Microsoft will include the xCloud game streaming service in the Xbox Game pass application scheduled for launch on September 15, and Google also offers a similar application called Stadia, however it seems that we will not see any of the two applications in the iPhone app store or IPad, due to Apple’s refusal to list the two apps on the App Store.
What are the reasons that made Apple refuse to list the two apps on the App Store?
According To report The Business Insider site, the reason is due to the violation of Apple’s app store policies, as Microsoft’s (xCloud) and (Google’s Stadia) provide access to more than 100 games through their apps, so the apps and their contents must be approved by Apple before approval for iPhone users. Or an iPad, by downloading the application.
However, while applications can be reviewed, none of the games offered by either of them can be reviewed, and this is where the problem arises, as an Apple spokesperson explains: “The App Store was created to be a safe and reliable place for customers to discover and download applications, and a great business opportunity. To all developers ”.
The spokesperson adds: “Before listing the applications on our store, they are reviewed and made sure that they apply the guidelines and policies of the company, which aim to protect customers and provide a fair and equal place for all developers.”
Although Apple allows broadcast applications such as: Netflix and Spotify to be present in the App Store, Apple does not refuse to include them in its store, as Apple reminds that such applications are different from gaming applications even when they include interactive content, because they can benefit from in-app payments, and obtain On the app store rating.
Hence, the only way in which both (xCloud) or (Stadia) can be listed in the App Store is for Apple to somehow be able to approve each of the games that are being streamed, however, since these games are not games. Targeted for iOS, the current approval process is likely not sufficient, which means that this is likely not to happen at all and both services will remain exclusive to Android users.