Have you already heard that the EA Play catalog will be added to the Xbox Game Pass? This means that by the end of the year, we can expect even more games via the Game Pass. And to make sure the games stream with top quality, Microsoft has now integrated the streaming power of xCloud with the pass.
The cool thing is that you can play the games even on your phone. However, if you’re used to playing online games like Book of Ra Deluxe 6 on any available device, then it’s a bit trickier with the Game Pass games. If you’ve got an Android, then you’re all set to go. But if your smartphone is iOS, then at the moment, it doesn’t support xCloud. Luckily, a browser-based version of xCloud is expected to come out in early 2021. And that’s only a few months away from now.
So whether you have an Android or an iOS, you can soon take the best Xbox games everywhere you go and play. And this article is here to guide you through everything you would need to know about using the Xbox Games Pass with xCloud streaming on your phone. Are you ready? Let’s dive in.
Downloading the Game Pass App
The first thing you need to do is to visit the Google Play Store and download the Xbox Game Pass app. But make sure you get the app with a green background. That’s the non-beta version. Searching for “Game Pass” can also give you the less stable beta version with a white background.
Log in To the Game Pass App via Account on Microsoft
Before you get access to all the awesome new Xbox games, you need to link the app with your Microsoft account. You can do this by using the application’s Cloud tab. Locating this tab should be fairly easy. It’s right there next to tabs for Console and PC and above the tabs for all of your Xbox phone games.
Sign up For Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
Subscribing to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate enables you to play the games on your phone via xCloud. If you’re already a Game Pass subscriber, then the function will automatically be linked to your Microsoft account. Many people find the Xbox games with gold are slightly better than the regular games. Luckily, the Game Pass Ultimate gives you access to all the gold games, as well as over 100 high-quality games for Android. And here’s the kicker: the first month costs only $1. That’s a pretty good deal considering that the regular cost is $14.99 per month.
The Best Casino Themed Games for Xbox
If you’re a fan of cool online gaming websites, then you’ll be glad to know that Xbox offers its own authentic casino adventures. It’s as exciting as playing in a real casino, but you can do it in the comfort of your home. This doesn’t mean that you have to play solo, though. The virtual tables are filled with other online gamers.
Let’s take a look at our top picks for Xbox casino games.
1. Four Kings Casino and Slots
Four Kings Casino and Slots is a set of different thrilling casino games. You can enjoy the excitement from spinning the online slots, try your luck at poker, etc. The aim is to recreate the feel of a real casino with the virtual chips and a modifiable avatar.
2. Pure Hold ‘em
If poker’s your game, then Pure Hold’em is for you. It supports a full multiplayer mode and comes with six tables. The game starts at a regular floor-table and levels up to the zone for high-rollers.
3. Super Blackjack Battle II Turbo Edition
Super Blackjack Battle II Turbo Edition, with its stunning graphics, reminds classic games like Mega Man or Street Fighter. 12 characters are all competing for the title of the best blackjack player. One of them is also an undercover FBI agent.
What About a Controller?
You’re probably wondering by now: how to play Xbox games on an Android phone with a relatively small display? It wouldn’t be too comfortable to control the game via controllers on the screen. Luckily, Microsoft offers a few solutions. The Razer Kishi controller (priced at $99) is an affordable version of the Nintendo Switch that transforms your phone into a gaming console.
And if you’re using a Windows Phone 8 for Xbox Live Games, you can purchase the MOGA Pro controller, which looks very similar to a regular Xbox controller. However, the games supporting the MOGA controller are quite limited at the moment. Check out the Windows Phone Central’s forums for the latest updates.
The best way to connect the controller is via Bluetooth. You can also opt for a USB connection. Whichever option you choose, the app lets you know if the controller was connected successfully or not.
Starting a game on the app is super easy. The list of games will appear on your screen, and all you have to do is click one and press “Play.” The cool thing is that if you’ve started the game on your PC, the save data will automatically transfer to your phone.
Whether you enjoy the original Xbox games or the latest first-person shooters, you can now play your favorites everywhere. Simply download the Game Pass app, connect your Microsoft account to it, connect a controller, and start playing. How can you resist?
Have you already tried using xCloud to play Xbox games on your phone? Let us know which games are your favorites. We’d love to hear from you.
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