Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming service was officially launched on June 28th. And according to Microsoft, the service is now available for use on iPhone and iPad via the Safari browser.
From now on, Xbox Cloud Gaming is available to all Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members with Apple smartphones and tables and Windows 10 PC users. The service can be accessed via the xbox.com/play webpage on Microsoft Edge, Chrome or Safari, either on a mobile device or PC.
Two weeks ago, Microsoft had said that Xbox Cloud Gaming would be released on Apple devices “in the coming weeks” after limited beta testing for a small number of users.
Xbox Cloud Gaming is designed to allow users to play hundreds of games from the Xbox Game Pass library on any device using a web browser. According to Microsoft, the service is now powered by Xbox Series X hardware in updated Microsoft data centers to deliver faster load times and improved framerates.
To ensure low latency, Microsoft plans to stream in 1080p at up to 60 frames per second, and the service is designed to offer seamless playback across all devices. Using Xbox Cloud Gaming requires a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which costs €12.5 per month. New users can get a free trial for a period of three months for just €0.8.
Along with the full launch of Xbox Cloud Gaming, Microsoft has also announced that it is expanding its line of gaming accessories for mobile devices Designed for Xbox for iOS devices, with several new accessories available.
Xbox Backbone One, for example, is an iPhone-compatible game controller with built-in Xbox integrations, such as a capture button to share gameplay. Microsoft is also releasing the Razer Kishi Universal Gaming Controller for iOS and OtterBox Power Swap Controller Batteries.