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Almost a year ago, Microsoft confirmed that it’s working on a game streaming device so people can stream games from almost anywhere as part of the company’s Xbox Everywhere initiative. While details weren’t previously available, new details now reveal that this could happen soon. Here are the details.
AN report for GamesBeat suggests that the Xbox streaming stick expected to hit users next year. It will take the form of a stick like the Amazon Fire TV Stick or could resemble a Roku, Chromecast, or Apple TV device.
The device will allow people to stream games in the cloud from Xbox Game Pass Ultimate by connecting it to a TV or monitor, thereby ruling out the need for an Xbox gaming console. The streaming device is also expected to get a additional and exciting movie and TV show streaming functionality. Therefore, the streaming device will appeal to gamers and moviegoers alike.
To recall, Microsoft hinted at its plans for a game streaming device at the E3 2021 online event. The company’s CVP of platforms and gaming experiences, Liz Hamren, saying“We’re also developing standalone streaming devices that you can connect to a TV or monitor, so if you have a good internet connection, you can stream your Xbox experience.For those who don’t know yet, E3 2022 has been canceled entirely.
It is also suggested that Microsoft is developing an Xbox game streaming app to access cloud gaming on smart TVs. This is said to be done in collaboration with Samsung. So those with Samsung Smart TVs won’t have to get a dedicated streaming device. The app is also expected to be official next year. For those unaware, Samsung’s latest smart TVs already support Google Stadia and Nvidia’s GeForce Now. So it would make sense for Microsoft to join the list as well.
This information comes after Microsoft recently made Fortnite available on Xbox Cloud Gaming. This again falls under the Xbox Everywhere Initiative and will allow people to play the popular title on smartphones (including iPhones), tablets and PCs.
It remains to be seen when the Xbox streaming stick will be available for people to buy. We will keep you informed about this. So, stay tuned and let us know your thoughts on this in the comments below.