Dec 9, 2020

Xbox game streaming confirmed for Apple iOS and Windows

Microsoft is bringing its cloud game-streaming service to Apple's iOS and Windows PCs in spring 2021. Microsoft tried to launch the service on iPhones too but the move was blocked by Apple, prompting a public row between the two technology giants. The game-streaming service is now part of Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription plan, which gives gamers access to more than 100 games for £10.99 a month. The same approach has been adopted by streaming service GeForce Now, which recently announced its own web-browser solution for iOS. And that has the knock-on effect of bringing back Fortnite to iPhones through cloud streaming, despite Apple banning the game from the App Store amid a row over payment fees. The move to other platforms is part of Microsoft's drive towards subscription services, whether or not the customer owns an Xbox console.

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