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Apple to allow Xbox Cloud Gaming and other services on iOS

has made a significant policy shift by announcing the opening up of its App Store to game-streaming services. This move is a victory for and Nvidia, which offer game-streaming services that can only be accessed on iPhones through a browser. This change will allow consumers to access programs like Xbox Cloud Streaming through a dedicated app.

In a developer blog post, announced that developers can submit a single app to stream all games in their catalog. The change is now effective globally. However, it is still up to individual companies to create and submit an app to the store. Therefore, it may take some time before consumers can access their game catalog through the App Store.

explained that these changes reflect feedback from its developer community and align with the App Store's mission to provide a trusted platform for users to find their desired apps. The company added that it is the responsibility of the apps this content to ensure that all the software included in their app meets 's high standards for user experience and safety. GameSpot has reached out to to inquire about the possibility of developing an Xbox app for the App Store and is waiting for a response.

According to The Verge, had created a space for cloud gaming services in 2020; however, it was later revealed that each service would have to submit each game as a standalone app. With today's announcement, all games can be housed under one app, with the requirement that the host maintains an age rating of the highest age-rated content included in the app.

made another significant announcement today. The company revealed upcoming iOS, Safari, and App Store changes that will allow users to install different browsers and access alternative app stores. The changes were made to comply with the European Union's Digital Markets App and are currently exclusive to EU users.

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