After Android mobile devices, cloud games Xbox (formerly xCloud) is finally coming to PC, iPhone, and iPad. However, it is only a select few Game Pass Ultimate subscribers that will have access initially.
Phil Spencer had promised it several months ago, it is finally a reality: the cloud games à la sauce Xbox is about to come out of the shackles of Android mobile devices, the only place where it was available until now. Starting Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Microsoft will launch a web application version of its service in closed beta, accessible through Edge, Google Chrome and Safari browsers. The cloud games Xbox thus gets a new compatibility not only with PCs, but also with iPhones and iPads. Access to this web application will initially only be possible by invitation, which the manufacturer will send at its discretion to certain Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers, unfortunately without the possibility for interested users to show their enthusiasm and request access.
This same web application format is also not trivial for use on a PC, as it makes the service accessible without having to install a specific client application on the machine. Students and workers with a computer provided by their school or employer, and whose administrator rights have been blocked, will no doubt be delighted.