Cloud gaming is slowly changing the way we play high-resolution console-quality games. Now it seems like Microsoft is readying a new console streaming feature which allows you to play Xbox game on iPhone and iPad.
Microsoft had already demonstrated the prowess of Xcloud servers at the E3. The service is routed through the Xbox console and will allow you to play games anywhere within the house. That being said it works on WiFi and range is limited to the house network. Screenshots by WindowsCentral shows how you can transform your Xbox One into a personal streaming server.
The image shows off “Console Streaming” settings on an Xbox. The feature reads “Turn your Xbox One into your own personal xCloud server. Stream your entire Xbox One library, including games from Xbox Game Pass, to your mobile device.” The second screenshot asks you to continue on Preview app on your mobile. Furthermore, it suggests you to “Use the same Bluetooth enabled controller to continue.”
Console Streaming will begin only after a preliminary test is performed. As part of the test, network latency, bandwidth, and other variables will be tested for issues. You will be required to use the latest Xbox Wireless controller and connect it via Bluetooth. Also, the console needs to be powered up in order for the iOS device to stream the game. As of now, you can stream Xbox One games to Windows 10 PC via the companion app.
Microsoft is expected to launch the console streaming for Android and iOS. Before that happens, the console streaming feature will first be available for Xbox Insiders. Does the idea of playing console games on iPhone/iPad appeal to you? Let us know in the comments below.