Microsoft has announced that it’s launching its Xbox TV app on June 30th, which will allow users to play Xbox games without a game console. The company has partnered with Samsung to bring the new Xbox gaming experience to the manufacturer’s 2022 smart TVs. The new TV app is launching in 27 countries. Microsoft notes that it’s bringing the Xbox app to Samsung smart TVs first, and that it plans to explore other TV partnerships in the future.
The company notes that playing Xbox games on 2022 Samsung smart TVs gives Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members instant access to over 100 cloud-enabled games, including Xbox Game Studios titles on the same day they release. Fortnite will be available to stream for free even if you’re not a Game Pass Ultimate member.
You can start playing via the new app by accessing it from the Samsung Gaming Hub and logging into your existing Microsoft account. If you’re new to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you can sign up directly the app. Next, you’ll have to connect your Bluetooth-enabled controller like the Xbox Wireless Controller, Xbox Adaptive Controller, Elite Series 2 Controller or the DualSense controller.Tech Crunch