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Topic: Should I get a Series S or Just get XCloud?

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HotGoomba___Rebrand

Hey guys, so I've had an Xbox One S for about a year, and it's pretty good. I'm still primarily a Switch and PS4 user however. But there is one thing that got me into Xbox, the Game Pass. However, while I originally planned on getting an Xbox Series S, with XCloud with Game Pass Ultimate, I'm starting to wonder if I should even get a new Xbox. Should I get a Series S near launch or a year after release? Should I even get a Series S and just get XCloud, as the beta works really well, and Xbox Game Pass is the only reason why I have an Xbox (minus exclusives). What do you guys think? I'm probably going to keep playing primary on PS4 and Switch either way, but XCloud is really cool to me, and I'm wondering if I should just get a tablet for it instead of a whole new console.

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Ryall

@HotGoomba You should just stick with your Xbox One S. X cloud is also based on Xbox One S hardware. So to switch from a Xbox One S to the X cloud would mean the same game at the same quality. With additional latency, streaming artefacts and it would stop working when your Internet went down.

When Xbox series hardware is added to its cloud. The chances are you’ll be able to stream to your Xbox One S in the same way as you would to a tablet.

Wait till it’s confirmed that next gen exclusive games are available on X cloud before you get it as a NextGen alternative.

Ryall

redd214

Similar situation here. Im primarily a Playstation/Switch player but dabble in a handful of Xbox exclusives mainly the Forza games. I've briefly had a One S at different times but it didnt get very much use so I sold them, but with Xcloud I can play the few games with devices I already have. Since you already own a One S you're best bet is probably just to stick with that for the time being and wait to see how things play out.

Though if you do want a tablet I recommend any of the newer Samsung ones. The S6 lite is what I'm using now and it works great! Goes for about $350 currently but I'm sure you'll be able to get one for under $300 during the holidays. Can connect it directly to my TV and to an ethernet cable so there is very minimal lag or performance hiccups. To the untrained eye I reckon it'd be impossible to tell I wasn't playing on an actual Xbox.

redd214

BlueOcean

@HotGoomba Wait for Series S and X to be released or at least pricing to be announced, you're not in a hurry and then decide if you want one of the new consoles or just stream games on xCloud.

BlueOcean

HotGoomba___Rebrand

Thank you everyone for your advice. I will keep my One S for the time being. I really doubt that they'll bring XCloud to Xbox One, but if they do, perfect. If not, I can always get either a usb-c to hdmi adapter or a Series S. I also think it's almost guaranteed that Series X games will be on XCloud, so I'm not worried about that. If I really want a Series S, it'll be after 2021.

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HotGoomba___Rebrand

I will keep on looking for good controllers and tablets for XCloud. I'm looking at the Razer, PowerA and 8bitdo controllers, and I'm almost certainly getting a samsung tablet. Still have some suggestions? Please feel free to comment.

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redd214

@HotGoomba You wouldn't need to get a separate controller unless you want one specifically for Xcloud. The Xbone, Dual Shock 4, and even the Switch Pro Controller all work fine with Xcloud and Samsung Tabs.

redd214

HotGoomba___Rebrand

@redd214 Ok, that's good. But I'd still have a seperate controller for XCloud on a Phone, because as good as those controllers are, they aren't the most portable for handheld gaming, unless I got a controller clip, and even then, I don't want to go through the struggle of syncing a controller to two different products over and over again. I might get the 8bitdo one as that's the most portable, or I can get the PowerA controller that doubles as a wireless charger, but those are more built for XCloud than full on Xbox Controllers.

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redd214

@HotGoomba Gotcha. Yeah I have an older 8bitdo controller and they are very pocketable so that's a good choice. I tried the Razer Kishi and wasn't a fan of it personally. Going to return it and get an android TV box to do some more experimenting with Xcloud on the big screen!

redd214

HotGoomba___Rebrand

Ok, thank you guys, I've tried 8bitdo before and they're pretty quailty. Also looking at PowerA's options as well, but I've personally had pretty bad experiences with them, except for the Wireless GameCube Controller I have, that's pretty good.

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HotGoomba___Rebrand

My only other thing I'm looking for at the moment is a good way to play XCloud on TV. I tried to play Ori through XCloud by using wireless screen share on my Note 10, and it was really bad, so any other ways to play XCloud on TV. I've heard Android TVs are alright and there are USB-c to hdmi cords I've found.

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redd214

@HotGoomba I primarily use a Note 9 when playing on a phone. There is a Samsung DEX dock you can get that works with the Note 10 as well. Has HDMI, Ethernet, USB A ports making your phone basically a console! Not all of the Galaxy tablets have HDMI out though so make sure you check before buying one. I too have found that wireless screen sharing makes it almost unplayable even with Gigabit wifi. Having tried on 2 phones, a tablet, and a surface, wireless casting just doesn't work very well with Xcloud unfortunately.

One of the reasons I'm getting an Android TV box is to make it more streamlined to play on a TV as well. Mine should be here in a couple days, will test it out and let ya know how it works!

redd214

HotGoomba___Rebrand

Alright thank you, I will check out Dex.

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HotGoomba___Rebrand

Hey guys, just wanted to update you with my plans. With the recent announcement of the Series S, I might get it, as I'm using my current Xbox One to play Current-Gen Games with Game Pass and Older Games. I'm still going to use XCloud, but not as a replacement. More so as a way to play my Xbox games on the go without having to bring my whole setup.

When will I get the Series S? I guess by the next two years. I'm not in the rush to buy one, but if I see one on a decent discount, I'll get it.

If you're wondering why I can't just get a Series X, as it'll probably be discounted by that timeline. Well two reasons.
1. The Series X can't fit in my setup because it's too wide on either direction (horizontal or vertical)
2. The difference between the Series X and S in specs isn't big enough for me to consider paying $1000 on two consoles. If the Series X is discounted, the Series S likely is too. And most of my Next Gen games will be on PS5 anyways.

If there are still some suggestions for XCloud or Series S, feel free to reply, although I will be checking this thread less, so it might be a day before I respond.

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Oh yeah, and I hate New Super Mario™ Bros U® Deluxe

BlueOcean

@HotGoomba The Series S is better than I expected since it's 4K-compatible so it renders at 1080p or 1440p natively but you have the choice to upscale games to 4K. Series S is a no-brainer now.

BlueOcean

Senua

@HotGoomba If you think Series X is going to be big, imagine trying to make room for ps5.
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BlueOcean

The PS5 is a monstrosity, it's taller than any other console and, if you include the stand, it's as wide as Series X.

BlueOcean

redd214

PS5 is an absolute unit, I love it lol!

@HotGoomba the S is quite an enticing package for a dedicated Xcloud/GP machine. Used ones are going to go for peanuts in a couple years when you buy one!

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