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Later this month, Microsoft will release the Xbox TV app, which will allow owners of Samsung smart TVs and monitors (2022 models) to play Xbox games. The games themselves will run in the cloud on special equipment based on the Xbox Seies X hardware, and the service will broadcast the picture to your devices. As a reminder, if you’re not an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber, you’ll only have access to playing Fortnite.
The app will reportedly work just like Netflix on TVs. It will be available in the Samsung Game Center on June 30 in 27 countries around the world. To get started, you need to install the app, sign in with your Microsoft account, and start playing games just as you would when launching Xbox Cloud Gaming in a browser.
Microsoft and Samsung will support a wide variety of controllers for the Xbox TV app, including PlayStation DualSense controllers and more. Simply connect the gamepad to your TV via Bluetooth, and you can start playing. The maximum streaming resolution is still 1080p at 60 FPS.
It is not yet known when the Xbox TV app will be available on older Samsung TVs and devices from other manufacturers.
“We are primarily releasing the Xbox app for Samsung Smart TVs, but we are open to exploring collaborations with other TV manufacturers on the next evolution of our vision,” explained Ashley McKissick, Corporate VP of Gaming Experience and Platforms, Xbox.