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Stream Xbox games from the cloud

Get a first look at game streaming with Xbox in Project xCloud (Preview). Play over 50 Xbox favorites on your Android phone or tablet, streaming directly from the cloud over Wi-Fi or your mobile network As we continue to roll out this test, we invite you to help shape the future of game streaming.

Play 50+ games on your mobile phone or tablet

Test streaming console-quality titles from the cloud—no waiting for downloads. During the Preview, you don’t need to own games or a console. We’ll continue to add more games over time for you to discover and play.


First, make sure you have the following:

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Compatible mobile device: Android version 6.0 or greater, Bluetooth version 4.0+

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Compatible Xbox Wireless Controller with Bluetooth

Optional clip to connect your phone and controller available at retailers including Microsoft Store.

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5GHz Wi-Fi or mobile data connection 10Mbps down

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Xbox Game Streaming App (Preview)

Next, register for Project xCloud (Preview)

Project xCloud (Preview) is by invite only. We welcome all players with an eligible Android device and controller to sign up. However, we anticipate many people will register for a limited number of spots and invites may not be sent until several months after registration.*

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1. Register for Project xCloud (Preview)

You will need a Microsoft account to register. If you don’t have one, you can create an account for free during registration.

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2. We’ll email you with next steps

If you are chosen to begin the technical preview, we will send you an acceptance email with next steps, though it may take a few months for you to hear back. We will only be accepting a limited number of participants in the initial test, but will admit new players throughout the year.

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3. Get the Xbox Game Streaming (Preview) app

Once you get accepted, install the app to your mobile device, then go to the Project xCloud section of the app and log in with the account you used to register for the preview.

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4. Pair your Xbox Wireless Controller

Follow the steps in the app to pair your Xbox Wireless Controller with Bluetooth and mobile device. Optionally, you can choose to clip the controller to your phone.

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5. Go play and share your feedback with us

Select any game in the cloud library and start playing on your mobile device. Provide feedback in the app to shape the future of game streaming and join the conversation on Reddit.


Register for Project xCloud (Preview)


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