The console streaming feature which was announced in Q3 2019 by Microsoft is finally out for Xbox One testers. With this new feature, users will be able to play their Xbox One games on their smart phones using their personal consoles. With this new feature, users will be able to play their Xbox One games on their smart phones using their personal consoles.
Please note that it is different from Microsoft’s Project xCloud game streaming platform which was previewed a while ago, and which is a full-fledged cloud gaming service.
With the newly announced console streaming however, users will be able to stream their Xbox One games on their mobile phones without the utilization of cloud base. The Console Streaming feature will support all existing Xbox 360 and Xbox One games installed in consoles. Comparatively, project xCloud which in its preview phase, is only available for four games.
An Xbox program manager, Jonathan Hildebrandt said;
If you’re an Xbox Insider in the Alpha and Alpha Skip-Ahead rings in the US and UK, you can now try a preview of Xbox Console Streaming. You’ll be able to play your owned and installed Xbox One games, including Xbox Game Pass titles, on an Android phone or tablet remotely from your home console.
The new console feature much like xCloud, is limited to Android 6.0 and above, and operates on the exact same app that anyone would use to access their home consoles over the internet, instead of through a cloud-based service.
To avail this feature, all you need is an open or moderate NAT type, an upload bandwidth of at least 4.75 Mbps, with 9 Mbps preferred, a network latency of 125 ms or less, with 60 ms or less preferred, and an Xbox One console set on instant-on.
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.