Don’t have the Xbox Series X due to how hard it has been to get your hands on one (given, that it has gotten a little easier as of late)? Is your PC a dust-covered fossil that lacks the ability to play any form of gaming, including within the cloud? Fear not, as Microsoft has a solution for you and it’s coming this month. The ability to access Xbox Game Pass cloud gaming from a Samsung Smart TV!
Not everyone is a fan of streaming games in the cloud. I am on the fence about it as well as I do quite enjoy collecting games as I slowly add them to my collection. However, this does make for a powerful feature as Game Pass can be accessed from so many devices now.
If you have an Xbox Game Pass subscription, you will soon be able to use it with the latest 2022 line-up of Samsung Smart TVs. No console or PC required. Just the TV and your favorite controllers. It will work with Xbox or PlayStation controllers that support Bluetooth. An interesting way to steal some interest away from PlayStation fanboys/girls (although I’m sure they would rather spend their time filling the comment section with how lame they think Microsoft is).
Microsoft will be rolling the app out on June 30th, launching in 27 different countries all at once. This means you might see a spike in gamers jumping into the cloud. Hopefully, Microsoft’s servers can handle the added influx of traffic.
The company will eventually roll the app out to other partners as well. So this won’t be a Samsung exclusive, which is a good thing if you stick to other brands. You’ll likely see the same roll out for names like LG and Sony in the future.
It really is a good idea since Microsoft has been trying so hard to get an HDMI stick solution into the market for around a year now. They came close but then pulled the reigns back on the project for whatever reasons. Maybe performance wasn’t to expectations, or maybe it was just waiting to see how this partnership with Samsung works out (as well as the other TV manufacturers, come time).
What do you think? Excited to have access to so many games in the cloud? Or still pushing to physically own every game you purchase? Feel free to use the comment section below to share your mind.