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Canada The new Xbox app for Android streams games from the console to smartphone and tablet

20:16  21 september  2020
20:16  21 september  2020 Source:   drwindows.de

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In the last week, cloud streaming was launched for numerous games from the Game Pass Ultimate. In this context, some gamers had asked themselves how things will go on with console streaming, which had not been heard much recently. Today Microsoft has the answer with the new Xbox app for Android, which is now available as a beta version.

It was developed from the ground up and brings many innovations, but the highlight should undoubtedly be "Xbox Remote Play". It is what it sounds like: games are streamed from your own Xbox to your smartphone and tablet, which acts like a remote desktop server. If I haven't overlooked anything in the announcement , then the use of this function is not linked to any further conditions. Microsoft is drawing a clear dividing line between cloud streaming via the Game Pass app and the Xbox app as an extended arm of the console. Personally, I think that's great.

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-Download the new Xbox app and stay connected to friends & games -Easily share game clips & screenshots to your favorite social networks -Use integrated voice and text chat with friends on console or PC -Play games from your console straight to your phone over the internet* -Get notifications for

An Xbox app beta for Android streams your console ’s installed games to your phone . You no longer need to be an Xbox Insider to use the remote play feature. You won’t have to sign in again just to switch from your console to your phone . You’ll only get

But the new app can do even more: When the new console generation appears on November 10th, you will also be able to use the app to set up the Xbox Series S or X while it is still busy downloading updates. And almost by the way, the login limit is also lifted: You can now be logged in on several consoles or in Xbox apps at the same time, there are no longer any limits in this regard.

Sharing your own successes with other players should also be much better with the new Xbox app, the connection to various messengers and social networks such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat or Facebook is directly integrated. A cross-platform notification system is also new. Messages that have been read and acknowledged on the Xbox, for example, do not have to be wiped away again on the smartphone - and vice versa.

The Xbox Beta app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store:

Xbox beta (Free, Google Play) →

In order for the console streaming to work, the power settings of the Xbox must be set to "fast startup".

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