Companies like Microsoft can now modify their approach in previously unimaginable ways thanks to cloud-based gaming platforms. Microsoft’s Gaming CEO Phil Spencer announced about a year and a half ago that Xbox games would be streamable to your TV “within the next 12 months.” The same was claimed again in June 2021, when Microsoft affirmed that a Smart TV app and Xbox streaming stick would be available in the same time frame.
According to Venture Beat, “Microsoft plans to release an Xbox cloud-gaming streaming gadget” within the next 12 months. According to “those familiar with the situation.” The delays are most likely the result of supply chain bottlenecks caused by substantial interruptions in Ukraine as a result of the invasion and in China as a result of lockdowns.
Such a device is expected to resemble either an Amazon Fire TV Stick or a Roku-like puck form factor. This device would not only allow you to stream from movie and TV apps, but it would also grant you access to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
It’s also been rumored that Microsoft and Samsung are collaborating to create this streaming software so that Samsung Smart TV owners won’t need to buy a separate device for this reason. This would also be available within the following year.