Xbox cloud gaming for Safari rolls out to everyone soon

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Xbox Cloud Gaming for iPad and iPhone
A public launch is scheduled "in the next few weeks."
Photo: Microsoft

The ability to play Xbox games in Safari on your iPhone and iPad will soon be available to everyone.

Microsoft this week confirmed its new cloud streaming web app, which has been in beta testing since April, will roll out “in the next few weeks.” What’s more, it’s soon going to get even more powerful.

Xbox cloud gaming has been available for some time on Android devices. But thanks to Apple’s ridiculous block on game streaming services, Microsoft was forced to develop a web app for iPhone and iPad users.

That finally rolled out to a small number of beta testers in April, and it works surprisingly well in Safari. Soon, those who didn’t get an invite to test it out will be able to enjoy the service when it officially goes live.

Xbox cloud gaming hits Safari ‘in the next few weeks’

In an update on the Xbox blog, Microsoft confirmed cloud gaming in web browsers will open up to everyone “in the next few weeks.” Australia, Brazil, Mexico, and Japan will also get cloud gaming this year.

You’ll be able to enjoy Xbox cloud gaming in Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome on desktops, and inside Safari on iPhone and iPad. It requires a Game Pass Ultimate subscription, as well as a physical controller.

The service offers more than 100 Xbox titles that you can play anywhere (so long as you have an internet connection). Saves are synced with your Xbox console and PC, so you can pick up right where you left off.

Xbox cloud gaming is getting even better

Microsoft also confirmed that it is in the final stages of updating its data centers around the world with Xbox Series X, its latest hardware. The upgrade will deliver faster load times and improved frame rates.

It will also allow Xbox cloud gamers to enjoy the latest titles built for Xbox Series X and Series S consoles.