The new Xbox TV app means you can play games without a console

Xbox has teamed up with Samsung to ship the primary iteration of its Xbox app for good TVs. The gaming large is consistently trying to broaden its Xbox Cloud Gaming service and a standalone TV app is the following step in that course.


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Revealed this morning in a press launch on the corporate website, the Xbox app for TV has been a very long time coming. In truth, we first heard regard to the app nearly precisely a yr in the past, alongside the announcement of a Roku-like gadget for recreation streaming on any TV or monitor.

Whereas the streaming stick continues to be in limbo, the Xbox TV app is nicely underway for Samsung’s 2022 lineup of good TVs. Moreover, it is going to be out there beginning June 30 in 27 totally different nations.

For those who’re not acquainted, Xbox Cloud Gaming is a service that Xbox affords with its Xbox Recreation Go Final subscriptions. It lets customers play tons of various video games from the cloud with out prolonged downloads. It’s at present out there on PC, Android, iOS, Xbox One, Xbox Sequence X|S, and shortly, Samsung good TVs.

In its press launch, Xbox mentioned it’s bringing its TV app to 2022 Samsung TVs first with plans to “discover different TV partnerships as a part of this subsequent evolution in our imaginative and prescient.” It’s unclear when, or if, the app will come to earlier Samsung fashions.

However on new Samsung TV fashions, the app works much like another streaming app you’ll find. You simply open the app, check in to your Microsoft account, and also you’ll be able to recreation. In fact, you’ll want an lively Xbox Recreation Go Final subscription to unlock Xbox Cloud Gaming.

It is a large step for cloud gaming that can carry new gaming capabilities to these with out consoles or computer systems. Hopefully, Microsoft can shortly broaden to extra TV producers within the close to future.

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