Microsoft has allowed to run games for Xbox on almost any smartphone

Microsoft has launched a preview of the Xbox Console Streaming service, which allows you to play Xbox One games on smartphones running Android.

Unlike the Project xCloud cloud service, this service requires the user to have an Xbox One game console with installed and purchased games, although an Xbox Game Pass subscription is also suitable. That is, in Project xCloud, games are transferred to the smartphone from the cloud and the console is not required, and in Xbox Console Streaming, streaming is carried out directly from the console. In fact, this is Microsoft’s response to the Sony PS4 Remote Play app.

The preview is still available for Xbox Insider testing program participants in the US and UK. The game requires a smartphone with Android version 6 Marshmallow and newer with support for Bluetooth 4.0 and higher, as well as the Xbox One Wireless Controller, also with Bluetooth support.

In the future, it is planned to expand the geographical coverage of the preview. While the service is also limited to games originally created for the Xbox One, it does not support games for the Xbox and Xbox 360.

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