The same big update to the Xbox app that hit Android phones about a month ago is also on the way for owners of an iOS device like an iPhone or iPad. I mean, soon you will play your Xbox games on iPhone.

At the moment, Microsoft is testing this version in beta in Testflight, so it would be expected that it will be released to the public in the near future. Unlike XCloud, which will require a good amount of changes to be available in the App Store, Xbox streaming works from console to mobile, just like Sony’s eponymous app, PS4 Remote.

Your Xbox games, on the iPhone

The new version of the Xbox application for iPhone can be connected directly to the console through a Wi-Fi, LTE or 5G connection, so that you can do certain tasks such as managing the library, consulting the recordings and screenshots and , the most important, play streaming from iPhone to the games you have installed on the console.

Compatible with Xbox One S and One X, in addition to future Xbox Series X / S, the official Xbox application for iOS will allow you to play Xbox games on mobile by streaming from the console to the iPhone or iPad, using a compatible controller such as the Xbox One Wireless Controller with Bluetooth.

Note that the Xbox application connects directly to the console, unlike xCloud, which needs to make some major adjustments before it can pass Apple’s restrictive policies. The ability to play via streaming is undoubtedly the star feature of this update, although not the only one: the application has been completely renewed, with a new design and navigation.

At the moment, this beta version is still in test phase in Testflight, and the beta program is full, so we will have to wait until we can test it for ourselves, when the update is released for everyone.

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