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Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta): Now also on Windows 10 PC as well as Apple smartphones and tablets

With Xbox you have the choice: You decide about the game, your teammates as well as the platform and the place where you play. Games have the power to connect people around the world. That's why we want to give as many people as possible access to fantastic games. That's Xbox's mission. And with the upcoming limited Xbox Cloud Gaming Beta for Windows 10 PC and Apple smartphones and tablets, even more players can enjoy the benefits of the cloud.

As already announced in December 2020, even more players will play with Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) on even more devices in the future. From Tuesday, April 20th, selected users of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will receive an invitation with which they can test the limited Xbox Cloud Gaming Beta for Windows 10 PC as well as on Apple smartphones and tablets via web browser. At xbox.com/play testers can play over 100 titles from Xbox Game Pass via Edge, Google Chrome or Safari. With access via browser via a universal start page, Cloud Gaming (Beta) will become even more accessible over time. This will make it even easier for you to play your favorite games in the future - wherever you want.

The limited beta phase is used for testing and learning. Gradually, more players in all 22 supported countries will receive invitations. The incoming feedback is then evaluated in order to further improve the gaming experience and add further devices to the service. The plan is to expand the offer as quickly as possible so that all users of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will soon be able to enjoy even more flexible cloud gaming (beta).

To start the beta for Windows 10 PC and Apple smartphones and tablets, invited users only need a compatible Bluetooth or USB-connected controller or use the touch control feature, which is already available for more than 50 games. In the initial phase, the focus is on fine-tuning functions and ensuring stable performance on all platforms. For more information on how to play the limited beta, an up-to-date list of supported devices, and the latest release notes, please visit the Xbox Support Hub on Reddit.

This is the next exciting step in bringing Xbox games to over three billion gamers worldwide. Without you, the great community that Cloud Gaming (Beta) has been supporting since the first days of the preview, this wonderful journey would not have been possible.

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