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Xbox Game Streaming on Android is a Great Option

The first step towards Project xCloud is delivered through Xbox Game Streaming which allows players to mirror their Xbox One console on their Android device.

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boneso8233d ago

As expected... A laggy, stuttering, compressed, artifact riddled, unplayable mess. The worlds internet infrastructure is just not ready for this.

Zeref33d ago (Edited 33d ago )

Plenty of people have the right connection for this lol but keep telling yourself that.

rainslacker32d ago

Not so much on a cell phone.

Unspoken32d ago

WiFi instead of cellular?

gamer780433d ago

"Option" is the key word, I've tried it on a good connection and it worked very well, I've tried it on a poor connection and it worked poorly. as expected, but again, this is a supplement , not a replacement like stadia.

King_Noctis33d ago

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DuckOnQuack3533d ago

Lmao uhm you sure about that?

DJStotty33d ago

This is streaming from console to android device, so lag etc is solely dependent on the gamer's network setup/speed.

this is not Xcloud

Gunstar7532d ago

Works well for me. Sorry.

TxAg1132d ago

I've tried steamlink on my phone and it stinks even with my PC hardwired. I cant imagine this would be any better.

Zeref32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

It is way better. Console streaming(wifi) feels pretty much native.

You can feel a tiny bit of lag when streaming with xCloud but you get used to it and you forget that you're even streaming at all.

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Chris1233d ago

As you dislike MS so much why don't you tell us why it's not a good option?

Chris1232d ago

Dovergamer, lots of people have acceptable input lag, and again we are talking about an OPTION.

So again, why is it bad having an option?

King_Noctis33d ago (Edited 33d ago )

If it isn’t, they why did the author praised it?

Edit: MS must have paid for this positive article.

RazzerRedux33d ago

"For the most part it was quite flawless, at times it did face some pixelization when running even though I was very close in terms of all the devices involved. I also noticed that going upstairs would cause disconnects, so some work is still needed. While that might sound somewhat negative, it’s really quite marvelous."

"It really did come across as being flawless input wise, that being said there was a slight feeling of delay or lag in regard to interactions for multiplayer games."

Why does he keep saying how "flawless" it is while pointing out the flaws?

Dovergamer32d ago

Razzer, that is the classical double talk and double think that Microsoft uses to confuse people. It is a market strategy known since the modern times. Something that has mistakes can't be flawless.

Streaming is not the right way to play video games because NOT EVERYBODY has the same internet connections. Only few, very few, can enjoy this. However the majority who has an average connection is not possible due to the excessive input lag of almost four seconds. That is unplayable. Even one second is way too much.

rob-GP32d ago

I doubt it would ever give you a lag of four seconds - that's beyond lag, that's basically unplayable. Lag of a second is too much, it's usually around half a second lag at most with streaming services. But, you can't generalise it as PS has got it right with their Remote Play - that service works great within your own house as the connection is all through your own router. If you go outside, it's based on your internal upload speeds and external download - which still works with minimal lag if you've opened your ports correctly and have your PS4 wired to your router.

Dovergamer32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

Rob-GP:

"it's usually around half a second lag at most with streaming services."

But that is intolerable on any standards. Players reacts at less than 1/10 of a second. Lag of that magnitude is the difference of failing or success. With the current state Streaming multi player games is out of the question for obvious reasons more over if there is stuttering.

"But, you can't generalise it as PS has got it right with their Remote Play - that service works great within your own house as the connection is all through your own router. If you go outside, it's based on your internal upload speeds and external download - which still works with minimal lag if you've opened your ports correctly and have your PS4 wired to your router."

Problem: I have a PS4 and I know what remote play does. The problem is that such alternative is not playable at the moment and it won't be in about 20 years. The internet infrastructure has a long road ahead of them if they want to make streaming gaming viable. Right now the technology is not read. Simple as that.

Let us review stadia:

https://www.youtube.com/wat...

See?

Chris1232d ago

Dovergamer running down an MS service, what a surprise. 20 years for acceptable internet and it's intolerable. That will be news for many who are already enjoying the service. Fake concern duly noted (again, and again, and again)

Dovergamer32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

Chris12:

Try to simply use your real account instead of this obvious alternate troll account.

"Dovergamer running down an MS service, what a surprise."

Stadia provided proof. Shall we quote the proof already available?

"20 years for acceptable internet and it's intolerable. That will be news for many who are already enjoying the service."

