Microsoft is working on a new streaming hardware and an app that will be released within the next year in order to play Xbox Pass games on your smart TV. According to Venture Beat, a streaming device and app for internet-connected TVs will be released that can be used to play Xbox games via Xbox’s Cloud Gaming Service. This will enhance the gaming experience for many users who own a smart TV.
The two rumored products were previously hinted to by Microsoft.
Xbox TV, a streaming gadget from Microsoft
An Xbox cloud-gaming streaming device will be released within the next year, according to a report. This means that you’ll be able to play your favorite Xbox games on your TV, without having to buy a console. The device will be a small streaming stick that you can plug into your TV’s HDMI port, and it will come with a Smart TV app that you can use to access your games. Microsoft has not announced a price for the device yet, but it is expected to be released sometime in 2021.
The potential delays to the launch schedule are due to supply chain limitations caused by the Ukraine conflict and China’s COVID-19-induced lockdown.
The Xbox streaming gadget will likely take the form of either an Amazon Fire TV Stick or a Roku-like puck. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will almost certainly be included, as well as the ability to stream movies and TV shows.
According to a recent report, Microsoft and Samsung are working together to create a smart TV streaming app that should be available early next year. As a result of this collaboration, Samsung TV owners will get free access to the app. The app will reportedly offer content from a variety of providers, including HBO, Showtime, and CBS.
Xbox Cloud Gaming and Epic Games have partnered up so that iOS users may once again play the Fortnite battle royale game. It is now playable on PC, iOS, and iPad devices via streaming, and there is no subscription or price for this. You only need a Microsoft account to get started. You can play Fortnite on your iPhone or iPad with a controller, or on your PC with a keyboard and mouse.