Play your Xboxfrom anywhere

With Xbox Remote Play, launch games installed on your Xbox console from anywhere. As long as your Xbox is connected to power and the internet, you can start new games or jump back in from anywhere in the world.
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Halo Infinite Multiplayer Gameplay on Xbox Cloud Gaming using Backbone One*

Getting started with Xbox Remote Play

1
Connect a game controller
Plug your phone into the Backbone One or any other compatible game controller.
2
Open the Xbox mobile app
Select the console you want to play on, and tap “Remote play on this device.” Your console must be connected to the internet.
3
Start playing
You’re now playing your Xbox from your mobile device with the attached controller.

Download the free Xbox app to get started

Just a few taps are between you and having an Xbox in your pocket.

What you'll need

Be sure to have the following items handy before getting started.
Compatible mobile device
Xbox Series X, S or Xbox One console
Backbone One controller
Internet connection
Xbox Remote Play app
Backbone app

How does Xbox Remote Play work?

Find answers to common questions below or head straight to Xbox support to learn more.
Visit Xbox support
Do I need to own an Xbox console?
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Yup, Xbox Remote Play requires you to log into an Xbox console. It can be any console--whether you own it, rent it, or borrow it, that decision is up to you. No console? No problem. Every purchase of the Backbone One includes trials to the most popular cloud game streaming services, including Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate allows you to play hit Xbox games like Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5. Learn more here at playbackbone.com/gamepass/

Is my Xbox console compatible?
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The PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, and PlayStation 5 all support PS Remote Play capabilities. Own an older generation model of PlayStation? No worries, there are many cloud streaming services that don’t require a console to play recent game titles like Cyberpunk and Resident Evil Village. Learn more at playbackbone.com/platforms/

Can I play all my Xbox games?
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Any game installed on your Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, or Xbox One can be played remotely. You can even download new games remotely through the Xbox app. Don’t feel like waiting? Try streaming the title using Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Note: Games running via backwards-compatibility from Xbox 360 or earlier generations are not yet supported.

Do I need to own Xbox games to play them remotely?
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Yup. To play a game remotely, you must have it installed on your console. Don’t worry, if you forgot to download a game before you left the house, you can also download new games on your console through the Xbox app.

Do I have to be home to use Remote Play?
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Nope! That’s the beauty of Xbox Remote Play. So long as you have a stable internet connection with your phone via wi-fi or cellular data, your Xbox is accessible anywhere. Play from the couch at grandma’s house or from the beach on a remote desert island.

Is Xbox Remote Play available where I live?
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Xbox Remote Play works in over a dozen countries with more being introduced all the time by Xbox. To see the current list of supported regions see https://www.xbox.com/regions/

What people are saying
about the experience
"I've literally been using it all day everyday and it’s been a blast. It’s like having a portable Xbox with me and I don’t regret it."
— Jayvonne in New Castle
"It’s awesome! Play different platform of games like who wouldn’t want this? Consoles on the go! 😆"
— Jay in USA
"Takes the mobile gaming to a whole new level!!! Being able to play Xbox when away from home when I’m driving semi truck is nice also. It helps to kill the down time. I love it. Best purchase thus far this year."
— Ricardo in Durham
"I've literally been using it all day everyday and it’s been a blast. It’s like having a portable Xbox with me and I don’t regret it."
— Jayvonne in New Castle
"It’s awesome! Play different platform of games like who wouldn’t want this? Consoles on the go! 😆"
— Jay in USA
"Takes the mobile gaming to a whole new level!!! Being able to play Xbox when away from home when I’m driving semi truck is nice also. It helps to kill the down time. I love it. Best purchase thus far this year."
— Ricardo in Durham
"I've literally been using it all day everyday and it’s been a blast. It’s like having a portable Xbox with me and I don’t regret it."
— Jayvonne in New Castle
"It’s awesome! Play different platform of games like who wouldn’t want this? Consoles on the go! 😆"
— Jay in USA
"Takes the mobile gaming to a whole new level!!! Being able to play Xbox when away from home when I’m driving semi truck is nice also. It helps to kill the down time. I love it. Best purchase thus far this year."
— Ricardo in Durham
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iPhone 12 attached to Backbone One iOS gaming controller with Call of Duty: Mobile pictured in Backbone iOS app
Backbone One iOS gaming controller angled side-on towards the screen without a mobile phone attached
Backbone One iOS gaming controller angled side-on towards the screen without a mobile phone attached
Backbone One iOS gaming controller angled side-on towards the screen without a mobile phone attached
Backbone One iOS gaming controller angled side-on towards the screen without a mobile phone attached
Backbone One iOS gaming controller angled side-on towards the screen without a mobile phone attached
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