Microsoft is testing a new version of the software powering its older Xbox controllers on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, Windows 10, Android and other platforms.
Microsoft's goal was to launch its cloud gaming service, xCloud (or Xbox Cloud Gaming), directly on the App Store. But Apple isn't keen on that idea (even after making some changes to seem like it is). So, like other companies, Microsoft had to use a workaround, utilizing Safari to welcome the service for iOS users.
Dolby Vision offers a richer viewing experience, but support from both the content and the hardware showing it off is needed to enjoy it. And for folks who use the Apple TV app on their Xbox, that support is coming.
The first week of the Epic Games vs. Apple antitrust case is wrapping up, and Apple is going out swinging. The company is trying to get one of Epic Games' expert witness' testimony stricken from the record.
In its fight to try and get xCloud on iOS and iPadOS, it turns out Microsoft led to an entirely different company's app getting removed from the App Store.
It has been a longtime coming, especially considering Microsoft had to skirt Apple's App Store to make it happen, but the company's cloud gaming service is finally coming to iPhone and iPad.
In 2020, Apple found itself at the center of a larger discussion regarding cloud game streaming. The folks at Apple believed they were in the right, essentially blocking services from its App Store, while companies like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and others weren't too happy with it. And a lot of customers found themselves on both sides of the fence, too. But those companies found a workaround, thanks to Apple's own mobile web browser.
Apple killed iTunes for Mac with macOS Catalina two years ago, but its Windows version continues to live on to this date. This may soon change, however, as the iPhone maker is rumored to be testing Microsoft Store versions of the native Music and Podcasts apps.
It's been a rough stretch for cloud game streaming on iOS as of late, with some big name companies not being able to launch their products on Apple's devices as they'd like. But, some companies have found a workaround: Safari. And as such, one of the biggest names in the game (no pun intended) is finally almost ready to launch its service for iOS devices.
Xbox chief Phil Spencer sat down with The Verge to talk about several different topics, including fees associated with digital storefronts like Apple's App Store, and much more.
After adding support for other Xbox-related controllers, Apple says it's working on support for the newest generation of wireless controllers, too.
What was once a rumor has now been confirmed by Microsoft itself, with the Apple TV coming soon to the company's video game consoles.