Take the awesome power of your Microsoft Xbox One console, and give it the portability and convenience of the Nintendo Switch. Stream your Xbox One games to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and play from anywhere with access to your home network. Never again will your gaming be interrupted when someone else needs to use the TV!
• Supports HD 1080p video for crisp, smooth gameplay
• Various control methods including the Xbox One wireless controller, any MFi game controller, or the built in virtual on-screen controller
• Highly tuned performance with extremely low lag
• Multiple profile support so you can use any number of different Xbox One consoles or Xbox Live gamertags
• Customise the virtual on-screen controller to your liking
• Quick and easy one-time setup, start playing within seconds
• For the best streaming experience, your Xbox One should be connected to your home network via LAN cable and your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch should be connected to a 5GHz WiFi network.
• You will be required to sign in with your Xbox Live gamertag in order to register your Xbox One console with the app.
• In order to use your Xbox One wireless controller to play games with OneCast, you must be physically close enough to your Xbox One console to allow the controller to establish a wireless connection directly with the console.
• If you need any assistance, our technical support team are on hand and are committed to quickly resolving any issues that you may encounter.
Disclaimer: Xbox, Xbox One, and Xbox Live are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. OneCast is in no way endorsed by or affiliated with Microsoft Corporation, or any associated subsidiaries, logos or trademarks.
• Added support for the revised screen sizes in the new 2018 iPad Pro models
• Miscellaneous stability improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Flawless local network support, quick service response
I’ve been playing Red Dead Remption 2 via OneCast running Red Dead Redemption 2 on a 5GHz, Netgear Orbi-based network successfully from both my 2018 iPad Pro and a 2018 MacBook Pro, surprisingly connecting to an Xbox on the same WiFi network (not hardwired to the AP or router). The game runs smoothly, and except for my original Xbox controller occasionally losing its connection to the Xbox when the iPad interfered with it (fixed by getting a Bluetooth Xbox controller), I don’t have any issues. Particularly impressive given that (I assume) the developer reverse engineered the connection protocol.
I was a bit confused by the App Store and their site’s language about the ability to use an Xbox controller with the app - you can, but it needs to connect to the Xbox itself, not the iPad - but got a quick response from the developer clearing it up.
FYI - if you want to use a controller connected to your iPhone/iPad (useful if you’re physically out of controller range from the Xbox), the controller NEEDS to be a Made for iOS/MFI certified to work with the app directly. If you are playing physically close enough to your Xbox, you can still use an Xbox/Bluetooth controller connected to that Xbox.
I read a few concerning comments about this not working for some, or lagging. I have a 75dl/10ul type connection and a solid AC1900 router with my xbox plugged directly into the router via ethernet. I have very little to no lag when using an Xbox controller near my console. I wanted an extra screen for when the family room was occupied and this has been perfect for use with my iPad. Been playing Witcher 3 with no problems.
Main gripes are that I can’t switch apps at all without this disconnecting and having to reconnect (usually to a white screen; pressing xbox button usually clears this), there isn’t an option to display battery life (which it goes through quite steadily while playing games), and you have to re-register a console with each individual device you want to use (e.g. iPads, iPhones). It’s close to a perfect streaming solution for xbox and iOS.
Seemed a bit pricey for an app, but one days worth of use was worth it alone.
Doesn’t work when Xbox is connected to WiFi
Doesn’t work when Xbox is connected to WiFi even if very fast WiFi that can handle 4K transmission. As such, the app does not make it convenient to use the Xbox remotely as it requires Ethernet connected Xbox. Very archaic. Also, it even randomly hangs midplay (video only not sound) if Xbox was connected to WiFi. See I would have expected it to be slower than Ethernet but not hang. As such, app is not reliable.
That said, the OneCast Mac App does work well enough without hanging when Xbox is connected to WiFi and not directly via Ethernet. You get a bigger screen on the laptop/desktop anyways, so I recommend it.
Still, I’m disappointed with iOS app as I would have wished to use my iPad reliably without moving my Xbox away from the TV all the way to the only room in the house that has an internet connection jack just to use Ethernet. That’s the whole point behind WiFi. Get on with the times OneCast!!!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.