Microsoft today released the first preview of its streaming feature on the Xbox console, which means you can stream games from your Xbox One to your Android device, as long as you’re part of a group of people very specific.
“Preview”, in this case, means that it will not be available to everyone. You must live in the United States. UU. Or the UK and be an Xbox insider in the Alpha and Alpha Skip-Ahead rings (wow, it looks like a cult).
You must also have a device with Android 6.0 or higher and an Xbox One controller with Bluetooth functionality. They also recommend using one of these phone driver clips, although this may be due to the fact that Microsoft sells them personally.
But if you have all these things, you can now test the streaming capabilities of your Xbox. To do this, download the Xbox Game Streaming app to your console, which will test to make sure your network connection is strong enough. Then you go to the races. Microsoft recommends an upstream bandwidth of “4.75 Mbps, preferably 9 Mbps”.
Jonathan Hildebrandt, senior director of the program, said in an announcement: “This overview is an important step in our effort to provide streaming games to Xbox players around the world and we will work closely with you and the Insider community to gather feedback that will shape and define future iterations of Xbox streaming. ”
Remember that this is not the same thing as Project xCloud, Microsoft’s entry into the race for the game in the cloud. This service allows you to play games from a cloud server (hence the term) on your devices. Xbox Streaming Console allows you to stream something from your personal Xbox.
I’m going to take a little risk and I hope it means less risk of latency issues, but who knows?
Hildebrandt encourages users to test streaming with as many Xbox One games as possible. It’s actually a test. So that makes sense, but adds that the Xbox 360 and the original Xbox games are not compatible at the moment.
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