Earlier this month Microsoft officially released Project xCloud into Preview for fans to test the waters on playing games via the Cloud. Exempting the Insider program from participating in preview for the mobile streaming test, users would have to register specifically for the program and hope to get accepted. Atop of the preview also only being limited to Android devices, there are only four different titles for testers to demonstrate the service.
Despite all the limitations Project xCloud is currently equipped with, Microsoft is looking ahead to bring easy compatibility for smart phones so on-the-go accessibility is a norm for the Xbox platform. Now this week, the company looks to continue this initiative by bringing the portability close to home as Console Streaming has went live for Xbox Insiders on Tuesday.
Rather than waiting for Microsoft to include more titles to the currently tested, cloud-based stream experiment, players will have the ability to stream the contents of their console directly to their mobile device. Those in the Alpha Ring or Alpha Skip-Ahead will now have the ability to prototype the new feature, but only if residing in the United States or U.K.
Alike Project xCloud, only Android devices will be supported, Android 6.0 or higher, and Bluetooth 4.0 minimum. The requirements also asks for players to download the Xbox Game Streaming app off Google Play as well to use Console Streaming. It is also suggested that players follow the set-up from the app to ensure your internet connection is efficient enough test the new feature: and for proper enjoyment, a controller mount to hold your device is also recommended.
Microsoft shares that the majority of the Xbox One catalogue will be available for players to test via Console Streaming, which already tops the select few available via cloud streaming. However, titles your already own via Xbox 360 or Original Xbox backwards compatibility will not be supported upon the feature’s addition to the Xbox Insider rings.
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Source: Xbox Wire