Microsoft’s Project xCloud has been one of my most anticipated tests in some time. I’ve been watching and waiting for the preview event to make its way to Canada and it has been so far pretty good on Android. However, on iOS it’s been another story.
The free beta on Android and now iOS is currently ongoing with Android being the lead for this testing phase. On iOS, things are much more limited in scope and Microsoft is holding a beta test through Apple’s TestFlight preview program. Not only that, but only 10,000 people will gain access and not for long either, as Microsoft wants to have new people joining on a regular basis. And, the only game currently available is Halo: The Master Chief Collection due to restrictive App Store policies.
In order to participate in the Project xCloud limited iOS TestFlight preview, here are the technical requirements:
- A Microsoft account (MSA) associated with your Xbox gamertag.
- An iPhone or iPad running iOS 13.0 or greater and also Bluetooth version 4.0.
- A Bluetooth-enabled Xbox One Wireless Controller. Please refer to this support article if you are unsure if your Xbox One controller supports Bluetooth.
- Access to a Wi-Fi or mobile data connection that supports 10Mbps-down bandwidth, similar to streaming video. If you are using Wi-Fi, we recommend using a 5Ghz connection.
With such a limited scope on iOS, it’s hard to recommend signing up but if you want to anyway, you can head here.