Microsoft xCloud beta now available for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers

Microsoft Project xCloud beta
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Microsoft's highly anticipated xCloud streaming service is finally available to try today with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. If you're running on Android, go ahead and update the Xbox Game Pass (Beta) app and you should have access to a library of around 30 games.

xCloud is rather exciting, as it's a service that allows users to play video games through Microsoft's cloud and, in the future, it'll support every Xbox Game Pass title. The service is similar to Google Stadia, but we believe xCloud has far more potential. Check out our hands-on with xCloud here.

xCloud for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers

Microsoft is launching this beta in an attempt to work out some kinks before its official September 15 launch. We found that xCloud's load times were a bit long, so expect a few issues here and there.

The xCloud beta will be available up until September 11th, so Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers have a month to try out the service. Head to the Google Play Store to download the Xbox Game Pass (Beta) app and get started.

Momo Tabari
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Self-described art critic and unabashedly pretentious, Momo finds joy in impassioned ramblings about her closeness to video games. She has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Media Studies from Brooklyn College and five years of experience in entertainment journalism. Momo is a stalwart defender of the importance found in subjectivity and spends most days overwhelmed with excitement for the past, present and future of gaming. When she isn't writing or playing Dark Souls, she can be found eating chicken fettuccine alfredo and watching anime.