majornelson on Twitter: Starting today, we're beginning a limited Project xCloud iOS TestFlight preview

Olimar

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Oct 27, 2017
84
New York, NY
Just signed up and very excited to try it out however I am bummed that there is only one game and that Xbox console streaming is not in for this test. Regardless though, should be cool to see what's in store for the future. I would expect that they want to get this right and ready before Xbox Series X launches later in the year.
 

Muzzymate

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Oct 27, 2017
144
Ohio
Enrolled quickly on my phone Safari browser. Looking forward when this is fully deployed.
A little disappointed no console streaming and only one xCloud game "due to App Store policies". Ugh, Apple.

If you are impatient, while you wait, you could try OneCast. It works surprisingly well for a third party unofficial third party solution for console streaming on a Mac or iOS device. I'm just a customer, not associated with the developer.
 

Neilg

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Nov 16, 2017
444
I didn't bother with 4G just stuck to my 5GHZ WiFi. I also tried 2.4 and it was worse.
I had the same experience - in comparison stadia and gfn have extremely limited lag and play fine.
with xcloud i tried playing forza and couldnt keep my car straight, i was constantly overcorrecting. navigating menus had a full half second delay.
tried every couple of nights for the last week or so, i think i must be too far from a MS datacenter, it's been the same level of shitty every time. I am down in miami.
 

HairyFist87

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Jun 17, 2018
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I had the same experience - in comparison stadia and gfn have extremely limited lag and play fine.
with xcloud i tried playing forza and couldnt keep my car straight, i was constantly overcorrecting. navigating menus had a full half second delay.
tried every couple of nights for the last week or so, i think i must be too far from a MS datacenter, it's been the same level of shitty every time. I am down in miami.
I'm about 30 miles from London so (providing they have Xcloud data centres there) I can't see that being the issue, unless of course it is..
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I just got an email saying "You've been selected to join Project xCloud (Preview)!" in the subject line, and it says it's for iOS. It has a TestFlight link that just takes me to the generic Project xCloud info page on Xbox.com.
 
Oct 27, 2017
76
I got the same (Android Email) even tho I signed up for iOS. I checked TestFlight and nothing there either. I still had it installed from the Game Pass Beta which is still there
 

SuperPac

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Oct 25, 2017
723
Seattle, WA
Registered. Got a generic "You're registered!" email and nothing more. No Testflight link. Looking forward to trying it out if selected though!
 

TheRooski

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Apr 16, 2018
16
Got the TestFlight email! I’m glad I held off on buying an Android device. So excited to try this out.
 

//ARCANUM

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Oct 25, 2017
1,281
I got the welcome to project cloud email and it says "to access the iOS test flight please continue by registering with TestFlight here" but the link is just the normal xCloud registration page. nothing on there about testflight. also, only the first few sentences are about iOS then the rest of the email changes to talking about Android....

Anyone know how I can actually get a working link? lol

Edit - literal text from the email. It switches from iOS to android, lol:
"
Thanks for joining the test. This is your chance to help shape the future of game streaming. To access the iOS TestFlight please continue by registering with TestFlight here. If selected, you will receive a message from TestFlight for Xbox Game Streaming (Preview) with further instructions. Additionally you may play on an Android device at any time by following instructions below.

With just a few more steps, you’ll be ready to stream Xbox games directly to your Android device. Here’s how to get started:
"
 

Dineren

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
1,686
You'll get the iOS email soon. Looks like you get signed up for both android and iOS and the emails come separately.
 

Dimajjio

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Oct 13, 2019
558
Why does it ask for a controller? I thought this Project xCloud support touch controls? Or is that not yet implemented?
 

//ARCANUM

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Oct 25, 2017
1,281
welp. looks like they botched this round of emails. seems like you either got:
1. Android email
2. iOS email that turns into an android email
3. an actual iOS email

Here's hoping the 2/3rds cases can actually get resent the correct email and aren't S.O.L. :/
 

//ARCANUM

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Oct 25, 2017
1,281
You'll get the iOS email soon. Looks like you get signed up for both android and iOS and the emails come separately.
I never signed up for android. only signed up for iOS today. the first paragraph of my welcome email starts as an iOS email and then turns into an android email. In fact, the text color even changes when the change happens. Someone at MS did an incorrect copy+paste I think.
 

Dineren

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Oct 25, 2017
1,686
I never signed up for android. only signed up for iOS today. the first paragraph of my welcome email starts as an iOS email and then turns into an android email. In fact, the text color even changes when the change happens. Someone at MS did an incorrect copy+paste I think.
The same thing happened to me and I never signed up for android. I got the test flight email afterwards.
 

//ARCANUM

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Oct 25, 2017
1,281
Actually, the only thing I'm missing is the dang correct link to continue "registering with TestFlight." The link they sent me is the generic android one that just takes you to the registration page. Can someone link me the testflight link? That should theoretically fix it.
 

Dineren

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
1,686
Actually, the only thing I'm missing is the dang correct link to continue "registering with TestFlight." The link they sent me is the generic android one that just takes you to the registration page. Can someone link me the testflight link? That should theoretically fix it.
I'm pretty sure the test flight link is user specific. You'll get one soon.