Sep 16th, 2020 publishUpdated   Nov 3rd, 2020, 11:43 am

One of the clear advantages of game streaming is that it does the bulk of the processing in the cloud, meaning that it removes a lot of the bottlenecks involved when it comes to hardware limitations. It also opens up the possibility of being able to play games on devices that it might not necessarily have been intended for.

A perfect example of this would be Microsoft’s Project xCloud which is a game streaming service that has since officially been launched, and if playing Xbox games on your Android smartphone sounds like something you might be interested in, here’s everything you need to know on how to start.

How to play Xbox games on Android

  1. Sign up for an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. It is priced at $14.99 a month and it is currently the only Xbox Game Pass tier that will let you stream Android games on your Android smartphone.
  2. Pair your Xbox controller or any compatible game controller of your choice with your smartphone (check out our guide here if you’re unsure how)
  3. Download and install the Xbox Game Pass app from the Google Play Store
  4. Launch the app and sign into your Microsoft account
  5. Tap on the Cloud tab at the top of the app
  6. You’ll be able to see a list of games available, tap “Play” under the game that you want to play and you’re good to go

Do take note that you will need to have an Android device that is running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or later, and your device will also need to have Bluetooth 4.0 or newer. As for internet connectivity, obviously connecting to WiFi would be ideal, but if you’re on the go, you should have at least 10Mbps of download speeds in order to have a good experience. Anything less and you could run into issues.

Keep in mind you can also connect an Xbox controlled to your Android smartphone for a more immersive gaming experience. If you don’t already have one, our recommended picks are below.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Xbox Core Controller - Robot White
  • Experience the modernized design of the Xbox Wireless Controller in Robot White, featuring sculpted surfaces and refined geometry for enhanced comfort and effortless control during gameplay.
  • Stay on target with textured grip on the triggers, bumpers, and back case and with a new hybrid D-pad for accurate, yet familiar input.
  • Make the controller your own by customizing button mapping with the Xbox Accessories app.
Bestseller No. 2
Xbox Wireless Controller - Shock Blue
  • Experience the modernized design of the Xbox Wireless Controller – Shock Blue, featuring sculpted surfaces and refined geometry for enhanced comfort and effortless control during gameplay.
  • Stay on target with textured grip on the triggers, bumpers, and back case and with a new hybrid D-pad for accurate, yet familiar input.
  • Make the controller your own by customizing button mapping with the Xbox Accessories app.
Bestseller No. 3
Vertical Charging Stand for Xbox Series S Controllers with Cooling Fan, MENEEA Charger Dock Station...
  • Multi-functional Stand: Vertical Stand Compatible with Xbox Series S Console + Dual controller charger station + 3pcs USB hubs + 2 Cooling fans. You can charge two Xbox Series S controllers at the...
  • Cooling System: Two Upgraded Cooling Fans keep your console cool and calm, Included two cooling fans, 3000RPN, with power bottom, it can quickly and effectively cool Xbox Series S the game console. No...
  • Dual Charging Station: 2 high output controller chargers can speed up charging and reduce charging time. Designed with charging indicator light for Xbox Series S controller, red light when charging...

 

 

local_offer    5G   Microsoft   Project xCloud   Xbox Game Pass  

stars Further Reading