According to a report, Microsoft may release an Xbox tv streaming device within the next 12 months.
The streaming device is said to provide users with access to movies, TV services, and a library of games via Xbox tv Game Pass Ultimate.
According to the report, Microsoft is also collaborating with Samsung to create an Xbox tv game-streaming app for the South Korean company’s televisions.
The announcement comes just a few days after Microsoft announced that Xbox Cloud Gaming users will now be able to play Fortnite on Android, iOS, and Windows devices for free.
According to people familiar with the situation, VentureBeat (GamesBeat) believes the xbox tv device will resemble an Amazon Fire TV Stick or a Roku-like puck.
In terms of functionality, the device will allow users to access movies and TV services, similar to the Amazon Fire TV Stick, as well as their Xbox Game Pass Ultimate library of games.
Furthermore, Microsoft is said to be collaborating with Samsung on the development of an app that will likely give Samsung smart TV users the same access as the Xbox streaming device.
Both of these things are expected to be released within the next 12 months.
The move is viewed as a means of attracting more users to the Xbox ecosystem.
It should be noted that Xbox consoles also allow users to download and stream apps such as Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Microsoft is attempting to attract more casual gamers.
Recently, the company announced that Xbox Cloud Gaming users will now be able to play Fortnite for free on Android, iOS, and Windows devices, in collaboration with Epic Games.
Users, including PC gamers, will be able to stream Fortnite on internet browsers on their devices, just like Netflix, regardless of hardware specifications.
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