Microsoft supplies info on the xCloud Streaming Stick for TVs
Microsoft's xCloud streaming service can be played on PC, Xbox console, and Android devices. These pretty much cover most of the media that one can reasonably play on. But what if you don't own an Xbox but want to stream from your TV? Does it make sense for you to buy a console and subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate just for it?
Probably not, but the good news is that Microsoft is apparently working on alternative solutions. During an interview with The Verge, Xbox CEO Phil Spencer implied that Microsoft is working on a streaming stick that you can plug directly into your TV and from which you can stream xCloud games.
According to Spencer, "I think you'll see cheaper hardware as part of our ecosystem if you think about streaming sticks and other things that someone just wants to plug into their TV and play on xCloud." As you can imagine, we even have something that we just added to the Game Pass subscription that allows you to stream xCloud games to your TV and buy the controller. "
Streaming sticks aren't new and we've already seen them from Google. However, this could be the first stick designed for gaming. Spencer doesn't go into details, but hopefully we'll have more information in 2021.
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