If you’re an Xbox Insider in the Alpha and Alpha Skip-Ahead rings in the US and UK, then it’s your lucky day! You can now try out an exclusive preview of Xbox Console Streaming.

You can now remotely play your owned and installed Xbox One games, including those from the Xbox Game Pass catalogue, on a compatible Android phone or tablet.

Unlike Project xCloud, which relies on cloud technology to stream games, Console Streaming is all about remote play. You’ll be able to play your Xbox One games on the go, including all features such as online multiplayer.

In order to participate in the preview, follow the steps below:

  1. Make sure that you’re an Xbox Insider, located in the US or UK, with a console that’s enrolled in the Alpha or Alpha Skip-Ahead Rings.
  2. You’ll also need a phone or tablet that’s running Android 6.0 or higher with Bluetooth 4.0 and a Bluetooth-enabled Xbox One Wireless Controller. A phone controller mount is also recommended but not required!
  3. Download the Xbox Game Streaming (Preview) app from the Google Play Store. You can pick it up here.
  4. The app will helpfully guide you through setting up Xbox Console Streaming on your console. It’ll perform a test to ensure your connection, controller, and console are all running.
    • The minimum requirements are as follows:
      • NAT type: Open or Moderate
      • Upstream bandwidth: At least 4.75 Mbps required, 9 Mbps preferred
      • Network latency: 125 ms or less required, 60 ms or less preferred
      • Console settings: Power setting must be Instant-on
  5. You’re all set! Just remember that this is a preview, and you might run into bugs, glitches, and errors. Make sure you give feedback when you’re done!

For more information, you can check out the official Xbox Console Streaming page here. Please note that Xbox 360 and original Xbox games aren’t supported at this time, but Microsoft hopes to implement these in the future.

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