How to play Xbox games on iPhone and iPad

Microsoft has launched Xbox Cloud Gaming in beta. The service allows you to play AAA games through your browser, which means you can play Forza or Halo right in Safari on your iPhone or iPad. Here’s how it works.

What you need for Xbox Cloud Gaming to work

  • For Russia VPN. We tested together with the service and the WARP + option.
  • Subscription Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
  • Compatible Browser: Any Apple device with iOS and iPadOS 14.4 or higher
  • Compatible controller: Of course, it’s best to use an Xbox One or Series X | S controller.
  • Stable connection: recommended speed from 10 Mbps and Wi-Fi 5 GHz

Launch Xbox Cloud Gaming on iPhone or iPad

  • Turn on the VPN
  • Open the page in Safari
  • Click Sign In and log in with your Microsoft account linked to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
  • A page with a catalog of games will open and you will be asked to add a service icon to the “Home” screen
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  • After that, start the service using the created icon
  • Pick any game, we tested DOOM 2016 and Halo 5

How to connect an Xbox controller to an iPhone or iPad

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Supported wireless controllers

  • Xbox Wireless Controller (модель 1708) с Bluetooth
  • Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2
  • Xbox Adaptive Controller
  • Xbox Wireless Controller Series S и Series X
Pairing a controller and an iPhone or iPad
  • Press the Xbox button to turn on your controller.
  • Press and hold the Connect button for a few seconds to put the controller into pairing mode.
  • Go to Settings> Bluetooth. Here, in the list of new devices, select Xbox Wireless Controller, then the controller will be connected to your device.
It should be noted right away that the service is now in beta testing, so its work is not ideal. AAA games can experience lag, while simpler games do the best. An interesting observation about VPN, after starting streaming, you can turn it off and Xbox Cloud Gaming will continue to work. It remains to wait for the public launch and official support of the service in Russia.

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