Microsoft has updated the Xbox app for Apple mobile devices with iOS or iPadOS, that is, the iPhone and iPad that have iOS 12.0 or later. The new application allows you to connect to the console, regardless of whether the devices are on the same network or not, for to play to video games, manage them or view and share catches screenshot taken with the console. In short, like Project xCloud, it allows you to play from your mobile, but instead of using Microsoft’s servers, the server is our console
He design has been renewed With respect to the previous Xbox application for iOS: the menus, typography and certain functionalities are paired with what the Android app offers, Microsoft consoles and the Windows 10 Xbox experience. chat and create Xbox Live groups with our friends from Xbox and PC.
In the home tab appears, first, the Last title we played. Below, the connected friends and the title they are playing. Doing scrolling
Manage screenshots and play remotely
But the tab that gives an extra value to the new app is the fourth, “My library”. All photos and videos taken with the console appear in Captures and from there you can easily share with Xbox Live, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram (also in Stories) and send them to a chat.
In Consoles The machines linked to the application appear. Clicking on one of them allows us manage installed games, open the remote control to use the mobile touch screen as command (useful, for example, if we are watching multimedia content on the console) and Play remotely.
When selecting this last option, only available if the console is on or in immediate power-on mode, the same xCloud animation appears that is displayed when launching the Xbox Game Pass xCloud for Android. With a Bluetooth remote connected to the device (Remember that the original Xbox One is not compatible, but the Xbox One S / X is) we can play any title installed on our console, via Wi-Fi or mobile network.
Regarding xCloud on iOS, the App Store rules for Apple devices prevent the service from reaching the Xbox Game Pass app. However, several sources point out that Microsoft is preparing a web application so that players can access the service from the browser of iOS and iPadOS.