Microsoft may introduce Xbox TV streaming devices and apps next year


Microsoft is expected to introduce a new streaming device and an app that will allow users to play Xbox Pass titles on Smart TVs over the next 12 months. This streaming device and app will be released for Internet-connected TVs, which can be used to play Xbox games through Xbox’s cloud gaming service. Venture Beat,

Microsoft had previously pointed to two rumored products.

Microsoft’s Xbox TV Streaming Device

According to the report, “Microsoft plans to release an Xbox cloud-gaming streaming device” that will be launched in the next 12 months. Back in 2020, Microsoft’s gaming CEO Phil Spencer announced that “in the next 12 months” players would be able to stream Xbox games to TV. Later in 2021, Microsoft further confirmed that it would soon launch a TV streaming stick and a Smart TV app.

It is expected that supply chain constraints due to the Ukraine war and the COVID-19 induced lockdown in China are responsible for the delay in the launch.

In terms of design, the upcoming Xbox streaming device could look like an Amazon Fire TV Stick or a Roku-like puck. In addition to streaming movies and TV apps, players are expected to have access to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

As per the report, Microsoft is partnering with Samsung to develop the said streaming app for Smart TVs, which is expected to debut next year as well. With this partnership, Samsung TV users will be able to access the app for free.

For Unverse, Epic Games and Microsoft have teamed up so that iOS users can again play the Fortnite battle royale game through the Xbox cloud gaming service. It is now playable on PC, iOS and iPad devices via streaming, that too without any subscription plans or fees. You only need to have a Microsoft account.

Microsoft may introduce an Xbox TV streaming device and app next year which first appeared on BGR India.

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