Microsoft will bring Xbox cloud gaming to smart TVs (as well as its own streaming devices)

The idea behind Microsoft’s Xbox cloud gaming service is that you can stream games from the internet, allowing you to play Xbox titles without, you know, an Xbox game console. Up until recently that’s meant you could stream games to an Android phone or tablet. But in April Microsoft began rolling out a web app […]

Microsoft begins rolling out web-based Xbox cloud game streaming for PC and iOS this week

Microsoft’s Xbox cloud gaming service launched last fall, allowing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to stream PC and console-quality games to mobile devices. But up until recently it only worked with Android phones and tablets. This week Microsoft is making good on a promise to bring the game streaming service to iPhones, iPads, and Windows […]

Lilbits: Nothing buys Essential, tech company names are dumb, and the future of the PinePhone

Microsoft’s game streaming service is coming to the web — which means it’s coming to iOS without giving Apple a cut of revenue. Pine64 has announced the default GNU/Linux distribution and user interface that will ship with its PinePhone devices in the future. And the new company from the co-founder of OnePlus has bought the […]

Lilbits: Internet at the speed of light

Delivering high-speed internet usually requires running cables across long distances. But that can get tricky when you’re trying to bring connectivity to a place where there isn’t already a lot of infrastructure for it… so recently we’ve seen solutions ranging from satellites to balloons. Now Google’s parent company Alphabet is partnering with internet service providers […]

Cloud game streaming isn’t coming to iPhone or iPad anytime soon

Microsoft Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will be able to stream games from the cloud to an Android phone starting September 15th. But iPhones? Not so much. Like other game streaming services from Google and NVIDIA, Apple is blocking Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming service from running on its devices. In a statement provided to Business Insider, […]

Microsoft’s Project xCloud game streaming service launches September 15

Microsoft’s Project xCloud game streaming service is set to come out of beta September 15th, when it will be available as a new feature for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. That means current Xbox Game Pass subscribers won’t have to pay anything extra for game streaming, but it also means that new Project xCloud customers […]

Microsoft brings Project xCloud game streaming preview to iOS (in a very limited test)

Four months after launching a preview of its Project xCloud game streaming service for Android phones and tablets, Microsoft is bringing its xCloud preview to iOS. That makes Project xCloud the only major game streaming service compatible with iPhones and iPads right now… but the test is very limited at the moment. Let’s take a look […]

Microsoft’s game streaming coming in October, next-gen console in 2020

Google isn’t the only company getting ready to launch a game streaming service later this year. Microsoft has announced that it will launch a preview of its upcoming Project xCloud service in October, allowing users to stream over 3,500 games over the internet. Users will also be able to stream games from their own Xbox […]

Microsoft begins testing Project xCloud: Stream Xbox games to PCs, smartphones, and consoles

Google may be working with game developer to let you stream PC games to a web browser, but Microsoft wants to let you play games on just about any device. The company has unveiled a new game streaming service called Project xCloud that lets you stream PC games to a console, PC, or mobile device […]