Microsoft updated its Xbox app to allow iPhone and iPad users to stream games. However, Sky News reported Apple still won’t allow Microsoft’s xCloud or Google’s equivalent cloud gaming platform, Stadia, into the App Store. It means iPhone users can still only stream games that are playing on their own console.
Apple currently does not allow users to use their devices to play games using cloud computing – having the games run on hardware the phones are connecting to remotely – which would give gamers the ability to play higher-quality games on their mobile devices. Microsoft has criticised Apple for not allowing its users access to the xCloud games streaming platform, as well as Google’s cloud gaming service Stadia. Microsoft said Apple “stands alone as the only general purpose platform to deny consumers from cloud gaming and game subscription services like Xbox Game Pass”. “[Apple] consistently treats gaming apps differently, applying more lenient rules to non-gaming apps even when they include interactive content,” Microsoft added.
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