Xbox party chat arrives on iOS in beta

You no longer need an Android phone if you want to join in Xbox party chats when you’re away from your console — Microsoft has introduced party chat to the beta Xbox app for iOS. If you’ve been accepted into the program (you have to sign up first), you can keep up with your teammates’ voice conversations from your iPhone or iPad while you’re racing home to join them in a multiplayer match.

There’s no word on when party chat will reach polished versions of the Xbox mobile app, although beta testing suggests it’s more a matter of weeks than months. Whenever it does arrive, it’ll be good news for gamers who don’t want their chats confined to the living room.

Via: OnMSFT, Windows Central

Source: Xbox App Beta signup

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The next Xbox voice chat app will work on your phone

Microsoft introduced a new beta of the Xbox phone app today, which appears to include the testing of party chat on your mobile device. Presumably, this will allow you to chat with your Xbox party on your phone, similar to the way the Nintendo Switch works. While the Xbox app is available for both iOS and Android, this new beta appears to only be available at the Google Play Store.

The highlight here really is the ability to chat with your Xbox party when you’re not at a console. There isn’t anything official on this feature from Microsoft; we were first made aware of the update thanks to eagle-eyed Reddit users. Time will tell when this update will be available for iPhone owners as well.

Via: Reddit

Source: Google Play Store

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