Microsoft Plans to Release a Streaming Device for You to Play Xbox Games Without a Console
According to VentureBeat, Microsoft is set to release a streaming device that will let people play Xbox games without a console "in the next 12 months". The device will reportedly allow users to access the Xbox Game Pass library via Xbox Cloud Gaming, along with streaming movie and TV platforms.
Apart from that, Microsoft is also reportedly working on a native app for Samsung smart TVs for users to access Xbox Cloud Gaming without having to purchase the device mentioned above. The app will likely arrive within next year and will work similarly to GeForce Now.
"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," said Liz Hamren, then the corporate Vice President for gaming experiences and platforms at Microsoft. "Beyond that, we’re also developing stand-alone streaming devices that you can plug into a TV or monitor, so if you have a strong internet connection you can stream your Xbox experience."