a compatible Bluetooth or USB-connected controller to play on PC. Xbox or PlayStation 4 controllers should work, but you can check the full list of compatible remotes here.
If you also want to test Xbox Cloud Gaming on your PC or an iOS device, wait for the invite from Microsoft. But make sure you’re already subscribed to the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate monthly subscription. It’s a $15 per month service that includes Xbox Live Gold and the ability to play over 100 games using Xbox Cloud Gaming on Xbox consoles or PC.