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Amazon hops on the cloud gaming bandwagon with its own Stadia competitor

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It's available on Fire TV, Mac, Windows, and iPhone & iPad — but not Android Streaming video games is the hot new thing; everybody's doing it. Google launched Stadia last year, and Microsoft took xCloud live just a week or two ago. Now Amazon is getting in on the fun, and it has some unique tricks up its sleeve — get ready to meet Luna, a new cloud gaming service from Amazon. Much like other cloud gaming platforms, Luna allows players to game on existing devices by streaming the gameplay from Amazon web servers that are much more powerful than any console. Read More Amazon hops on the cloud gaming bandwagon with its own Stadia competitor was written by the awesome

Stream games from your console to your phone with the latest Xbox app beta

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Plus a new notification hub and profile pinning features Microsoft formally launched its xCloud game streaming service last week, allowing users to stream console games right from their Android phones — and Android TVs, even if unofficially. Now the company is releasing a big update for the Xbox mobile app that includes brand new features, including the ability for everyone to stream console games to their phones with Xbox remote play. The new update is a complete revamp from the ground up. Read More Stream games from your console to your phone with the latest Xbox app beta was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Microsoft won't let you stream Xbox games to Android TV or Chromebooks

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Time to buy an HDMI dongle for your phone Xbox Game Streaming officially launched yesterday, allowing you to stream nearly 200 Xbox games to your Android phone or tablet. The service has yet to launch on any other platforms, and Microsoft is sticking hard to the mobile requirement — despite their ability to run Android apps, both Chromebooks and Android TV are unsupported. The Xbox support account on Twitter has confirmed that only phones and tablets running Android will be allowed to stream Xbox games. Read More Microsoft won't let you stream Xbox games to Android TV or Chromebooks was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Apple establishes ridiculous requirements for Stadia and Xbox Game Streaming on iOS

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Apple's going for the 'most anti-competitive company' speedrun Apple's draconian App Store policies have been criticized time and time again, and most recently, they led to a lawsuit by Epic Games. The company also recently blocked game streaming services like Google Stadia and Xbox Game Streaming from entering the App Store. Apple has now updated its policies to allow game streaming services, but only if they go through many hoops. The App Store Review Guidelines have been updated with a new section specifically addressing streaming games. Read More Apple establishes ridiculous requirements for Stadia and Xbox Game Streaming on iOS was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

PC and console EA games are coming to Android, thanks to Xbox Game Streaming

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The artist formerly known as Microsoft xCloud Xbox Game Streaming (formerly known as xCloud) is shaping up to be one of the best game streaming services around, and after the platform's recent ban from the Apple App Store, Android will be its only mobile home. Later this year, the service will have even more games from publisher Electronic Arts, thanks to a new partnership between the two companies. Anyone who is subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (which costs $1 for the first month, then $15/mo after that) will receive EA Play at no additional charge, starting later this year. Read More PC and console EA games are coming to Android, thanks to Xbox Game Streaming was written by the awesome team

Microsoft xCloud's public beta starts today

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You'll need an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription to try the cloud gaming service Last week, we reported Microsoft's game streaming service xCloud would launch on September 15 and that it would initially require an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. Although there's still more than a month left until the service officially becomes available, Microsoft is allowing people to beta test it starting today. In a statement to The Verge, the company mentioned that “existing Xbox Game Pass (Beta) app users will get the opportunity to test a subset of the available titles." Read More Microsoft xCloud's public beta starts today was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud won't come to iOS due to App Store rules

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Cloud gaming services will likely stay Android-only Google has stayed quiet about bringing its Stadia game streaming platform to iOS, even though the game library application has been available on the App Store for a while now. Meanwhile, Microsoft has been testing its xCloud competitor on iOS, but now it seems neither product will see a full release on Apple's mobile devices. There has been speculation that Microsoft xCloud wouldn't be available on iOS, and the app's testing program was even discontinued yesterday. Read More Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud won't come to iOS due to App Store rules was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Microsoft's game streaming service xCloud will officially launch in September

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It will only be available to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers at first Yesterday, Microsoft announced a big round of updates regarding the future of its gaming strategy, giving us more details on its upcoming Xbox Series X and backward compatibility. The company also gave some attention to its cross-platform Stadia competitor, xCloud. After extensive beta testing, the service will launch in September, but it will be limited to the existing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which costs $15 a month. In the beginning, you'll have access to more than 100 Xbox Game Pass titles, which Microsoft streams to your phone or tablet. Read MoreMicrosoft's game streaming service xCloud will officially launch in September was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

8Bitdo is making an officially licensed, SNES-style controller for Microsoft's xCloud game streaming service

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It's about the same as the existing SN30 Pro — but, you know, Xbox-er 8Bitdo is pretty well known for its modern-but-retro-styled Bluetooth controllers. They're a favorite among the AP staff and a good choice for folks big into emulation. The company is adapting one of its best-selling game controllers specifically for Microsoft's Stadia-like upcoming xCloud game streaming service. The new controller is a tweaked version of the existing SN30 Pro, with a new Xbox-friendly color scheme and explicit Microsoft xCloud compatibility. According to The Verge, 8Bitdo isn't just pushing out a licensed and branded version of its existing product, the company has worked together with Microsoft to make it "fully functional with xCloud." It will also support 8bitdo's existing Ultimate Software,