Announcing Xbox app for 2022 Samsung smart TVs, launching June 30
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will soon be able to play games through a new Xbox app for 2022 Samsung smart TVs through Xbox Cloud Gaming, Microsoft announced Thursday. The Xbox app for smart TVs will launch on June 30 on Samsung’s 2022 lineup of smart TVs and monitors. The new Xbox app and Samsung’s smart TVs will be compatible with popular Bluetooth controllers, as well as Bluetooth headsets for game audio. And it’ll be on par with Xbox elsewhere, giving you access to new games on day one from Xbox Game Studios, as well as franchises from Bethesda Softworks, among others.
Microsoft has announced that the company is partnering with Samsung to bring the Xbox app to 2022 smart TVs so Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can play cloud-enabled games without an Xbox console. This essentially means you won’t need dedicated hardware – which can cost a fortune – to play the over 100 games available in the subscription, as well as Xbox Game Studios titles on the day they are released.
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According to Microsoft, streaming Xbox games to a 2022 Samsung Smart TV “will be similar to using any other streaming app on your TV.” The Xbox app and Samsung Smart TVs will offer compatibility with popular Bluetooth controllers, including the Xbox Wireless Controller, PS5’s DualSense, and PS4’s DualShock 4, among others, as well as Bluetooth headset support for game audio and chat. The feature will be available in 27 countries and on select Samsung smart TVs.
It’s worth noting that Xbox and Samsung have already teamed up to bring Xbox Game Pass to Samsung Galaxy smartphones. This new move aims to expand the community of more than 25 million Xbox Game Pass members worldwide and attract more users to the Xbox ecosystem by giving them more ways to play, whether on TV or on the go. . According to Ashley McKissick, Xbox Corporate Vice President, Gaming Experiences and Platforms, the company is also exploring other TV partnerships to bring the same functionality to other OEMs.
How to Stream Games via Xbox App to Samsung Smart TV
- Turn on your TV and head to the Samsung Gaming Hub
- From there, navigate to the new Xbox app. If you can’t see it, you need a compatible Samsung TV
- Sign in to your existing Microsoft account that has an active Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription
- Connect a Bluetooth-enabled controller and start playing.
- That’s all. Enjoy your games!
If you’re a Game Pass Ultimate member, you’ll have instant access to hundreds of cloud-enabled games. But if you don’t have a subscription, you can always try Fortnite which is available to everyone for free.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription costs Rs. 499 per month in India. Players can sign up directly in the new Xbox app on Samsung smart TVs.