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    Home Forums AskWoody support Non-Windows operating systems iOS Microsoft cuts xCloud iOS testing

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        Alex5723
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        Apple’s App Store policies appear to be holding xCloud back

        “Our Project xCloud preview TestFlight period has ended on iOS and we are focused on delivering cloud gaming as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to Android customers beginning September 15,” says a Microsoft spokesperson in a statement to The Verge.

        The future of xCloud on iOS remains unclear and potentially out of Microsoft’s hands. The issues appear to be related, in part at least, to Apple’s rules on in-app purchases through its App Store. Apple also has strict limits on “remote desktop clients” that mean apps are only allowed to connect to a user-owned host device or game console owned by the user. Both the host device and client must be connected on a local network, too. While Microsoft could potentially work around the in-app purchase App Store policies, the remote desktop client rules are likely the bigger hurdle.

        https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/5/21356274/microsoft-xcloud-ios-apple-iphone-ipad-testing-ends-apple-app-store-policies

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        Nathan Parker
        AskWoody_MVP

        Same with Google Stadia.

        Nathan Parker

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          Alex5723
          AskWoody Plus

          The question that pop-up on many tech sites : what’s the difference between streaming games (xCloud, Stadia) to streaming video (Netflix), audio Spotify)….these apps also use “remote desktop clients” .

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        Nathan Parker
        AskWoody_MVP

        Good point. Something we may need to submit to Apple feedback. 🙂

        Nathan Parker

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