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Stream your Xbox Game Pass games to your phone starting next month

by: Randy -
More On: xCloud

Project xCloud is coming to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on September 15. According to Xbox.com, Microsoft's cloud gaming platform, xCloud—which is still in beta—makes its way onto Microsoft's video game subscription service, the now-rebranded Game Pass. That means you'll have access to over 100 games on your Android mobile phone or tablet from the cloud.

If this video resembles a Nintendo Switch ad—where Millennials with model good looks are playing games on rooftops, shorelines, or seemingly in quarantine—then you're picking up what Microsoft is putting down. You'll need these five things:

  • Game Pass Ultimate monthly subscription
  • Android mobile device
  • Xbox Game Pass mobile app
  • Compatible Xbox controller
  • High-speed LTE or wi-fi connection

That may sound like a lot, but perhaps you're lucky enough to have already be bought into most of this ecosystem. Me? I'm only short one Xbox controller since I went with PS4 this past generation. Otherwise, I'm 80% of the way there. 

Due to a word-of-mouth campaign sometime last year, I snagged three years' worth of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $5/mo. There are frequent deals to be found, but Game Pass Ultimate is currently going for $15/mo. Regardless, Game Pass is the best deal in video gaming right now, and knowing that xCloud is coming to Game Pass Ultimate absolutely seals the deal for me: I'm jumping ship, and heading from Sony back to Microsoft for this upcoming generation.