Xbox One Games Can Now Be Streamed to Android Devices

The release of a new Xbox mobile app from Microsoft has opened up the exciting possibility of streaming games from an Xbox One to an Android phone. Known as the remote play feature, this is free to do and is sure to appeal to a lot of gamers.

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The Full Details

This new feature was rolled out in September as a Beta launch on the Xbox app. In this way, you can remotely access the games that you have already downloaded to your console and play them wherever you go. Remote play was previously known as Console Streaming and can be carried out with any Xbox One game. It will also be available with Xbox Series X titles once this new console is released later this year.

Players can use one device at a time, meaning that all of their progress and saves will be synchronized across their Xbox and phone. The updated app is also going to make it easier for new owners of the Xbox Series X or S to set up their console in the future, as it can be used to configure all of the settings.

Many gamers have become used to downloading mobile-specific versions of games like PUBG, Sonic Dash, and Super Mario Run. According to the latest figures reported by Business Insider, Subway Surfers from SYBO Games was the most popular mobile game in the last decade, with 1.5 billion downloads.

Another choice is to play mobile-optimized slots games. It is confirmed on the VegasSlotsOnline site that titles like Golden Goddess, Triple Diamond, and Cleopatra can be played for free online or real money using any device. This site also provides details on the best offers available at the time and advocates that all slots can be played on any mobile device. If in doubt, there are news updates and guides to help you make the most of the mobile experience.

Any Drawbacks?

Possibly the biggest issue that players will find is that a very fast internet connection is needed to get this function to work well. A minimum speed of 10Mbps has been mentioned, so being able to stream Xbox games wherever you go might not be the smooth experience you hope for.

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The phone needs to have a minimum of Android version 6.0, and the Bluetooth needs to be at least version 4.0. Therefore, the service is really limited to someone who has a lot of downloaded Xbox games, a great internet connection, and a modern Android device. If you prefer to play the Xbox 360 on a Windows PC then you need an emulator for this.

It shouldn’t be confused with the xCloud service that Microsoft also offers. This is a way for any Android phone user to stream Xbox Game Pass Ultimate games directly from the Microsoft servers rather than from their own console.

A New Way of Playing and Sharing

The remote play app is going to offer a new way of playing for many people, and it will also allow them to share their gaming achievements more easily too. This is because the Xbox app now has a share button that lets them see when a capture has been made and uploaded, allowing them to share it easily on social media sites.


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