Is Minecraft cross-platform? Crossplay guide for PC, Mobile, PlayStation & Xbox

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The colorful and creative sandbox world of Minecraft has been extremely popular for years but is the game cross-platform? Here’s everything you need to know about whether Minecraft has crossplay features for PC, Mobile, PlayStation, and Xbox consoles.

Exploration and creativity are core aspects of Minecraft as you’ll be building houses, and navigating new biomes on a regular basis in the game.

While you can have a pet companion by your side including a cat, horse, donkey, or even a Camel, navigating the vast open world can get lonely which has made many players wonder if they can join their friends in a cross-platform experience.

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With that in mind, here’s everything you need to know about whether or not Minecraft has crossplay features.

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Official cover art for Minecraft, a cross-platform sandbox game.Mojang Studios
Build your own empire in Minecraft with your friends.

 

Is Minecraft cross-platform?

Since the release of the Bedrock Edition, Minecraft has supported cross-platform play.

This means that you can play the game with your friends no matter which platform they might be playing on including mobile, PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch.

How to play cross-platform in Minecraft

Playing Minecraft with your friends is a fairly simple task to do, all you’ll need is to ensure that you and your friend have added one another through your Microsoft accounts.

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Aside from a working internet connection, the only other requirement that you’ll need to get started is to ensure that you and your friends are all playing the same edition of Minecraft.

Here’s a series of steps on how to activate cross-platform play in Minecraft:

  1. Once you have launched Minecraft on the device of your choice, you will either need to create or load into a pre-existing world.
  2. Next, you’ll need to access the in-game pause menu on your respective platform.
  3. From here, click on the green ‘Invite to Game’ button located on the right side of the screen.
  4. This will open a pop-up, listing all your in-game friends who are currently active and can be invited into your world.
  5. Scroll down to ‘Online Cross-Platform Friends‘, select your friend’s name, and you’ll then be able to send them an invite.

In case you want to play with someone who’s not already a part of your in-game friend list, you will need to ask them for their Minecraft ID and send them a friend request before you can start playing with them.

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Official cover art for a Minecraft update, a cross-platform game.Mojang Studios
Minecraft receives new content and updates regularly to keep the game fresh and enjoyable.

What platforms is Minecraft available on?

Since the game’s release, Minecraft has been released across plenty of platforms. Here’s the full list of platforms on which you can play Minecraft:

  • Windows
  • macOS
  • Linux
  • Android
  • iOS
  • iPadOS
  • Xbox 360
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Windows Phone
  • PlayStation 3
  • Fire OS
  • PlayStation 4
  • Xbox One
  • PlayStation Vita
  • Wii U
  • Apple TV
  • tvOS
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Nintendo 3DS

All of the names listed above provide cross-platform play support for Minecraft.

That’s everything you need to know about cross-platform play in Minecraft! While loading up the game with your friends, take a look at some of our handy guides below:

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