Streaming full Xbox titles away from a console has helped make console gaming accessible and hardware-free.
The Xbox Game Pass service allows you to stream any Xbox game included in Xbox Game Pass directly to your mobile device so you can play on the go.
But do you still need an Xbox controller? Fortunately, Xbox Game Pass supports features that mean you might not even need a controller to stream your favorite Xbox games on the go.
But how do you stream from Xbox Game Pass to your mobile device and play without a controller? Let’s find out.
What is the Xbox Play with Touch feature?
When using the Xbox Game Pass app, you will be offered various features depending on the type of mobile device with which you access the app.
If you want to set up Xbox Game Pass on an Android device, you’ll need a phone running Android version 6.0 or higher. And similarly, if you want to set up Xbox Game Pass with an Apple device, you’ll need to be running iOS 12 or higher.
With Game Pass running on your mobile device, you will be able to access the Play With Touch feature for games available to stream to your mobile device. This games category marks all the games you can play without a controller, making Game Pass streaming console-less and controller-less.
By using games marked in the Play With Touch category, you ensure you’ll never need to use a controller when you want to stream your favorite Xbox games on Game Pass, but which games are Play With Touch compatible?
What games are available through Play With Touch?
While Xbox Game Pass gives you access to the full Game Pass library for streaming, if you don’t want to use a controller, your options are limited.
Fortunately, there are still plenty of options to choose from when it comes to Play With Touch-compatible Game Pass titles, including many AAA titles.
For the full list of Xbox Game Pass titles compatible with Play With Touch, see the Xbox Cloud Gaming Otherwise listed, here are some of the best titles you can play with the Touch:
- Person 5.
- Dead cells.
- Yakuza: like a dragon.
- Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey.
- Gears 5 Game of the Year Edition.
So while you may be limited in being able to stream the entirety of Xbox Game Pass without a controller, there are still some great, recognizable titles available for streaming without the use of a controller.
How to use Xbox Game Pass and play with Touch on your mobile
Now that you know what Xbox Game Pass’s Play With Touch feature is and what games are available through the service, you might want to know how to use the feature and start streaming to your mobile device, driver-free. To start streaming via Xbox Game Pass without a controller, follow these steps:
- On your mobile device, load up the Xbox Game Pass app.
- From the Xbox Game Pass home screen, scroll down the subcategories until you find play with touch and select Show everything.
- This will take you to the list of games available to stream without a controller. Select the title you want to stream.
- To start streaming the selected game directly to your mobile device, select Play.
Once the game loads, an adjustable overlay will appear on the screen. This overlay is your replacement for a controller and by touching the on-screen prompts you will be able to navigate the game as if you were using a controller.
With your game loaded and the overlay available as a substitute for an Xbox controller, you’re all set to start streaming without a controller or console.
Extend your streaming experience with Xbox
With Xbox-compatible console and controller-free gaming on your mobile device for some of your best games, it’s incredibly easy to jump into Xbox streaming and start playing your favorite games wherever you are.
And with Xbox expanding the available platforms on which you can use Xbox Game Pass to include TV screens, you can expand your streaming horizons to not only include your mobile device, but your TV screen as well, making the service even more more accessible.