Xbox Console Streaming preview rolls out worldwide

Microsoft has announced that is has expanded its Xbox Console Streaming preview worldwide following the original preview going live in the US and UK. The preview is available to everyone who is in the Xbox Insider program. The streaming service is available through an app on the Android store, and that is app is the Xbox Game Streaming app. You’ll need Android 6.0 or above to run the streaming preview. The full instructions are below.

Here’s what you need to know about the Xbox Console Streaming (Preview) to get started:

  • You must be an Xbox Insider, in a supported region, with an Xbox One console enrolled in an Xbox One Update Preview ring to participate in the preview. Additional requirements:
    • A phone or tablet running Android 6.0 or higher, with Bluetooth 4.0 (mobile data charges may apply)
    • A Bluetooth-enabled Xbox One Wireless Controller
    • A Microsoft Account with Xbox profile, and high-speed Internet (ISP fees may apply)
    • While not required, we recommend a controller mount for those gamers testing on a phone
  • Download the Xbox Game Streaming (Preview) app from the Google Play Store.
  • The app will guide you through setup on your enrolled Xbox One. This includes a test to ensure your home network, console and controller are ready for Xbox Console Streaming:
    • The network test ensures your console’s network connection and setup meet the minimum requirements:
      • 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

We don’t know when the service will fully launch for everyone but with a worldwide launch of the preview now happening Microsoft must be edging a lot closer to that day.

Source: Microsoft

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