It all began last June when Will Tuttle posted about bringing the joy of gaming to everyone. The teams at Xbox began with a vision of bringing a sense of community through Xbox Game Pass and by now, it seems like that vision has become a reality. Now, the dream is to go bigger than just cloud-based gaming, including an app for your Samsung Smart TV.
Samsung and Microsoft have developed an app for Xbox Game Pass — one that works on your TV and with your Galaxy phone. On June 30, more than 27 countries can download a Smart TV app and stream games to their television — no console required.
The benefits of having an app as your gateway are that you won’t have to worry about console updates, trying to find a console in retail stores and taking up space in your home. With cloud streaming from a dedicated app, you can now pick up and play with a few clicks.
Furthermore, you don’t need to worry about heavily investing in the ecosystem from the start. You only need a good internet connection and a Bluetooth controller to get started — worrying about a PC or console isn’t needed anymore.
Over the last year, Xbox has done a stellar job at addressing cloud gaming, and it feels seamless to play many titles on the Game Pass service these days.
Samsung and Microsoft have developed an app for Xbox Game Pass — one that works on your TV and one that works with your Galaxy phone. On June 30, more than 27 countries will be able to download a Smart TV app, like IPTV, and stream games to their television — no console required.
To get started, access the Xbox app from the Samsung Gaming Huband log into your existing Microsoft account. You’ll have access to hundreds of cloud-enabled games if you’re a Game Pass Ultimate member. Be sure to sign up for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate — currently on sale for $1 for one month; after that, it’s $14.99/ month.