The first preview of Xbox-to-Android streaming available for gamers

Android users can finally stream your Xbox One games to your phone if the device meets some specific criteria. How? Microsoft has finally unveiled an Xbox Console Streaming preview that will enable players to play their installed Xbox One games on Android devices.

The first preview of Xbox-to-Android streaming available for gamers

The specifics are region-oriented; you will need to be a US- or UK-based Xbox Insider on the Alpha or Alpha Skip-Ahead rings, a device running Android 6.0 or higher and a Bluetooth-capable Xbox One Wireless Controller, of course. The preview would soon be expanded to other Insider rings and regions in the future. As of now, it’s limited to native Xbox One games.

If you are one of the few who has all those things, you can now test the local streaming capabilities of your Xbox. In order to do this, download the Xbox Game Streaming app on your console; it will run a test to ensure that your network connection is strong enough. Microsoft recommends an upstream bandwidth of ‘At least 4.75 Mbps required, 9 Mbps preferred.’

Jonathan Hildebrandt, the Principal Program Manager, said in the announcement, “This preview is an important step in our journey to deliver game streaming to Xbox players around the world. We’ll work closely with you and the Insider community to gather feedback that will shape and define future iterations of Xbox Console Streaming.”


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