Microsoft is preparing an Xbox app update for iOS that allows iPhone users to stream Xbox games on their devices. The new Xbox app offers an external gaming feature that lets you stream games on an iPhone. It̵
Microsoft recently announced the xCloud service. However, the new feature is not the same. Unlike the XCloud service, the Xbox app will not connect to game servers. Instead, it connects to the Xbox console. Sony already offers a similar feature called PS4 Remote Play for iOS. In other words, you will be able to play Xbox games on WiFi by connecting to the console. Fortunately, the feature also supports 4G or 5G so you can access games when you are outside your house. Xbox will start remotely without making any sounds and will go into standby when the game is stopped.
The updated Xbox app on iOS is faster than the previous version and has an impromptu user interface. Meanwhile, Microsoft is also working on some design changes for the Xbox dashboard. It is worth noting that Microsoft will launch Xbox Series X consoles in November.
Apple has not allowed Microsoft to release xCloud services on the App Store. Later, the Apple App Store changed the rules to accommodate game streaming services such as XCloud and Stadia. However, the new rules require Microsoft to upload each game separately, each receiving its own review and ranking. Microsoft criticized the move, saying it would end up being a “bad experience for customers.” Microsoft is already testing the new app, and it is expected to arrive in the App Store soon.[via TheVerge]