Microsoft planning to launch Xbox TV streaming device in the next year

Ricky, 06 May 2022

With cloud-based gaming platforms, companies like Microsoft can now shift their strategy in new ways previously not possible. Nearly a year and a half ago, Microsoft’s Gaming CEO Phil Spencer revealed that it would be possible to stream Xbox games to your TV “in the next 12 months”. The same was said again in June 2021, when Microsoft confirmed that it would be offering a Smart TV app and Xbox streaming stick in the same amount of time.

In a new report from Venture Beat, “Microsoft plans to release an Xbox cloud-gaming streaming device” to be released sometime in the next 12 months. This, according to “people familiar with the matter”. The delays are likely due to supply chain constraints caused by major disruptions in Ukraine due to the invasion and in China due to lockdowns.

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It's presumed such a device would resemble either an Amazon Fire TV Stick or a Roku-like puck form factor. This device would let you stream from movie and TV apps, but also enable access to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

It’s also reported that Microsoft and Samsung are working closely to develop this streaming app so that Samsung Smart TV owners don’t even need to purchase a dedicated device for this purpose. This would also launch within the next 12 months.

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  • yeah but
  • 02 Jun 2022
  • Fv1

everything has input lag. what you mean to say, is that if you have good internet with low latency then your input lag will be lower, and vice versa. having input lag doesn't immediately make something bad, otherwise every tv, monitor, controlle...

only now I just realised that my comment cut off because I used the less than sign

  • Anonymous
  • 10 May 2022
  • 70d

You said that it would be good for casual gamers. No, it's not. Input lag is the easiest issue to notice because it directly affects how you control the player character. Many people don't notice frame rate issues because even if the frame ...

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