Microsoft has announced the Google Stadia rival streaming platform for Android smartphones. Dubbed as Xbox One Console Streaming, the feature is now available to testers on their Android smartphones.
The company has revealed that people who are an Xbox Insider in the Alpha and Alpha Skip – Ahead rings in the US and UK can try a preview of Xbox Console Gaming. With this, users will be able to play games installed on their Xbox including Xbox Game Pass titles on an Android smartphone or tablet remotely from the console. The new feature is a part of Project xCloud, which the company introduced earlier this month for public preview.
The company has revealed that it will expand the preview to more rings and regions shortly. The brand has also revealed that customers can try the preview with a phone running on Android 6.0 or higher along with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. Customers will then require a Bluetooth-enabled Xbox One Wireless controller and company recommend a controller mount as well.
Once done, customers need to download Xbox Gaming Streaming (Preview) application from the Google Play store. The app will guide the users through the whole process of setting up Xbox Console Streaming. Microsoft has revealed that users will require an open or moderate NAT Type and network latency should be 128ms. Furthermore, the Xbox One console should be set to instant-on by going to the power options menu. The brand also says that original Xbox and Xbox 360 backwards-compatible titles are not supported for this platform.