Xbox Console Streaming Preview coming to India: Here’s how you can get access to it
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Xbox Console Streaming Preview coming to India: Here’s how you can get access to it

Sameer Mitha   Jan 17, 2020

Microsoft has announced that the Xbox Console Streaming preview is coming to all Xbox One Countries and that includes India. The service will let users stream games from their Xbox One console to their Android phones or tablets. The games need to be installed on the console. This is different from Project xCloud which is also coming to India as a preview in 2020, but the exact date for the same isn’t known. You can read more about Project xCloud here. Before you jump ahead to try out the Xbox Console Streaming Preview, know that it is available for Xbox Insiders only. 

If you are interested in becoming an Insider, then you need to navigate to the store on your Xbox and search for Xbox Insider Hub. Then you need to click on Get/Install. Launch the app, follow the instructions and you are good to go. Remember, you also need to be in the Xbox One Update Preview Ring to be able to check out the feature. 

Coming back to the console streaming programme, here are some more requirements you need to be aware of. 

  • Your Android device (smartphone or tablet) needs to be running on Android 6.0 or higher, with Bluetooth 4.0.
  • A Bluetooth-enabled Xbox One Wireless Controller. 
  • Download the Xbox Game Streaming (Preview) app from the Google Play Store. 
  • Follow the set-up process mentioned in the app. This includes a test to ensure your home network, console and controller are ready for Xbox Console Streaming. 
  • The network test ensures your console’s network connection and setup meet the minimum requirements: 
  • NAT type: Open or Moderate 
  • Upstream bandwidth: At least 4.75 Mbps required, 9 Mbps preferred 
  • Network latency: 125 ms or less required, 60 ms or less preferred 
  • Console settings: Power setting must be Instant-on.

The service is currently available for Android only and there is no information on when this will come to iOS. We are going to give the service a try and bring our impressions to you soon.

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Sameer Mitha

Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.

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