How to Set Up Xbox Console Streaming for Android Devices


Select Xbox preview members, and others whose invites got accepted can now take part in Xbox’s Console Streaming feature. This enables you to play specific Xbox titles across Android-enabled devices. That said, some people may be confused as to how to set this up.

It’s quite easy, provided you meet a few prerequisites and have the right settings in place. But don’t worry, that’s where we can help! Follow the steps below, and you’ll be playing the select titles available on the service in no time!

How to Set Up Xbox Console Streaming for Android Devices

First Off, What You Need

You’ll need to make sure you’re invited to the beta first before you take part. Once you do, here’s where to get started.

You’ll need to make sure you have an Xbox One console (obviously) and an Xbox Insider membership. This is automatic if you received the beta invite already, so this shouldn’t be a problem.

Next, you’ll need an Android device, updated to version 6.0 or higher, and Bluetooth version 4.0+. At the moment, iOS devices are NOT supported. This could change in the future.

You’ll need also to download the Xbox Game Streaming App. If you got the invite, there should be instructions on how to do this.

You’ll also need a compatible Xbox wireless controller with Bluetooth because touch-screen is not going to be the way to go here. You can also play it on-the-go if you have your phone attached to the controller via a clip device, which you can find at Microsoft stores now.

Finally, you’ll need a proper connection. Microsoft suggests “5GHz Wi-Fi or mobile data connection 10Mbps down / 4.75 Mbps up” to get your game going.

Alright, let’s move on to what’s next!

Putting Your Settings In Place

Once you have everything you need, there’s a matter of getting the settings in order. You’ll find instructions on where to adjust these with your invite, but here’s the rundown:

You’ll need an open or moderate NAT type to get the streaming service working correctly. You’ll also want to make sure your upload bandwidth is set to at least 4.75 Mbps. However, 9 Mbps is the preferred speed. Also, make sure your network latency is set to 125 ms or less, with 60 ms being best.

Once that’s done, make sure your network type is set, and your outbound port is open.

Then there’s the next category, pairing your controller. If your Android Bluetooth settings are in place, you should be able to sync up with no problem. Keep in mind you will need to make sure the controller is updated to the newest firmware.

Last but not the least, this is important. Your console power setting needs to be set to instant-on. That way, your console is set for streaming, even if you’re not using it directly.

That’s it! Follow these steps and get everything in order, and you’ll be able to enjoy what the streaming beta has to offer! Have fun!