Project xCloud is one of Microsoft's most anticipated releases this year. With this service we can use Microsoft servers to play a broader set of topics, both available on the Xbox Game Pass and beyond. It was currently available on Android as a beta only, although it will happen today after a long wait.
If we recall, last October they started testing the devices with Android 6 or higher to test the game in streaming. Originally in the USA, UK and South Korea, these users can sign up for an invitation from Microsoft and join. Even with these limitations, it was possible to try from the outside. Currently, Project xCloud is now available as a beta on iOS.
Project xCloud for iOS is more limited than Android
It's been through a blog for Major Nelson Who announced this new one. From now on, any user with an iPhone or iPad with iOS 13 or higher can use TestFlight. However, Microsoft does not have as much freedom as possible, and the terms of the App Store and Apple are currently limiting this service.
- The xCloud test requires us to be in the USA, UK and Canada (South Korea is currently unavailable).
- The Xbox Game for iOS does not include the Xbox Console Stream in its test section.
- Due to the App Store policy, tests will start in-game, Halo: Collection of the Great King.
- Only 10,000 testers were available due to TestFlight's limitations. Therefore, the first signer will be the first to sign in.
- Although we initially chose to participate, they could drop us later, or join us if we didn't.
This is a big difference. The disadvantage is undoubtedly that it does not include both resources in the same application. This means that even iPhone and iPad users cannot try this feature of the Xbox One, and it has long been accessible to everyone.
Keeping in mind that with iOS it's not so easy to install apps that are not available in our region, we have to be very careful when trying to play out. However, if we have the opportunity to try Project xCloud, the requirements will be:
- Microsoft account associated with our Xbox Gamertag.
- IPhone or iPad with iOS 13 or higher, and Bluetooth 4.0.
- Xbox One wireless controller.
- Wi-Fi network or cellular data at least 10Mbps. In fact, when using Wi-Fi it's easy to use 5 GHz communication.
- Optional but recommended: Mount cellular join and remote control.
How to sign up for Project xCloud for iOS
The first thing to remember is that once we have signed up for a trial version of Android, we can renew the registration without losing access to Android. We can access both platforms if there is space.
In any case, you should go to the link for registration from Project xCloud. Here, we will need to register the display of our email address, the device will select the iOS option, and other form options as before.
If there is free space, they will send us an email to join the Xbox Game Stream (Preview). We'll have to open it from our iOS device and have TestFlight installed in order to extract the code and allow it to be downloaded.
Once you've downloaded, you'll need to sign in and we can play this wonderful Halo collection. Hopefully sooner rather than later in many countries, and we must not forget that it will be early this year when it will roll out in many regions.
At least iOS users won't have to wait that long and may just try one of Microsoft's latest services, and will allow us to play whenever and wherever we want games in this field.