New Chromecast works as a cheap but unsupported xCloud streamer – The Verge

It’s unclear when we might see xCloud support officially get here on the brand-new Chromecast. Google has actually confirmed that its own Stadia service will be formally supported in the first half of next year And it’s not likely that Microsoft will be too far behind. It’s terrific news for anyone who wants a low-cost $50 device for streaming games to their TELEVISION, specifically given that the brand-new Chromecast is a respectable video streaming device in its own right.

Just like Google’s Stadia game streaming service which also works, xCloud isn’t yet officially supported on Google’s new hardware. If you want to install it, that means you’ll have to sideload xCloud. The process includes discovering an APK for the Xbox Game Pass app online, finding a method to move it to your dongle (here’s a guide from Android Police on doing exactly that), and after that alter the Chromecast settings to enable apps sets up from “Unknown Sources.”

Google’s new Chromecast can run Microsoft’s xCloud if you’re prepared to sideload the video game streaming service, The Verge can confirm. The functionality was formerly demonstrated over on Reddit by u/kiddj55, and we’ve given that been able to set up the Xbox Game Pass app on our own hardware and gain access to cloud streaming to play Gears of War 5.

While it’s possible to stream video games from the cloud, we weren’t able to stream video games in your area from an Xbox console. When we set up the Xbox beta app (which supplies the feature) we discovered it would crash whenever we attempted to open it.

The absence of main support likewise implies there are no warranties about how xCloud will perform on the hardware. u/kiddj55 explains in a remark that video games appear to run at 720p resolution, because the Xbox Games Pass app is created for phones and not optimized for TVs. It does support Xbox controllers combined over Bluetooth, nevertheless.

, xCloud isn’t yet formally supported on Google’s new hardware. That implies you’ll have to sideload xCloud if you desire to install it. It’s uncertain when we might see xCloud support officially show up on the brand-new Chromecast. And it’s unlikely that Microsoft will be too far behind.

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