Microsoft’s xCloud gaming service has officially gone live in 22 countries. Among the 22 countries that the service is available include: US, Canada, most of Europe, UK, and South Korea. As of the initial launch, over 150 games that can be streamed directly over an Android smartphone, tablet, PC, or Xbox console.
Officially called “Xbox Game Pass Ultimate”, the new service costs $14.99 per month and lets you stream games directly from Microsoft – and it does not require owning an Xbox console. You will, however, need to buy an Xbox or compatible controller. Microsoft reminds us that cloud gaming is still in beta.
New subscribers can sign up for $1 for the first month before being charged the normal $14.99 monthly rate. As a reminder, Xbox Live Gold is also included with the subscription.
If you’re wondering whether you’ll be able to use the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on an iOS device, you’re out of luck. Last month, Apple confirmed that such a game streaming service would violate App Store policies since Apple finds it necessary to approve every game that would be played through the service.