How to stream Xbox Game Pass games to iPhone and iPad
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members have the option to stream games from the service to supported devices. IPhones from XS and all modern iPads are officially supported, but the Xbox Game Pass app on iOS does not include this part of the service due to Apple’s restrictions. Despite this bump in the road, fans can still use their iPhones and iPads to play Game Pass titles on the go.
Log into the Cloud Game Pass streaming site
To access the Cloud Streaming section of the service, go to xbox.com/play and press the green login button at the top. After entering your credentials, you’ll be presented with the full collection of titles available on Game Pass, including titles you’ve recently played on Cloud Streaming or other Xbox platforms. You can even avoid having to enter the address in Safari after your first visit by adding the Cloud Streaming home page to your home screen. Over 100 games on the service support touch controls and do not require any additional hardware to play, but this feature is not available across the entire catalog. All of the games in the service support Xbox controllers on iPhone and iPad, and the web app also partially supports PlayStation controllers.
Gamers will want to make sure their internet connection is stable and has sufficient upload and download speeds for the best experience while streaming games. Microsoft recommends a 5 GHz WiFi connection with at least 20MB download speed, and while fans can probably use networks with at least 10MB download speed, it can cause input and output lag that interferes with gaming. Streaming games on a phone can also consume a considerable amount of data, averaging around 3 GB per hour, so you should make sure you are on the correct network before you start.
The Cloud Streaming page also works on other platforms. PC and Android users can access the same site for an experience comparable to the existing Game Pass app. The program is still in beta and may have a few quirks, but we were able to play Destiny 2 with little problem using the service on a sixth generation iPad and Google Pixel smartphone.