Xbox Remote Play is a Replacement for Console Streaming

August 10, 2020 at 6:07pm
By Jason Stettner

Another shuffle is coming ahead of the full release of Project xCloud. The “Console Streaming” service that allows players to stream their console to their mobile device is being renamed. This service will now be known as “Xbox Remote Play”, a rebrand of the free offering.

It can be found as a simplified setting under Devices & Connections > Remote features. This area will allow you to connect to a Xbox console anytime from your chosen mobile device. Features include installing new games; playing games from your console, turning the console on or even controlling it using your device as a dashboard remote.

This overall change to Console Streaming will be rolling out over the latter part of August 2020. It is currently available to Beta, Delta and higher branches of the Xbox Insider program for testing prior to its full release.
Xbox Remote Play
The OS build mentioned was “RS_XBOX_RELEASE_2008\19041.4050.200801-0000” at the time of writing this and when it began integration. This is a shift from the announcement of xCloud with the primary focus there now being the option to stream as an entirely standalone experience, without the reliance of a console. The feature of using consoles to stream is now being adjusted in terms of where it shows up for usage.

That’s all the information currently available on this, expect it to roll out in the future and perhaps be given more of a note though that is likely being overshadowed by the details surrounded Project xCloud. You can read our review of Game Pass’s Minecraft Dungeons, or check out the general platform hub for further coverage as well.

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