Microsoft will offer dedicated streaming devices for Xbox cloud gaming


Oliver Cragg / Android Authority

TL;DR

  • Microsoft has introduced that it will offer dedicated streaming devices for cloud gaming.
  • This will enable customers to play Xbox video games on their TV or monitor with none further {hardware}.

 

Microsoft has seemingly loved loads of success with its Game Pass service, and it even provides a cloud gaming service so you may play Xbox titles by way of your PC, smartphone, or pill.

Now, the Redmond firm has announced that it’s constructing its personal streaming devices for Xbox Cloud Gaming. Microsoft says this will allow you to stream Xbox video games to your TV or monitor.

There’s no phrase on what to anticipate by way of type issue and worth, however we’re guessing that it may take the type of a streaming stick akin to one thing just like the Amazon Fire TV Stick.

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It wouldn’t be the primary time Microsoft could have dabbled with this kind issue both, because the agency apparently canceled a so-called Project Hobart streaming stick again in 2016. This was set to be accessible for $99 in accordance with stories on the time. Presumably the brand new streaming devices will offer help for different apps as properly.

Microsoft additionally introduced that it’s working with TV producers to “embed the Xbox experience” into sensible TVs. This method, you’d solely want a controller to play Xbox titles (probably by way of streaming too).

The firm additionally mentioned that it’s within the “final stages” of updating its information facilities with Xbox Series X consoles. This ought to end in quicker loading occasions, improved visuals, and extra.


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