Did you know that Xbox games can be played in the cloud?
It’s still in its infancy, and you can’t stream to anything other than Android at the time of writing.
If you have an Android phone, you can now stream games on your device and play Xbox games from anywhere.
What you need to play Xbox games on android
Firstly, you’ll need an Android phone that supports the Xbox Game Pass app. This requires Android version 6 and above, so make sure your phone is capable of downloading the app.
If your phone is suitable, go ahead and install the Xbox Game Pass app.
To play Xbox games in the cloud, you’ll need to purchase an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate during the download.
If you don’t already have one and haven’t subscribed, you can get your first month for $1, which is a great opportunity to give it a try.
Finally, while a controller isn’t required to play some Xbox Game Pass games, it does make things easier.
(Find out how to connect your Xbox 360 controller to your Android device.)
An Xbox controller will function, but Microsoft claims that the app is also compatible with the PlayStation 4 controller.
How to play Xbox games on your phone
It’s time to start playing games on your phone now that you’re ready.
Sign in to your Microsoft account and open the app.
If you have several Microsoft accounts, make sure to use the one with a current Game Pass Ultimate subscription.
To access your library, sign in and tap the home symbol in the bottom left corner.
Find compatible Android games
You’ll be able to see all of the titles that are available with the Xbox Game Pass.
The Game Pass app, on the other hand, is designed to mix mobile, Xbox, and PC games into a single app.
This means that the games on the main page might or might not be compatible with phone streaming.
Look for the center bar that says “Cloud,” “Console,” and “PC” to filter the games and show only those that can be played on Android.
Tap “Cloud” if it isn’t highlighted in green.
To see different games, the library should scroll.
All of the games on this page are Android compatible, so you’ll have no trouble finding something to play.
Once you’ve found something interesting, tap on it. The game page will appear, along with various options.
You may see two options: “Play” and “Install”.
Do not press “Install” if you want to play the game on your phone.
This button is used to remotely install the game on an Xbox 360 or a PC.
Instead, press “Play” to load the game on the cloud.
If you want to play a game and all you see is the “Install” button, it signifies the game is currently unavailable for mobile play.
Playing a compatible game on Android
When you press “Play,” a green spaceship will appear while the cloud loads your game.
Your game should display on the screen once it has finished loading.
To play, you can either use touch controls or attach a Bluetooth controller.
Three floating buttons may be found in the top left corner of the game screen.
The three dots will take you to the options screen, where you can mute the microphone or exit the game.
If your connection becomes shaky, the antenna signal will give you advice on how to fix it.
When you hit the Xbox button on your controller, the Xbox logo imitates the Xbox button.
Once you’ve begun a game, it will appear in the main menu’s “Back” section. When you are ready to play more, simply press the game’s button to return.
If you don’t want to wait for the next-gen console and instead prefer cloud gaming and game streaming to Android, Microsoft has made it a lot easier to play Xbox games on the move.
It’s worth a go to see if it works for you.