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’s Xbox app for iOS is a quick and easy way to check up on your friend’s list, the community feed, and even buy things from the Microsoft Store.
As far as set-top boxes go, a home video game console these days typically offers all of the streaming services one could want, plus access to video games like Halo 5: Guardians or Destiny. But Microsoft could be launching a new box in 2016.
According to a recent job posting spotted by The Verge, Microsoft is looking to bring its Xbox Live service to iOS and Android. These plans were unveiled in a Microsoft Careers job posting that was pulled from the job finding site following the initial Verge report.
The next generation console wars have begun. Hot on the heels of the Playstation 4 launch and right before the official retail launch of the Xbox One, Microsoft has seeded the companion Xbox One SmartGlass app in the iOS App Store.
Last October, Microsoft had launched its own music streaming service called Xbox Music. However, it was available only on Windows based devices.
Apple has been calling the Apple TV a “hobby” ever since it was first introduced, but what if the device had much more potential beyond accessing content (TV shows, movies, music) from the iTunes Store. Its AirPlay capabilities have already shown us that beaming games off your iOS device to your TV’s large screen is a bit like console gaming, but not many games take advantage of that.