Project xCloud is Microsoft's approach to streaming cloud games. The platform is set to offer users a complete gaming experience without the need for powerful gaming hardware at home, although it may be a front-and-center feature of Xbox Scarlett.
The service runs games on the hardware at Microsoft Azure data centers, and that is all streamed to users' devices, whether they are TVs, smartphones or something else. Although we expect a 2020 launch of Project xCloud, Microsoft has already started a trial period. So if you want to try Project xCloud, you need the following.
Project xCloud requirements
The short list
- An invitation (and location in the US or UK)
- An Xbox with Bluetooth Wireless controller (this does not include the original Xbox One and Xbox Elite) controllers)
- An Android device (6.0 and higher with Bluetooth 4.0 or higher)
- A fast internet connection (Microsoft suggests 5 GHz wifi or mobile data of more than 1
- The Xbox Game Streaming app  Unfortunately, the first thing you need is an invitation. Currently, the example of Project xCloud is only available by invitation. It can take several months to receive an invitation, so if you have not signed up yet, go to the registration page and sign up. Once you receive an email with an invitation to the preview, you can continue trying it out.