Xbox head Phil Spencer hints at xCloud streaming sticks for TV

Alonzo Simpson
October 25, 2020

Would you get a streaming stick for xCloud? "You can imagine what we've just added to the game pass subscription that gives you the ability to broadcast X-Cloud games on your television and buy controllers". With the launch of xCloud allowing players to access Microsoft's cloud streaming service to play Xbox games on various enabled devices, such as laptops, mobile devices, and more, a TV stick making use of Microsoft's gaming programs makes sense.

"I think you'll see low-priced devices within our ecosystem - something like streaming key fobs and other devices that you can simply plug into your TV and start playing through xCloud , " said the executive.

Interestingly, the idea for an Xbox TV streaming dongle isn't exactly new. In the interview, Spencer commented on the expanding future of the xCloud project and the possibilities of the Xbox Game Pass with it. A piece of hardware like this one would make it possible for people to play games on their TV sets without having to buy expensive console systems. Both will be available soon on the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. In the latest and related news this week, the service offered has added one of its most popular games.

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Reports indicated that the Redmond Giant is also planning on releasing TV streaming sticks for its cloud gaming service.

Microsoft is launching a couple of brand new Xbox consoles next month, but they may just be the start of new hardware carrying the Xbox logo.

It was thought that the service, now available to everyone with a Game Pass Ultimate subscription, is merely a supplementary add-on for those who already own a console, and therefore not a competitor to the likes of Stadia and Amazon Luna. 2021 may be an interesting year for XCloud, especially as Microsoft plans Upgrade its server blades For the most efficient Xbox Series X hardware. Personally, I feel that big-screen TVs and monitors are the optimum way to play Forza Horizon 4 or Mafia The Definitive Edition. In addition, it is very interested in overcoming price constraints.

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