There won’t be an Xbox Cloud Gaming app on iPhone because Microsoft doesn’t believe there’s enough opportunity for monetization under Apple’s new terms.
After the EU’s new rules come into force in March 2024, Microsoft will have legal ground to launch a new iPhone app store dedicated to Xbox games.
You can now enjoy Apple Music on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Xbox One. Meanwhile, Apple Music for Windows will arrive in the Microsoft Store next year.
At one point in the past, Microsoft was putting a lot of the company's eggs on a future focused almost entirely on streaming entertainment. So much so that one of its previous video game consoles, the Xbox One, was practically kneecapped right out of the gate because of Microsoft's vision for the future. Things didn't pan out that way, though, and now, with the Xbox Series S and Series X, Microsoft's back on track. But that doesn't mean the company has given up on that particular dream.
You can now play Fortnite on iPhone and iPad for free with just a Microsoft account via Microsoft's Xbox Cloud Gaming over-the-air service.
For some, Apple's macOS Monterey 12.3 update breaks compatibility with third-party game controllers such as Xbox, PlayStation DualShock, Nimbus and more.
It's apparently possible to join a FaceTime call via an Xbox video game console, but no such luck if you're using an Apple TV set-top box. We explain what's going on.
Apple Music is available beyond the Apple ecosystem, thanks to support on some smart TVs and, most notably, Android devices. But, one area of use that Apple has not yet capitalized on is video game consoles. Apple Music is not currently available on Sony's PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, Microsoft's Xbox One series or the newer Series S or Series X, and it's not available on Nintendo's Switch. However, there have been some grumblings that could be changing. And now even Apple's hinted at the possibility.
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.