The time has arrived! Xbox Cloud Gaming (also known as Project xCloud) has officially launched in Beta for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members, with over 150 titles available to play on Android.
In order to access it, you'll need to download the Xbox Game Pass app from the Google Play store (it also requires an update if you already have it), and navigate to the "Cloud" section on the main menu.
From there, you'll find the complete list of playable titles, but keep in mind you'll require the following:
- An Android device with version 6.0 or greater, Bluetooth version 4.0+
- Xbox Game Pass app with Ultimate membership
- Xbox Wireless Controller with Bluetooth or other compatible controller
- 5GHz Wi-Fi or mobile data connection 10Mbps down
If you don't have a compatible controller, you can still play Minecraft Dungeons entirely with touch controls.
Also, note that the service is only available in the following countries for the time being:
"Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States."
It's finally here! Let us know how you're getting on with Project xCloud for Android in the comments below.
Should it work better with an Xbox wireless controller or the Razor Kishi?
I see not all games are on there. I was hoping to finish Kingdom Hearts 2.8 at work, but I suppose not.
@NotoriousWhiz in my experience, there's a little less latency with the Kishi, but the standard controller isn't bad by any means
@NotoriousWhiz I would assume input lag is less with the Kishi since it's directly hooked up to your phone, but from my experience so far the Kishi isn't great with every game. I may just return mine and opt to play with a standard wireless controller and buy the clip instead.
I don't even see a cloud section in my app
@Armyof1 Have you updated the app via the Google Play store?
@FraserG I did just now, thank you.
The audio with headphones is very choppy/stuttery
@playstation_king were you able to get it working without headphones? I’m just curious if you, personally, were able to get a decent experience
Worked great for me at first, but now it's an unplayable mess. The screen gets choppy then completely freezes within the first minute.
I'm putting this down to launch day demand, but if after a few days it continues like this, then i will consider it a fail for me and won't be able to continue using it.
PS - I've got 2 Android controllers and they both work great. I've also tried with the Switch Pro controller and that works great too. I think any Bluetooth controller that has all the buttons you need is basically just going to work, which is awesome.
Edit - the Switch controller joystick axis don't go all the way. Some characters are walking with the joysticks pressed all the way to the edge when they should be running. There needs to be a controller calibration menu implemented to fix this.
Edit: problem on my end NVM
played some minecraft on my phone as i left my controller at home. works pretty good, had a little lag here and there but its working much better than playstation now wired and its wireless on my phone.
I’m not interested in Cloud gaming right now, but it’s great that Microsoft included this in Game Pass! Such a great deal!
For anyone experiencing stuttering/freezing (or perhaps a constant low signal notification in the top left): make sure you're definitely connected on a 5GHz Wi-Fi connection. I've found that my router will often (re)connect me to the 2.4GHz band without me realising it.
It should be possible to configure your router to have two different connections you can select — one for each band. I still need to set this up on mine.
Alternatively, do what I was doing and re-connect your phone to the Wi-Fi while standing right next to the router. (I'm such a heathen, but it works!)
@mousieone tried it againast night as it was officially released and the audio was through headphones was much better
@playstation_king good to know! I hate to steer people in the wrong direction.
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