Backbone One iOS & Android Controller for Xbox Game Pass
Cloud gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
iOS Platforms with Controller Support
Made for iPhone
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Most titles in the Xbox Game Pass library are available to play on your mobile device directly from the cloud. For an up-to-date list, please visit the game library.
The Backbone iOS app is not required for your Backbone One to play games. However, the Backbone One iOS app offers a rich, community-driven experience. The Backbone iOS app also unlocks new features and capabilities being released by our development team.
Yes, you can use your Apple device's Bluetooth capability while it's snapped into Backbone One. In fact, playing on Backbone One while using AirPods makes for a highly enjoyable and portable gaming experience.
No, Backbone One does not have a battery! Backbone One draws minimal amounts of power from the iPhone. It's power consumption is imperceptibly low. The degree of Backbone One's power consumption is so trivial that you could leave Backbone One plugged into your phone overnight without any discernible change in your phone's battery life.
That being said, games running on your phone can consume considerable amounts of power due to things like graphics, networking, and audio. Therefore, recognizing that battery life is critical to gaming on mobile devices, we engineered a pass-through Lightning port on the Backbone One to allow for charging your phone while playing.
Unfortunately, no. The offer is only available for new subscribers purchasing a Backbone One.
Cloud gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is available in 22 countries across North America and Europe, plus South Korea. Visit xbox.com/regions for details. More countries will be added over time.
Project xCloud was the name for the public technology preview of cloud gaming that began in September 2019. After gathering feedback from players from around the world during the preview, the technology was built into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate so you can play 100+ Xbox games on your mobile phone or tablet, directly from the cloud.
Once you've received your Backbone One in the mail, just snap in your phone and open up the iOS Backbone App. We'll provide you with your unique code and will guide you through the redemption flow. Don't hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.