New Samsung TVs will let you play Xbox Series X games without a console
2022 Samsung Smart TVs will support Xbox Cloud Gaming from June 30
New Samsung 2022 Smart TVs will let you play Xbox Series X games without needing a console — and it’s all thanks to Xbox Cloud Gaming.
Microsoft’s streaming service is already available on Android, iOS, PC, and Xbox consoles, but now future Samsung TVs will also let you play the latest titles directly through your TV.
That’s excellent news for those who don’t have access to an Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X, as all you need is a Bluetooth-enabled controller and a subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
In a post on Xbox Wire, Ashley McKissick, corporate vice president of gaming experiences and platforms, said:
“Last June, we shared our vision for bringing Xbox to more gamers by working with global TV manufacturers to embed the Xbox experience into Smart TVs. Today, the Xbox team provided an update on our approach and vision, which included how we’re making last year’s vision a reality by bringing the Xbox app to Smart TVs, starting with our partner Samsung, the global leader in TVs.
“Together, Samsung and Xbox partnered to bring Xbox Game Pass to the millions of Samsung Galaxy phones around the world, and now we are partnering again to bring our Xbox gaming experience to their 2022 Smart TVs. I’m excited for you to experience cloud gaming on Smart TVs on June 30 in 27 countries.”
Microsoft has said it will pursue other TV partnerships after the service launches on Samsung devices, which means more gamers opt for Xbox’s cloud gaming solution over purchasing a new console.
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According to Microsoft, playing Xbox games on future Samsung TVs should be pretty seamless: launch the Xbox app from the Samsung Gaming Hub and log in to your Microsoft account. Connect your favorite Bluetooth-enabled controller, and if you’re an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber, you’ll be able to play hundreds of cloud-enabled games. Some games don’t even require a subscription, including Fortnite.
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Microsoft has also shared that it intends to roll out a new update that lets Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members play select games they own — and are not in Game Pass — through the cloud. Right now, you can only play games that are part of Game Pass, so this will be good news for those with an extensive library of titles.
Curated demos will arrive within the next year, too. The aim is to help shine a greater spotlight on independent developers’ games, and Microsoft has said that those who participate in the program will be compensated for doing so.
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