Microsoft to launch Xbox TV app, its own xCloud streaming stick

According to The Verge, Microsoft is partnering with TV manufacturers to make an Xbox app available on devices soon. The software giant is planning to bring its Xbox Game Pass service to TVs through its xCloud streaming technology, opening up more ways to get access to Xbox games. This will be available as both an app on TVs, and with Microsoft’s own dedicated streaming stick.

Liz Hamren, head of gaming experiences and platforms at Microsoft said, “We’re working with global TV manufacturers to embed the Game Pass experience directly into internet-connected TVs so all you’ll need to play is a controller".

Hamren further said that after the implementation of the decision, the users will only need to have a controller to play.

Microsoft isn’t announcing exactly when this Xbox app will be available on TVs, nor which manufacturers will bundle it on their devices. Xbox chief Phil Spencer previously hinted at an Xbox app for TVs late last year, noting he expects to “see that in the next 12 months.”

The latest move by the American Software giant is being seen as a part of its gameplan to expand its subscription services available beyond the phones and Xbox console devices.

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