How to play Xbox games on iPhone and iPad

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Until now, Xbox and Apple devices haven’t been the best friends. But now the equation is changing slowly. You can now stream and play Xbox games on your iPhone and iPad. This includes both Xbox Cloud Gaming and Xbox Remote Play.

The former is a cloud-based game service that can be accessed from an iPhone / iPad browser, while the latter allows you to play console games directly on your mobile device via the Internet.

Let me show you how it is done without any further effort.

How to use Xbox Cloud Gaming on iPhone and iPad

Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) is finally out, allowing you to play over 100 high-quality console games on your iPhone, iPad, Windows PC, and Android devices.

This is a great way for users without an Xbox console to explore great games that they might otherwise miss. For proud Xbox owners, this gives them remote access to their favorite games.

But of course, some conditions apply.

What do you need to know?

System requirements

  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Membership – $ 1 for the first month, then $ 14.99 / month
  • IPhone / iPad running iOS 14.4 / iPad OS 14.4 or later
  • Bluetooth 4.0 or later
    • iPhone XR or later
    • iPad Air 3rd and 4th generation
    • iPad Pro 11 ″ 2nd generation or later
    • iPad 8th generation
    • iPad mini 5th generation
  • Supported browsers – Safari 14, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge
  • Internet connection – 10 Mbps or higher for iPhone, 20 Mbps or higher for iPad
  • 5 GHz Wi-Fi network
  • Compatible Xbox wireless controller


  • Currently in beta, Xbox Cloud Gaming is available in a limited area. Check the status of your location here.
  • Supports only one account and controller at a time.

Set up Xbox Cloud Gaming on iOS

  1. Open your default browser.if you can Safari,Go to
  2. Tap Sign in Enter the Microsoft account linked to your Xbox Game Pass.

    Set up Xbox Cloud Gaming on iOS

  3. that’s it! Then find and play your favorite game.

Quick access hack:Tap Share button Bottom of screen → select Add to home screen.. In this way, you create a website shortcut and allow one-tap access to Xbox Cloud.

You now have full access to the vast game library available on your Xbox Game Pass. Many of them are touchscreen compatible, but connecting a compatible controller will definitely improve gameplay.

Pair the controller with your iPhone or iPad

  1. Move to Settings → Bluetooth
    Make sure Bluetooth is turned on on.

    Switch Bluetooth on from the iPhone Settings app

  2. Now press Xbox button To turn on yours Xbox wireless controller..
    Note: If the controller is paired with your Xbox, turn off the console and after a few minutes[ペアリング]Press and hold the button.
  3. select Xbox wireless controller From a pair of available devices.

    Select an Xbox wireless controller from the pair of devices available on your iPhone

Your iPhone or iPad is now paired with your Xbox controller. If you’re having trouble connecting, see our extensive guide to that problem.

How to set up remote play on iPhone to stream Xbox games

Remote Play does not employ a Microsoft server like Xbox Cloud Gaming. Instead, it renders the game that resides on your Xbox to another device. So, of course, you need to own an Xbox console.

There is another advantage! With the all-new Xbox app, you can use your iPhone to manage your console. Therefore, you can remove the game and download it to the console so that you’re all ready when you get home.

In addition, this is a great upgrade for gamers and game streamers. You can take a screenshot and share it on social media.

What do you need to know?

System requirements

  • IPhone / iPad running iOS 13 / iPad OS 13 or later
  • Bluetooth 4.0 or later
  • iPhone XR or later
    • iPad Pro 11 ″ 2nd generation or later
    • iPad Air 3rd and 4th generation
    • iPad 8th generation
    • iPad mini 5th generation
  • Xbox app
  • Xbox console
    • Xbox One
    • 1 S
    • One X
    • Xbox Series X and Series S
  • Compatible Xbox wireless controller
  • Microsoft account with Xbox profile
  • Optimal internet speed of at least 7-10Mbps or 5GHz Wi-Fi


  • Only one person can play remotely or locally.
  • You cannot access the backcompat game via remote play.
  • During remote play, in-game or in-store purchases are disabled.
  • All external console applications are blocked during streaming.

Professional tips

  • Always save your progress while playing remotely. If you disconnect in the middle, you may lose all of your game progress.
  • Make sure you have updated to the latest iOS to make sure it works smoothly.

Set up remote play

At the console:

  1. Press Xbox button On the controller.
  2. Open Profile and systemSetting Connect with deviceRemote function..
  3. To enable Remote function Click on the box.
  4. select Instant on under Power mode..

Note: Don’t forget to turn on the console. Otherwise, Remote Play will not work.

For iOS devices:

  1. Open Xbox App
  2. Sign in with the same Microsoft account as your Xbox One console.
  3. Tap My library Select the icon (stack of books) and console..
  4. Under the console Connecting At the console you want to use.
  5. Tap Remote play on this device..
Set up remote play on your iOS device

This is a way to stream Xbox games on iPhone and iPad. I love how these options open up the game world.

Which is your favorite Xbox game? Or do you think Sony PlayStation is better? And where is Apple Arcade or Google Stadia located?

Aw, do I have some interesting questions or what? Share your answer in the comments section below.

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