How to Play Xbox Games on iPhone and iPad

Owned by Microsoft, Xbox is a popular gaming brand loved by millions of users around the globe. Through all these years, Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft-owned Xbox gaming consoles have been our primary centerpiece for home entertainment. And, with the release of the Xbox Game Pass subscription, Xbox games became more accessible on other platforms as well, including iOS, iPadOS, Android, web browsers, and so on.

Xbox Game Pass gives you access to a wide range of gaming catalog that you can enjoy playing on any device. Xbox Gaming Pass is like a “Netflix of video games” that allows you to play your favorite games by simply paying a small monthly fee.


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Wondering how to play Xbox games on iPhone? You’ve come to the right place. Xbox cloud gaming is officially available for iPhone and iPad. So, without any further ado, let’s quickly learn how to set up and get your iPhone and iPad gaming ready.

Here you go!

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How to Run Xbox Games on iPhone and iPad?


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Once you upgrade to the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, you can easily enjoy playing your favorite Xbox games on iOS and iPadOS. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is a complete package that gives you access to Xbox Live Gold, PC Game Pass, EA games, and Xbox Cloud Gaming that you can use on your iPhone and iPad. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate also allows you to download games on any device so that you can play them offline whenever you like.

Xbox Cloud Gaming offers you more than 100 games of different genres that you can stream online. Here’s how you can play Xbox games on iPhone and iPad using the Game Pass Ultimate subscription.

Launch the Safari browser on your iPhone/iPad. Visit


Hit on the “Sign in” button to get started. Enter your Microsoft account’s credentials to log in to your Xbox account.


You will now see the Xbox Beta wallpaper on the screen. Once you’re on that page, hit on the “Share” icon placed at the bottom. (Box with upwards arrow).

You will now see a bunch of Share options. Scroll down and select the “Add to Home Screen” option. Tap on the “Add” button to create a shortcut of Cloud Gaming on the home screen of the iPhone/iPad.

Once the shortcut has been created on the home screen, tap on it to get started.


Enter your Xbox account user ID and password. And that’s it! As soon as you’ll log in to your account, you can start playing your favorite Xbox games on your iPhone and iPad.

NOTE: Following the above-listed set of steps will let you create an app icon shortcut for Xbox Cloud Gaming on the home screen. You can use this app shortcut to play Xbox games on iPhone and iPad. The Xbox Cloud Gaming can be accessed using this shortcut but you won’t find it in your iPhone’s app library because it’s not an actual app.

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How Much Does it Cost?

The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription comes at a monthly cost of $14.99 and gives you access to more than 300 games. So, once you opt for the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription you can avail yourself of multiple services including Xbox Games, Xbox Live Gold, EA Play, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and so on.

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Frequently Asked Questions-

Q.1. How can I play Xbox games on my iPhone without the console?

You can use Xbox Remote Play to play games remotely on your PC, tablet, or smartphone without the console. All you need is a compatible iOS device, Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One Console, wireless controller, Xbox app, Microsoft account, and stable 5Ghz WiFi connection.

Alternatively, you can also sign up for an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription to play Xbox games on iPhone without a console. Refer to our above-listed guide to know more.

Q.2. Can you play games on your iPhone with an Xbox controller?


Yes, you can connect any Bluetooth-enabled Xbox wireless controller to your iPhone if you don’t wish to use your phone’s on-screen keypad. Head on to your iPhone’s Bluetooth settings, select the controller to connect it to your device.

Also read: How To Connect Xbox 360 Controller To PC Wired & Wirelessly

Q.3. How do I play Xbox Cloud games on my iPhone?

Launch Safari, head on to, sign in to your Xbox account to get started. By subscribing to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you get access to cloud gaming that allows you to play Xbox games on your iPhone and iPad.

Also read: How to Play Xbox 360 Games on PC


So hey gaming nerds, here’s how you can play Xbox games on iPhone and iPad. Subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and start streaming your favorite Xbox games on iOS without the console.

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