Microsoft Xbox One streaming to Android now available in preview

Microsoft Xbox One streaming to Android now available in preview

Digit NewsDesk  | Published on 30 Oct 2019

Microsoft has started allowing Xbox One Testers in the US and UK to try out the Xbox Console Streaming feature. The feature allows users to stream Xbox One games from their console to their mobile device. The feature is available to Xbox Insiders in the Alpha and Alpha Skip-Ahead rings and is currently only offered on Android smartphones and tablets. 

“Our vision at Xbox is to empower you to play Xbox games where you want, when you want. Whether you’ve got just a few minutes to complete a race in Forza, or find yourself with an hour to get some online multiplayer in before the next train arrives, console streaming allows you to play your games on the go,” writes Jonathan Hildebrandt, Principal Program Manager at Xbox. 

Those eligible for Xbox Console Streaming will need to have a phone or tablet running Android 6.0 or higher with Bluetooth 4.0. They also need a Bluetooth-enabled Xbox One Wireless Controller. Users will then have to download the Xbox Game Streaming (Preview) app from the Google Play Store. A controller mount for the phone is also recommended.  

The app will guide players through the setup process, which will include a test to ensure that the home network, console and controller are ready for Xbox Console Streaming. These include:

  • Open or Moderate NAT type
  • Upstream bandwidth of at least 4.75 Mbps, although 9 Mbps is preferred
  • Network Latency of 125 ms or less, which 60 ms or less being ideal
  • Power setting needs to be ‘Instant-on’ 

Those who will get to test out the service are asked to stream a range of Xbox One games in order to check how the service can handle different loads. However, they are also informed that backward compatible tiles are not supported as of now.

Microsoft Xbox One X 1TB Console Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Price: ₹41499
Release Date: 13 Apr 2018
Variant: None
Market Status: Launched
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