It is true that cloud gaming as part of Xbox Game Pass enables access to console level gaming in the cloud. A lesser-known feature is available to those in the Microsoft ecosystem, Xbox Remote Play. This feature enables you to play games on your Xbox console remotely. We will examine the benefits of Xbox Remote Play and how to set up your phone, tablet or PC and Xbox for Remote Play.
Benefits of Xbox Remote Play
Just like cloud gaming, Xbox Remote Play enables you to play on a myriad of devices like phones, tablets and PC’s. While some games play fine on a phone, sometimes you just need a bigger display, that’s where the Surface Pro X comes in. We have covered the Surface Pro X extensively on Platform De.Central. To summarize, the Surface Pro X is a UWP and Web first ARM-powered PC. While it has a fair number of games available to it, these games are only ARM compatible for emulated 32-bit games. Xbox Remote Play turns Surface Pro X into a full gaming PC of sorts. Access games like Assassins Creed Valhalla, Halo 5, Sea of Thieves, Destiny 2 and so on. Because you are simply streaming the games over your internet connection, the quality of the experience is only limited to the quality of your Wi-Fi connection.
While cloud gaming requires a subscription of $14.99 per month for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Xbox Remote Play is free. Surface Pro X with its built-in LTE connection is the ideal PC for Cloud Gaming via XGPU but, if like many of us you are spending more time at home than before March 2020 then Xbox Remote Play will be the right solution for you. Once you setup your console, the connection between both devices is fast and without any lag but your experience may vary.
How to set up Xbox Remote Play
While the Xbox Game Streaming app is still in preview, you can still download and install it for use with Xbox Remote Play. Visit our guide on how to download and install the Xbox Game Streaming preview app from the Microsoft Store.