Xbox games are nowadays popular games to play. There over 1000 and more titles of video games to play. Now you can play Xbox games even on iPad. All you need to do it is the latest version of the Xbox app. While cloud streaming is the cooler idea, this new remote-streaming feature provides a free way to play your Xbox One and, soon, Xbox Series X games on-the-go.
However, updating the Xbox app is only one piece of the remote streaming puzzle. There are several restrictions and hardware requirements you’ll need to know about too. This service is slowly being rolled out around the world, with 2021 the current prediction for launch in Australia. Unfortunately, Australians are currently unable to use this service.
How to Stream Xbox Games on Your iPad?
Any Xbox games you want to stream will need to be locally installed onto your Xbox One console or inserted into the disc drive. Again, this feature is for streaming the games you own over wifi or mobile data; it is not cloud streaming.
The Xbox app’s streaming feature only supports Xbox One games, meaning you won’t be able to play Xbox 360 or original Xbox games even if they’re installed on your Xbox One console. Similarly, you won’t be able to play PC Game Pass games installed on your computer. That said, the Xbox app’s remote play will support the upcoming Xbox Series X and Series S on day one.
To play over wifi, your console needs to be connected to the same network as the iPhone or iPad you’re streaming to. (Microsoft recommends using your 5GHz network for the fastest possible connection.) Playing over mobile data will require a strong LTE or 5G connection with at least a 10mb download speed if you’re playing outside your home.
Not to forget you also need an Xbox One wireless controller synced up to your Apple device.
If you meet those requirements, you’re ready to start streaming in the app, with following steps
- Open the Xbox app.
- Go to the “My Library” tab.
- Select “Consoles.”
- Tap “Connect” under the console you want to stream from, or press “Set up a console” if you have yet to do so.
- A short animation will play, then your Xbox console’s home screen will be mirrored on your iPhone/iPad.
- Use your controller to select the game you want to play, start it up, and enjoy!
Xbox App features
With new Xbox app you can easily share game clips and screenshots from your console to favorite gaming & social networks. Friends and parties follow you with voice and text chat, even if they’re on console or PC. Get notifications for new game invites, messages, and more. Plus, now play games from your console straight to your phone over the internet.
- 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 new game invites, party chat messages and more
Finally remember that you need supported phones or tablets (mobile data charges may apply) and supported Bluetooth controller, with supported games. Xbox One or Xbox Series X must be turned on or in Instant-On mode. Learn more at xbox.com/mobile-app. Online console multiplayer (including via Xbox remote play) requires Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Xbox Live Gold, memberships sold separately.