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 any MFi game controller and 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.
Significant update to the virtual on-screen controller, including the following changes:
• Brand new editor for the on-screen controller supporting multiple controller configuration profiles
• All buttons can be manipulated (position and size) either independently, or grouped with corresponding buttons
• Left/right analog sticks are now displayed at a fixed location on the screen as opposed to only appearing when the screen is touched
• L3/R3 may now be activated by a hard press on the touch screen (for devices that support 3D touch only)
• Improved support for diagonal D-PAD button presses
• Dedicated buttons for L3/R3/MENU/VIEW/X can be added to the on-screen controller, and any individual button can be removed
• Added ability to configure opacity for individual buttons
• Added special "HOLD" functionality to assist users with physical disabilities with performing simultaneous button presses
Ratings and Reviews
So the app works great.
I'll give some pros and cons here at the beginning with details below.
•Works well on even spotty wifi
•Small amounts of lag/stuttering on wifi, some of it caused by loading and resuming the game
•Works better then the Xbox App on Win10 laptop (for me)
•Best played on games that don't require quick reactions
•Have to unplug my Xbox and manually connect to the app everytime I use it
They recommend having your Xbox hooked up with an Ethernet cable but it's works fine on wireless.
Because of issues such as spotty signal connections and ok speeds (10mbps up/down) the stream will sometimes stutter, pause or lose connection.
Most of those though are when the game is loading, I resume the game after pausing and when certain types of cut scenes play.
I'm sure if I was wired or had better wifi these issues would be barely noticeable.
There is some lag, so I'm mainly playing turn based games.
I did play a single player shooter for a bit and it was okay. A little difficult to aim and move but was doing alright.
For some reason though this is working way better on my iPad Air 2 then my crappy laptop. Maybe it's because the iPad is newer and the laptop is breaking down but I'm not sure.
I will say though that the app almost never see my Xbox, so I have to manually put in the IP address to find it. Even then though I have to unplug my Xbox every time I want to use the app.
Either way I would recommend getting this app.
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.