Streaming gaming is not a valid option for multi player and time reactions that are at 1/10 of a second. 1/2 a second is simply a disadvantage in almost any game. Quick reaction and one to one responsiveness is a given. With streaming services the games are not playable today because not everybody can pay for a good internet connection.

"Fake concern duly noted (again, and again, and again)"

Concern? How about the evidence:
https://www.youtube.com/wat...
https://www.youtube.com/wat...

And we have results.

https://www.youtube.com/wat...

So say again?

Chris1232d ago

Dovergamer - you make up as much BS about me as you do about MS. Want to make a claim, then prove it or shut up. Talking about alt accounts whilst being one of the major N4G anti-MS trolls is laughable.

As for your point, once again, it's an option and people are already enjoying it.

As for Stadia, are they using MS's complete infrastructure? If not, whats your point?

Love the way you keep missing the question being asked as the tunnel visioned trolling has become to strong for you to resist.

Dovergamer32d ago

"Dovergamer - you make up as much BS about me as you do about MS."

Yep, this troll is ironic. Easy to spot on.

"Want to make a claim, then prove it or shut up."

I provided proof, you didn't.

"Talking about alt accounts whilst being one of the major N4G anti-MS trolls is laughable."

One thing is telling the truth, the other is to go against MS. To be honest MS is doing a fine good job hacking themselves up. I don't have to do anything. They alone are digging themselves a hole.

"As for your point, once again, it's an option and people are already enjoying it."

But evidence of lag is there and is proven. Casuals who are clueless will throw themselves into a service. People who knows about video games, unlike you, will be skeptic waiting for the improvement on the service and the infrastructure.

"As for Stadia, are they using MS's complete infrastructure? If not, whats your point?"

This is why you comprehend absolutely nothing. The internet in general provides lots of hurdles for these services. Input lag is a reality because of the nature of the internet itself. The infrastructure in general is not ready to deal with the LOAD of people.

"Love the way you keep missing the question being asked as the tunnel visioned trolling has become to strong for you to resist."

You are not making any question. You are not proving any point other than trolling. No one takes you seriously. Just go ahead and post again. I'm done with you.

Chris1232d ago (Edited 32d ago )

Dovergamer, you are literally the only person making things up. And I asked you to prove this is an alt account, which you clearly haven't.

Online play always comes with input lag, what is acceptable is down to the individual gamer, their connection and the type of game they play. It is not for you to say it's crap for everyone. If lag were as big a problem as you suggest none of us would play online at all.

The only reason you're here is to downplay in an Xbox article, it's your MO here on N4G.

And as for trolling, weren't you the one sending me a PM the other day and then blocked me because you didn't want to hear the reply. A complete clown if there ever was one.

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rob-GP32d ago

There's something strange going on with this article. It's not 'flawless' if you can feel the lag and it disconnects when you walk upstairs. Compare this with the remote play available on the PS4 via mobile, tablet, PC or Vita devices, three's minimal lag to the point you won't notice unless you're really picky, and it doesn't just randomly cut out unless you walk outside of your wifi range.

All I got from the quote you posted is that the device offers controls - that's what he thinks makes it 'flawless', the fact it has controls - shame he then proceeds to state they're laggy and feel delayed.

ArmyVetGamer32d ago

Agreed, it will only get better with time. I hope playstation has something similiar cooking up. Even its only at like 1080 30... but im guessing better than that. All signs point to this happening with Sony partnering with MS to use their cloud services and rumors of psn getting a massive overhaul when gen 9 launches proper.

IRetrouk32d ago

Your confusing remote play/xcloud/psnow.
This article is about xboxs version of remote play where you stream from your console to your device over the internet.

ArmyVetGamer32d ago

im saying i hope playstation makes a version of xplay... unless im missing something here and all xplay is, is sonys version of remote play. All i seen was a person playing an xb1 game with their cell phone and a controller. Maybe im unaware but i figured the only way one could do that with playstation was with a vita ect

IRetrouk32d ago

There are two parts to the xcloud service, one is game streaming from microsofts servers, much like psnow, the other, which is what the article is talking about is streaming content from your own console to another device, ie pc, andriod/iOS.
Remote play also allows you to stream to pc, android/iOS, you can get the app in the relevant store.

WireMucks32d ago

It is very dependent on game and how much lag you can tolerate,..Some things just work better than others,.. but no one can tell me they cannot feel the difference of added 100 -150 ms response time,.. Really glad PS now allows you to download most of PS4/PS2Re games,..nowadays, .. because some things wile streaming just feel awful.

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