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    Android users can test out Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming next month

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica – Tuesday, 24 September - 22:15

Who needs a portable Xbox when you can stream <em>Gears 5</em> to your Android phone? That seems to be Microsoft

Enlarge / Who needs a portable Xbox when you can stream Gears 5 to your Android phone? That seems to be Microsoft's proposition with an upcoming xCloud streaming test.

Roughly one year after announcing plans for its Project xCloud game streaming service, Microsoft will roll out a public test of xCloud next month for Android users in the United States, United Kingdom, and South Korea.

Interested players can sign up for the preview now and look for potential invites in the coming weeks. But Microsoft stresses that the test will initially be open only to "a limited number of participants," with invitee totals "slowly increasing" over time.

Invited testers will need a device running Android 6.0 or higher with Bluetooth 4.0 compatibility, a Microsoft account, and an Xbox One wireless controller to use the free streaming test app, Microsoft said. Testers will be able to stream via Wi-Fi or mobile networks, and Microsoft has partnered with various mobile carriers to analyze and optimize the experience.

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    Help us to covering our monthly costs on our official Patreon!

    Timothée Jaussoin – pubsub.movim.eu / Movim – Tuesday, 12 September, 2017 - 15:35

For a couple of years already, we are #hosting Movim for free on different servers accross Europe (and soon on the other continents!). The Movim team is also hosting two XMPP servers (movim.eu and jappix.com) and their related services (file hosting, chatrooms, PubSub service…).

Those #servers and domains are directly financed personally by the administrators but still have a cost.

Today we are launching an official #Patreon page to allow our community to help us fund those servers and related services. Our overall monthly costs are around 50$ and we would like to see if the #Movim #community could cover them by doing small monthly donations.

There are actually 400 connected users on the XMPP servers, 100 of them are connected on the different pods that we are hosting. A small donation of 1$ monthly could easily allow us cover those cost and help the team to improve and extend the services in return :)

If you prefer to do a one time donation, you can also send it on our PayPal account.

Thanks again for your support!