How to set up Xbox Game Streaming and play games on your phone

Many years after Sony presented Remote Play with its PlayStation 4, Microsoft is currently finding its own web-based feature. 

How to set up Xbox Game Streaming and play games on your phone
Set up Xbox Game Streaming and play games on your phone

Certainly, Windows 10 PC proprietors could stream their Xbox One comfort over the nearby organization. However, in contrast to PlayStation 4 proprietors, they couldn't stream their games elsewhere, not even to Grandma's home. 

That is completely changed. Microsoft currently gives two techniques for streaming your Xbox One games to a cell phone: Directly from the reassure at any area, not exactly at home, and from Microsoft's cloud. Presently here's the kicker: Remote Play outside the home organization is just accessible on iOS and Android. Cloud-put together gaming is just accessible with respect to Android. 

In this guide, we split all the Xbox game streaming goodness into two areas.

Stream from your Xbox

With the latest updates to the operating system and Xbox app, Microsoft has really simplified the method of streaming games to your mobile device. The settings are minimal at best, so there is less tinkering and more playing.

Here are the requirements:

  • Android 6.0 or newer
  • iOS 13 or newer
  • Bluetooth 4.0 and newer
  • 7Mbps to 10Mbps internet connection
  • 5GHz wireless connection (2.4GHz support not optimized)
  • Xbox app (Apple) (Google)
  • Xbox One console (duh)
  • Xbox controller

Get the console ready

These instructions assume you already have an Xbox One registered to your account and ready to stream.

  • Step 1: Press the Xbox button on the controller.
  • Step 2: Select Profile & System.
  • Step 3: Select Settings.
  • Step 4: Select Devices & Connections.
  • Step 5: Select Remote Features.
  • Step 6: Check the box next to Remote Features.
  • Step 7: Select Instant-On listed under Power Mod

On mobile - Pair a controller

These instructions are based on pure Android 10 (shown above) and iOS 14. These steps may vary on Samsung Galaxy and other Android phones.

  • Step 1: Open Settings.
  • Step 2: Tap Connected Devices (Android) or Bluetooth (iOS).
  • Step 3: Press and hold the Xbox controller’s Pair button, found between the triggers, until the Xbox button flashes.
  • Step 4: On the phone, tap Pair a New Device (Android only).
  • Step 5: Tap on the Xbox controller listed on your phone.
  • Step 6: Tap Pair on the pop-up screen to confirm the connection (Android only).

On Mobile - Play your games

These instructions assume you already have an Xbox One and it’s registered to your account. The Xbox app now includes a Set Up a Console tool, but it's only for setting up a new console, so ignore it.

  • Step 1: Open the Xbox app.
  • Step 2: Sign in to the same Microsoft Account used to access your Xbox One console.
  • Step 3: Tap the My Library icon. It resembles a stack of books.
  • Step 4: Tap Consoles.
  • Step 5: Tap the Xbox One console registered to your account.
  • Step 6: Tap the Remote Play on This Device option on the pop-up menu.

Alternatively, you can tap the console button on the home screen (shown above) to access and stream from your Xbox One.

Note: The Set Up a Console button is used for just that - it's not specific to game streaming. It's a convenient way to get the console ready via a mobile device rather than having to fumble with a controller.

Stream from the cloud

This help possibly works in the event that you buy into Game Pass Ultimate, which costs $15 each month. 

With this arrangement, you can stream your bought Xbox games as well as in excess of 100 games in the current Game Pass library. You can't stream these games from the cloud utilizing the Xbox application — this help requires the Xbox Games Pass application. 

Microsoft actually records this help as a beta, so anticipate a few issues for the present. 

Note: You are not needed to introduce these games on your Xbox One reassure.

  • Step 1: Open the Xbox Game Pass app.
  • Step 2: Sign in to the same Microsoft Account used to access your Xbox One console.
  • Step 3: Tap the Cloud tab.
  • Step 4: Tap the green Play button on any game you own or from the Game Pass library.


Here are a few basic inquiries and issues related to game streaming. 

Is Remote Play accessible in my area? 

Microsoft gives a rundown of nations and areas on its site. Continue to inquire if yours isn't recorded. 

Does Remote Play support reverse viable games? 

No, as of October 2020. 

I can't combine the regulator 

Your Xbox Controller may require a firmware update. To get the update, open the Xbox Accessories application at your comfort by exploring My Games and Apps> Apps. 

Open up the application and snap the three specks that will be under your regulator. On the following screen, you'll notice an Update Now button. Be that as it may, this will possibly show up if new firmware is accessible. If not, you'll see the current adaptation recorded here. 

In case you're actually experiencing difficulty, you can associate with your Android by means of a wired association. 

Note: Be mindful that you will not have the option to refresh an Xbox regulator when it's associated with your Android gadget.

I'm having connectivity issues

You must have an Open or Moderate NAT-type home network for everything to work properly. Be sure to look at your router and confirm that the settings are adjusted accordingly. Microsoft has info on NAT types that may benefit you, so feel free to check that out. If you want to look at the NAT type your console is currently using, all you have to do is head to Settings> General> Network Settings.

If you notice lagging while streaming the Xbox One to a mobile device, switch off your device's Wi-Fi for a second, turn it back on, and then restart the Xbox app again. If your Xbox One is wired to the network, you’ll most likely experience improved performance. However, keep in mind that functionality will differ when you’re streaming your Xbox to your Android device with a mobile connection.

Here are a few suggestions from Microsoft:

  1. Don’t connect your mobile device to a Wi-Fi extender.
  2. Don’t use a VPN.
  3. Don’t cast to a second screen (Chromecast, Apple TV).
  4. Use a 5GHz Wi-Fi connection.
  5. Turn off Detect Suspicious Networks and Wi-Fi Power Savings Mode on Android.
  6. Clear the app cache on Android.
  7. Enable High-Performance Mode on your device, if available.

The Xbox app doesn’t show my console

If the app does not display or find your console, you may need to locate it manually. Open the Xbox app and go to My Library. From there, select Keyboards. Swipe down from the top of the page to refresh your console menu. Your device's name should appear at this point.

I can’t play on a cellular connection

First, make sure your Xbox app is connected to your cellular data. If you have an Android smartphone, go to Settings> Apps & notifications and tap Game Pass or the Xbox app. After opening the settings for this app, make sure to slide the background data toggle switch (it should appear blue).
If you're using an iPhone or iPad, open your device's settings, click Game Pass or the Xbox app, and double-check that the Cellular Data toggle switch is also toggled (the button should appear green).

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