Microsoft has announced that the Xbox
Cloud Gaming Limited Beta for Windows 10 PCs and Apple phones and tablets via web browsers will begin for select Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members tomorrow, April 20.As revealed on Xbox Wire,
invites will be sent out tomorrow and those selected will be able to play over 100 Xbox Game Pass titles through Edge, Google Chrome, or Safari on Xbox.com/play.
This limited beta will be a “time to test and learn,” and invites will be sent out on a “more continuous basis” to players in all 22 supported countries.
The goal is to iterate quickly and give all Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members this new way to play in the coming months.
These games can be played with a compatible Bluetooth or USB-connected controller like the Backbone One or via custom touch controls for more than 50 games.
The reason Xbox Cloud Gaming is only available via a web browser on iOS devices is due to Apple’s restrictions on games that bypass the App Store via another app.Xbox Cloud Gaming, which used to be called Project xCloud, has been available for Android devices for some time. Even in 2019, we were impressed with the tech behind this streaming service, and it has only improved since then.
If you are looking forward to checking out Xbox Cloud Gaming, be sure to take a look at our guide for the best controllers for your smartphone.
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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.