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Best controllers to play xCloud on your mobile: take your Xbox gaming on the go with our favourite mobile controllers

Allowing you to play console-quality games on your mobile phone, thanks to the power of streaming, xCloud looks set to be one of the biggest gaming innovations in quite some time. 

With the streaming service offering AAA releases such as Halo 5: Guardians and Forza Horizon 4, virtual touchscreen buttons aren’t going to cut it  in fact, most games on the service will require a controller to play. 

Read on for a rundown of the best controllers to play xCloud on your mobile…

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Xbox One Controller

The perfect pairing

You can’t go far wrong with the controller that xCloud was built around. Microsoft’s hugely popular Xbox One controller has been a favourite with gamers across console, PC and mobile since its release back in 2013.

One of the most comfortable to use controllers on the market, thanks in large part to its asymmetric thumbsticks and tactile triggers, the Xbox One pad will surely be the controller of choice for many xCloud users for years to come.

Razer Raiju Mobile

The best premium controller

With its familiar ergonomic layout and comfortable design, it’s little wonder that the Razer Raiju has become one of the go-to controllers for mobile gaming on the market. 

Featuring four customisable buttons, hair-trigger mode which is perfect for intense online multiplayer matches and a switch that enables you to move between devices and configurations with ease, the Razer Raiju really does have it all. 

As we’ve come to expect from Razer the build quality is second to none as well, which makes it ideal for xCloud-enabled portable gaming.

8bitdo SN30 Pro

The best portable controller

xCloud allows you to take a library of more than 100 games anywhere with you, so if portability is a key factor when selecting your controller look no further than the nifty SN30 Pro from 8bitdo.

This controller is officially certified by Microsoft and is small enough that it can be shoved into a bag or pocket without hassle. The buttons are fully remappable for complete customisation and don’t worry there are a set of triggers and bumpers on the back.

Razer Kishi

The best switch-style controller

The popularity of the Nintendo Switch has seen a whole range of joy-con style controllers released for mobile devices, of this subcategory the Razer Kishi is definitely our favourite. 

This universal controller connects directly to your phones charging port, so it’s not ideal for long gaming sessions where battery management is a factor, but with a premium feel and a very stylish design there’s plenty of reasons to grab one. Get yours today and get on the xCloud train ASAP!

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Rory Mellon