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Microsoft start Project xCloud testing on iOS, and it’s already full up

After several months of public testing of Project xCloud on Android, Microsoft have finally answered the charming and polite requests of internet users far and wide to bring the game streaming service to iOS as well.

It’s starting off as a smaller test, thanks in part to the restrictions imposed by the iOS App Store. The iOS Testflight is only available in the US, UK and Canada, it only features xCloud and not Xbox Console Streaming, it only has a single game, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and there’s a limit of 10,000 testers which were distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

While the 10,000 spaces were filled up within a couple hours, you can still register for the programme now (or change your registration from Android to iOS) as Microsoft are planning to cycle through applicants to get as wide a test as possible.

You will, however, need the following:

  • A Microsoft account (MSA) associated with your Xbox gamertag.
  • An iPhone or iPad running iOS 13.0 or greater and also Bluetooth version 4.0.
  • A Bluetooth-enabled Xbox One Wireless Controller. Please refer to this support article if you are unsure if your Xbox One controller supports Bluetooth.
  • Access to a Wi-Fi or mobile data connection that supports 10Mbps-down bandwidth, similar to streaming video. If you are using Wi-Fi, we recommend using a 5Ghz connection.

Beyond that, there’s different processes to sign up, depending on if you already applied for the Android test, or if you’re a completely new tester.

For those iOS users already registered in the Android preview.

  1. Open the Project xCloud registration link
  2. Update your registration for the Project xCloud (Preview) and indicate you are an iOS user through the “Mobile Device Make” dropdown menu
    By updating your registration to iOS you are requesting access to Project xCloud TestFlight preview. This does not impact your Android registration. You can still play on your Android devices
  3. If there are still available spots for testers, you will receive an email from TestFlight for Xbox Game Streaming (Preview)
    Open this mail from your iOS device, it contains a link to download TestFlight to your iOS device
  4. Follow the TestFlight installation steps
  5. From the TestFlight app, install the Xbox Game Streaming (Preview) app
  6. Sign-in to the Xbox Game Streaming (Preview) app with your MSA
  7. Have fun and give feedback!

For those iOS users not already registered in the Android preview.

  1. Open the Project xCloud registration link
  2. Register for the Project xCloud (Preview) and indicate you are an iOS user through the “Mobile Device Make” dropdown menu
    By selecting iOS you are requesting access to Project xCloud TestFlight preview.
  3. If there are still available spots for testers, you will receive an email from TestFlight for Xbox Game Streaming (Preview)
    Open this mail from your iOS device, it contains a link to download TestFlight to your iOS device
  4. Follow the TestFlight installation steps
  5. From the TestFlight app, install the Xbox Game Streaming (Preview) app
  6. Sign-in to the Xbox Game Streaming (Preview) app with your MSA
  7. Have fun and give feedback!

All that’s left is to wish you luck getting in.

Source: Major Nelson

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