Xbox Remote Play
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Not too long after giving Android users Xbox remote play, Microsoft has confirmed that it is testing the new feature on Apple’s iOS platform. It works like this. Connect your Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, or Xbox One to the internet and connect Xbox Remote Play to your console. Then, you can play any game that you have on your system. This is different than Microsoft’s xCloud service because it depends on your own console, where xCloud doesn’t require you to own a console.

Xbox Remote Play – A Whole New World

This Xbox Remote Play is actually really awesome. Just think about it. These days, you don’t have to even hook your game console up to a TV. All you need to do is power it up and connect it to your network. With this new setup, you can even play games on your console from another room or even another building. Hell, you can play your games from another city! Boy, how things have changed since the days of the SNES.

As far as we can tell, the new Xbox app for iOS seems like it’s going to be pretty stable. Microsoft has not said anything specific about availability yet, but we think the Xbox Remote Play will arrive in the App Store soon.

When I was a boy..

Back in the day, physically owning a game cartridge was a requirement to playing the game. It was literally the only option there was. Also, you had to physically insert the cartridge into a system that you were physically in the same room with. That system had to be physically connected, with wires, to whatever display you wanted to use to play the game. Now, though, with this new Xbox Remote Play setup, none of the above is required. All you need to do is own an Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, or Xbox One, and a smartphone, you are good to go.

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